W. Shakespeare: Othello

Othello is one of the most terrible and at the same time the most tender tragedies of Shakespeare. The focus of the story is envy, jealousy, trust, betrayal and, most importantly, love. This important topic will explore the context of a war veteran who returns home as a hero, after having looked into the darkest depths of the human soul.

Co-production of Ulysses Theatre and Sarajevo War Theatre SARTR

Shakespeare OTHELLO

Othello is one of the most terrible and at the same time the most tender tragedies of Shakespeare. The focus of the story is envy, jealousy, trust, betrayal and, most importantly, love. This important topic will explore the context of a war veteran who returns home as a hero, after having looked into the darkest depths of the human soul.

War brings the community, as well as the individual, to the realisation that there are only two categories – black and white, friend or foe, good or bad. Shades of grey disappear. On the battlefield, the whole body is focused on survival, so the condition for survival is that a person lives and reacts according to the most basic instincts, rejecting complex multi-layered social rules.

But one day the warriors return home and have to adapt to social rules all over again. How easy it is to break a hero, how easy it is to manipulate him. What irreparable tragic consequences will these manipulations have, this fatal “peaceful” game… Those who survived the war may not survive the peace.

“I survived, but a part of me died in battle. I understand defeating the enemy, but I don’t know how to live among my own people. It’s hard to win a war, but it’s just as hard to win peace.” – these are the words of a true hero who went through the war.

Shows

DIRECTOR: Oksana Dmitrieva

DRAMATURG: Nejra Babić

SET AND COSTUME DESIGN: Mikhaylo Nikolayev

COMPOSER: Kateryna Palachova

CHOREOGRAPHER: Inna Falkova

PROJECT ASSOCIATES:
Rade Šerbedžija i Lenka Udovički

CAST:
Members of Sarajevo War Theatre SARTR Alban Ukaj, Snežana Bogičević, Jasenko Pašić, Maja Salkić, Davor Sabo, Adnan Kreso, three guest actors Ermin Bravo, Mehmed Porča i Mak Čengic, and Croatian actress Ana Marija Brđanović.