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Premiere of the play "Uncle Maroye: Re-Examined"

Updated: Oct 12, 2020

Marin Držić is one of the greatest European Renaissance playwrights, and a Dubrovnik native.

Adapted and directed by Paolo Tišljarić Based on Uncle Maroye by Marin Držić

Translated by Filip Krenus

Composer: Žarko Dragojević // V E R S I Ø N 1 2

Light designer: Vesna Kolarec

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.


Laura – Georgia Christodoulou

Uncle Maroye – Mark Elstob

Long Nose, Sadi – Richard Emerson

Quaffer, Scoffer – Filip Krenus

Maro – Alexander Varey

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 The 23rd Gdańsk Shakespeare Festival (26th July to 4th August 2019.)

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