UNCLE MAROYE RE-EXAMINED
7th July at 9:30 p.m. / The Rector’s Palace
Adapted and directed by Paolo Tišljarić,
based on Uncle Maroye by Marin Držić, translated by Filip Krenus
Composer: Žarko Dragojević, Sound design: Milan Tomašić
Uncle Maroye, Bokchilo, Maro, Laura, Sadi, Ugo, Scoffer Feast and Petruniella become modern people, driven by the motives contained in their Renaissance characters. Our adaptation of the text cuts radically into the structure of this classic text, searching within it the space for a brave interplay on the stage. We will return Držić’s plot from Rome to Dubrovnik, placing it in the context of a decadent party (centered around an opuletly set banqueting table), that will culminate with the most famous prologue in Croatian theatre history – the prologue of Long Nose – which opens the end of the show to different interpretations of this classical text. The play has been translated by Filip Krenus and it will be performed in English, bringing Držić closer to the public
A co-production of House of Marin Držić, Marin Držić Theatre and Midsummer Scene Festival, directed by Paolo Tišljarić and performed by the Festival ensemble.
Marin Držić is one of the greatest European Renaissance playwrights, and a Dubrovnik native.
The rearranged fragments of the play are set at Rector’s Palace, where the comedy was first performed in 1551.
This project has been included in the main programme of Gdańsk Shakespeare Festival 2019.
Admission is free.
Georgia trained at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire and graduated in 2017. Theatre credits include: A Suffragette Story (Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery), A Family Affair (Vienna’s English Theatre), The Dutch Lady (Fred Theatre), Blood Wedding (RBC), Punk Rock (RBC), Careen - The True Story of Bonnie and Clyde (George Costigan), The Merchant of Venice (RBC), Tell Me About Your Ex 2 (The Old Joint Stock Theatre), I Love You, Goodbye (The Old Joint Stock Theatre), Tell Me About Your Ex (The Old Joint Stock Theatre)
Mark trained at the Central School of Speech and Drama in London. He has worked all over the UK as well as Vienna, Lisbon, Berlin, Athens, Frankfurt and Jerusalem. Theatre work includes Twelfth Night, Romeo and Juliet, Henry IV Part One, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Measure for Measure, Noises Off, Neville’s Island, An Ideal Husband and Hamlet (both directed by Sir Peter Hall), Salome (directed by Steven Berkoff), The Power of Yes at the National Theatre, Macbeth, Lend Me A Tenor, Moonlight and Magnolias, Venus in Fur, Present Laughter, The Lady in the Van, Thark, This Happy Breed, Pyrenees, Monarch of the Glen, Chicago and Travesties.
Mark’s TV and film appearances include A Hazard of Hearts, The Monk, Lady Jane (directed by Trevor Nunn), Eastenders, The Bill, Peak Practice, Zeus in Gory Greek Gods, Emmerdale (playing the regular role of Andrew Fraser) and Inspector George Gently. Mark is a regular reader of Talking Books and appears in many audio dramas for Big Finish Productions, including Doctor Who, Torchwood and The Prisoner (as Number Six).
Long Nose, Sadi
Theatre includes Chess (ENO Coliseum, West End); Alain Boublil’s new musical Manhattan Parisienne (The Other Palace); A Chorus of Disapproval directed by Trevor Nunn (West End); Homer in Monteverdi’s il ritorno d’ulisse in patria (La Pietra, Florence); Les Enfants Terribles’ The Vaudevillains (Assembly, Edinburgh); UK Premiere of The First Man (Jermyn Street Theatre); Adolphus Cousins in Major Barbara (W52nd St Theatre, NYC); Hamlet (Salisbury Playhouse); A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Romeo and Juliet (Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch); The Taming of the Shrew (GSC); The Tempest (RETZ); Malvolio in Twelfth Night (Royal Touring); Macheath in The Threepenny Opera, Feste in Twelfth Night (Forest Forge).
Film includes The Last Photograph directed by Danny Huston; Radio; the Prime Minister in The Offering; The First Man.
Richard is delighted to be working again with Sean Aita, having appeared in Sean’s productions of Deathtrap (Jill Freud and Company); Lady Windermere’s Fan (Royal Theatre, Northampton); The Lost World, The Country Wife (Forest Forge); The Lie (Vienna).
Long Nose, Sadi
Filip trained at East 15 Acting School (BA Acting) and Drama Centre (MA in Classical European Acting). He set up Honey-tongued Theatre Productions in 2012 and is one of the co-founders of Midsummer Scene Festival. Theatre credits include: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Hamlet (Midsummer Scene) and Twelfth Night (Midsummer Scene and Vienna’s English Theatre), School for Scandal (directed by Jessica Swale), The Winter’s Tale (LittleBIG Shakespeare), King Lear and Dido, Queen of Carthage (Greenwich Theatre), Bent (Landor/tabard), Orestes – Re-Examined (Southwark Playhouse), Peer Gynt (Riverside Studios), Hell Screen (Oval House), Richard III and Macbeth 8Faction Theatre Company), The Rivals (Camden People’s Theatre), Jane Eyre (Brockley Jack) and The Right Ballerina (directed by Matthew Gould). Films include Transmania and radio includes Gino Ginelli Lives (Wireless Theatre Company).
Alexander is a Yorkshire-bred actor and musician, who trained at the Guildford School of Acting. Theatre credits include: Much Ado About Nothing (Antic Disposition; UK & French Tour / Gray's Inn Hall, London); The Adventures of Robin Hood (Brighton Open Air Theatre); The Legend of King Arthur (Guildford Shakespeare Company); One Man Two Guvnors and The Complete Works of William Shakespeare [abridged] (The Old Joint Stock Theatre); Romeo & Juliet and Hamlet (Young Shakespeare Company, UK & Gibraltar Tours); Shakespeare’s Yorkshire (Think:Light Theatre); A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Lancaster Castle Open Air); The Taming of The Shrew (Lancaster Prison). Film credits include: The Walk to Dunkirk (Fresnel Film Productions / Amazon Prime Video); Maria’s Place (Dove Films); The Wastelander Chronicles (Dream It & Blue Yonder Productions). Alexander is also one half of Country/Pop duo Northern Souvenirs.
Paolo Tišljarić was born in Zagreb where he completed BA and MA in theatre direction and radiophonics at the Academy of Dramatic Art in Zagreb. His MA graduation work included The Midsunderstanding by Albert Camus, radio play Ward No 06 by Anton Chekhov and the written work on staging The Misunderstanding.
Theatre work includes: Nutcracker and the Mouse King by E.T.A. Hoffman, adapted by Lada Kaštelan, Snow Queen by H.C. Andersen, adapted by Lada Kaštelan (City Theare Trešnja), Jur ni jedna na svit vila (Of All Fairies Beyond Compare) by Valentia Galiatović, based on the Renaissance poem by Hanibal Lucić (DSM Hvar and UO THEATRE), At Peregrines’ by Valentina Gilajiatović (UO THEATRE and City Theatre Trešnja), The Dream of Stanac by Marin Držić and Vjera iznenada by Marko Bruerević (KD Kolarin), Emperor’s New Clothes by H.C. Andersen, adapted by Ana Tonković Dolenčić, co-directed with Krešimir Dolenčić (City Theatre Trešnja), Brothers Grimm and Princess Louise by Branko Ružić (City Theatre Trešnja), New Adventures of Don Quixote by Tariq Ali (Croatian National Theatre, Zagreb), 4 Dry Feet by Ivana Sajko, (Dubrovnik Summer Festival and Croatian Writers Society), Chronos by Dražen Katunarić (Dubrovnik Summer Festival amd Croatian Writers Society), Rumpelstilskin by Brothers Grimm, adapted by Valentina Giljatović (DK Dubrava), The Wardrobe of Dora Gelo (Točka na I and Theatre KNAP), Tollbooth by Ivan Vidić (Dubrovnik Summer Festival and Croatian Writers Society), Moves and Masks by Špiro Guberina (Kiklop Theatre and Croatian National Theatre Zagreb), To Son, Dreamless by Srđan Sandić (UO TEATRUM and Mala Scena), Waiting Room (UO TEATRUM and Theatre ITD), Death. At least. (Student Atelier Dubrava and Theatre Dubrava), Dad Lion and his Happy Children (Theatre Dubrava.
He co-organised the tour of Medea by Tomaž Pandur (Cyprus, Columbia, Slovenia, Macedonia), organised Croatian Actors Awards, a large number of events and produced more than fifty professional theatre and art programmes. He was assistant director to Tomaž Pandur, Ivica Buljan, Janusz Kica, Ivica Boban, Krešimir Dolenčić, Aleksandar Popovski and others. As a student, he assisted Franka Perković, Velibor Jelčić and Krešimir Dolenčić.
He founded the Artistic Organisation THEATRE and he is the Artistic Director of Marin Držić City Theatre in Dubrovnik. He is a member of Croatian Association of Dramatic Artists and Croatian Freelance Artists Association.