Midsummer Scene Festival in 2016 (21st June – 7th July) featured a rich and varied programme, marking 400 years since Shakespeare’s death. Helen Tennison returned to direct Hamlet, with Helen Millar in the title role. This was the first time Hamlet was performed by an actress on a major Croatian stage. The take on the play, visually inspired by the Japanese court, focussed on female Hamlet choosing to live like a man in order to be accepted as a political power, which provided a new impact on the text. Fort Lovrjenac, that has played Elsinore for many Croatian and international productions of Hamlet, proved to be the perfect setting for the greatest Shakespeare’s tragedy.