International theatre festival, one of a kind in this part of Europe, presents contemporary productions of William Shakespeare’s plays.
It is held annually, in the beautiful setting of a castle on the Danube bank in Čortanovci (a village in Serbia in the Municipality of Indjija, the Province of Vojvodina) – in Villa Stanković, one of the most picturesque summer residencies in Serbia, modelled after medieval castles in Lombardy.
The main idea of the festival is to treasure the work of the world’s preeminent dramatist by presenting attractive theatre programme under the open sky, as it was done in Shakespeare’s times. Besides the main programme, the side programme presents a wide range of multimedia and educational contents.
The festival was founded in 2014, on the initiative of Nikita Milivojević, one of the most important Serbian theatre directors, after the premiere of his performance of „Henry VI” in The Globe theatre in London in May 2012.
The organizer of Itaka Shakespeare Festival in Serbia is Itaka Art Centre in Indjija.
|12 september||19:30||Belgrade Philharmonic String Quartet (Serbia)|
SHAKESPEARE & BEETHOVEN
|Vila Stanković Čortanovci*|
|13 september||19:30||National Theatre Niš / Kruševac Theater Nišville Jazz Theatre Festival (Serbia)|
AS YOU LIKE IT
|Directed by: Nikita Milivojević|
|14 september||19:30||Šabac Thetaer (Serbia)|
TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA
|Directed by Mia Knežević|
|15. september||19:30||Serbian National Theater Novi Sad (Serbia) Tom Stoppard|
ROSENCRANTZ & GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD
|Directed by Igor Pavlović|
|16. september||19:30||Shakespeare Festival (Serbia)|
|Conception: Nikita Milivojević|