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The Tragedy of Macbeth

The Tragedy of Macbeth
The Tragedy of Macbeth
Duration: 130 minutes (with one intermission)
  • 14 oct 2016, 19:00
The Slovene National Theatre Drama
Ljubljana, Slovenia

Premiere – April 23rd, 2016

Shakespeare’s Macbeth (1606) is one of the plays that reach deepest into the darkness of man and bare the motives of the cruellest acts. It is a spectacle of passion that results in the perpetration of radical evil and can be interpreted as a study of the anatomy of the darkest crimes. The evil of Macbeth is creepy, but strangely attractive, and it pervades the whole world, from the intimacy between the main character and his «innocent» wife, to matters of state and natural phenomena.
This staging is marked precisely by a view through the intimate. By setting the story in the intimacy of a living room or kitchen and stripping the protagonists of everything superfluous, Macbeth, with all its cruelty and paradoxes, presents a vivisection of today’s relationships and a spectacle of evil through the smallest cell of society.

Translator Oton Župančič
Director Igor Pison
Dramaturg Eva Kraševec
Language consultant Tatjana Stanič
Set designer Petra Veber
Costume designer Belinda Radulović
Light designer Petra Veber
Music and video Igor Pison

Cast: Zvone Hribar, Rok Vihar, Bojan Emeršič, Klemen Janežič, Iva Babić, Barbara Cerar

The Slovene National Theatre Drama

The oldest theatre institution in the country. It is the central Slovenian repertory theatre house and one of the culturally most influential institutions in the region. It has won numerous Slovenian and international awards. In the last two decades, Drama has presented excellent productions in more than forty countries around the world and at prestigious international theatre and performing arts festivals.

Igor Pison
Igor Pison

A member of the younger generation of Slovenian theatre and opera directors. He was born in 1982 in Trieste. Between 1999 and 2007 worked as an actor. Graduated from German Language in 2008 at the Faculty of Arts in Trieste and the same year he was accepted at the Bayerische Theaterakademie August Everding in Munich where he graduated in 2012 from opera and theatrical direction. During his studies he worked in Munich's Bayerische Staatsoper and collaborated with the most famous directors, conductors and singers from the European opera scene. In 2015 was awarded the Golden Grain Award for artistic achievements awarded to young artists from Friuli Venezia Giulia, Italy.
Igor Pison is also a writer: in 2011 he published his first book of short stories in Italian entitled Squarci / Lacerations and in 2013 his first collection of short fiction in Slovenian was published under the title Emergency exits.

Photo: Peter Uhan

About the Company RIKO d.o.o. – patron of the tour of Macbeth in Minsk
The participation of the Slovenian National Theatre Drama Ljubljana at the 2016 International Theatre Forum «TEART»  in Minsk with the performance Macbeth would not be possible without the generous support from the prominent and internationally successful company RIKO d.o.o., which pursues its business activity also on the Belarusian market.
The Company RIKO d.o.o is a proud supporter of many cultural and arts institutions, festival events, selected projects and creators. The Slovenian National Theatre Drama Ljubljana is one of RIKO’s long-term partners in trying to gain a greater awareness of the values which reach far beyond successful production to enable people and societies they live in a starting point for a more colourful and qualitative life.
More information about RIKO’s devoted work on website.

About the BISOL Group
BISOL Group, a European manufacturer of premium solar solutions, together with the Honorary Consul of Slovenia in Belarusian Mr. Sergej Vladimirovič Badulja, is proud to support the Slovenian National Theatre Drama Ljubljana at the 2016 International Theatre Forum «TEART» in Minsk, Belarus. BISOL Group takes great responsibility not only in the conception, invention and production of eco‑friendly solar solutions, but is also very passionate about supporting and advancing cultural and social practices and achievements. You can find more information about BISOL on website.