(William Shakespeare)
The Faculty of Arts of Priština - Zvečan
IV year students of Acting in class of Professor Dejan Cicmilović

Directed collectively
Mentor: Dejan Cicmilović
Language consultant: Andrijana Videnović
Stage movement: Bera Obradović and Miodrag Krčmarik
Mask designer: Dragoljub Jeremić
Costume designer: National Theatre Belgrade

Theseus/Oberon – Zdravko Savić
Hippolyta/Titania – Nataša Milosavljević
Lysander/Peter Quince – Vladimir Jocović
Demetrium/Flute – Marko Pavlović
Hermia/Peaseblossom – Nataša Stanković
Helena/Mustardseed/Cobweb – Petra Dimitrijević
Egeus/Bottom – Mladen Miljković
Puck – Milena Antanasković

Duration: 80 minutes


One of the most famous and staged Shakespeare’s renaissance comedies about wrong loves, dreams and magic, attempts to get to the bottom of the male-female relationships. What makes this production unique is the factthat it can be performed anywhere, since there is no set design. The actors’ play, the actor and his ability of transformation is put at the forefront, which is reflected in the fact that 16 characters are played by a cast of 8. Originally created as part of an exam in Acting, within an explorationof theatrical genres, the play ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’has been performed more than 10 times so far. It has won the first prize at the student theatre festival URBSN Fest in Niš, included in the review programme of the Youth Theatre Festival in Višegrad, staged at the Pozorjemladih within the Sterijinopozorje Festival in Novi Sad, at the National Theatre in Belgrade, and Cultural Centre ‘Studentski grad’ in Belgrade...

‘The course of true love never did run smooth’
At the Pozorje mladih we had an opportunity to see plays after the texts of many of ‘our forefathers’ – Sophocles, Euripides, Dostoyevsky, Dumas, Chekhov... The unavoidable Shakespeare and his A Midsummer Night’s Dream was presented by the third year students of Acting of the Faculty of Arts of Priština – Zvečan. […]
In classical costumes, speaking Shakespeare’s text, the students’ play was characterised by dedication to the text and (mainly) ‘noble’ typified acting. Therefore, we must first mention Mladen Miljković, whose rendition of the arrogant and egoistic Nick Bottom was interrupted by a round of applause. It was particularly interesting to observe him after the transformation into the donkey, which was achieved without a mask or any kind of prop, but solely through physical play. Vladimir Jocović and Marko Pavlović in the roles of Lysander and Demetrius were also humorous,adding a youthful, almost, adolescent noteto the roles ofthe fellows in love. They were matched by lovely, seemingly fragile, but actually very lively and a bit neurotic Nataša Stanković and Petra Dimitrijević in the roles of Hermia and Helena. In the fairy people, the central character of Puck was entrusted to Milena Antanasković, who has embraced the role of the eternal child and master of comedy in an almost acrobatic way. Zdravko Savić was reminiscent of Rupert Everett from the film version of the Dream, and his scenes with Antanasković were brimming with humour and good gags. Coping with him was Nataša Milosavljević in the role of Titania, who approached the character with a lot of enthusiasm and glamour.
Savić also appeared in the role of Theseus, Milosavljević as Hippolyta, Jocović as Peter Quince (yet another role which invited responses from the audience every time), Pavlović as Flute, Stanković as Peaseblossom, Dimintrijević as Mustardseed and Cobweb, andbesides Bottom, Miljković also played Egeus. The young actor’s power of transformation deservespraises. Casting the roles in this way also points to the human duality, to the fact that the elements imaginative and earthly equally present in each one of us.[…]
Nikola Stepić