5th Bitola Shakespeare Festival begins

Shakespeare Collage - stage and music performance, produced by National Theatre Bitola, will have the honor Wednesday evening to open the 5th Bitola Shakespeare Festival, which this year brings together 12 theater companies from Bulgaria, Russia, Kazakhstan, Romania, Slovakia, US and Macedonia.



The festival kicks off the activities within the cultural summer in Bitola 'Bitfest 2017'.

This year the festival offers performances of Shakespeare's masterpieces by Turkish National Theatre - Othello; Dramatic Theatre “Ivan Radoev”, Pleven / Bulgaria - Cymbeline; Drama Theatre, Skopje / Macedonia - The Merchant of Venice; Academic Drama Theatre, Vladimir/Russia - Hamlet’s Dreams - Nina Mazur (monodrama inspired by W. Shakespeare's tragedy 'Hamlet'); 'Aco Shopov' Theatre Stip / Macedonia - Richard III; Karagandy Regional Dramatic Theatre, Karaganda / Kazakhstan - Hamlet – mousetrap; Tandarica Theatre, Bucharest / Romania - Midsummer Night's Dream; Lit Moon Theatre Company, Santa Barbara California / USA - Richard III; Theatre Kontra, Bratislava / Slovakia -Macbeth (monodrama inspired by W. Shakespeare's tragedy 'Macbeth'); 'Anton Panov' Theatre, Strumica / Macedonia - Twelfth Night and Theatre Comedy, Skopje / Macedonia - Midsummer Night's Dream.

The Shakespeare Festival the southwestern city in Macedonia is part of the European Shakespeare Festivals Network.

The Bitola Shakespeare Festival closes on July 1.

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