William Shakespeare

Production: Itaka Shakespeare festival, Youth Theatre Novi Sad with Academy of Arts Novi Sad
Directed by Ivan Vanja Alač

Dramatized by Divna Stojanov
Scenography - Jovana Stefanović
Costumes - Margareta Marinković
Composer - Dimitrije Beljanski
Choreography - Igor Greksa

Viola - Andrijana Đorđević
Ludalo - Miloš Lazić
Duke Orsino - Miloš Macura
Olivia - Jelena Lončar
Malvolio - Aleksandar Milković
Sir Toby Belch - Đorđe Mitrović
Sir Andrew Aguecheek - Ervin Hadžimurtezić
Maria - Anica Petrović
Antonio - Saša Latinović
Sebastian - Aleksa Jovčić

Dimitrije Beljanski
Katarina Badnjar
Stefan Milović
Nina Henig

William Shakespeare

Production: Itaka Shakespeare festival / Serbian National Theatre Novi Sad / The Belgrade Drama Theatre / Budva Theater City Festival / Újvidéki Színház

Directed by Nikita Milivojević

Choreography: Amalia Bennett
Costumes: Jelena Stokuća
Stage design: Nikita Milivojević, Željko Piškorić
Lighting design: Srđan Jovanović
Sound design: Vladimir Ognjenović

Anica Petrović
Nevena Nerandžić
Maja Stojanović
Jelena Simić
Dejan Đonović
Branislav Jerković
Arpad Mesaroš
Marko Marković
Milan Zarić
Sonja Isailović
Pongo Gabor
Ivana Pančić

Duration: 1h 30 min.


Macbeth is the kind of challenge that the director prepares for for years, craves it and "fears" it at the same time (similar to Macbeth killing the King).

Among the various famous thoughts of Shakespeare, which are often quoted, the one that says ‘Sleep no more! Macbeth does murder sleep’, holds a special place. There are various interesting studies on the subject of Shakespeare and dreams in his plays. It is considered that of all Shakespeare's great tragedies, Macbeth is the most related to dreams (Freud also dealt with Macbeth). In this sense, this play was created as an exploration of dreams.

Considering that it is inspired by various dream images, I could say that the main character in the play is the Dream.

Macbeth says at one point: "…and nothing is but what is not." This wonderful thought struck me as something from which it is possible to interpret the whole play. From the moment the witches tell him the prophecy, reality becomes a nightmare for Macbeth. Everything that happens seems to be simply a product of his own darkened consciousness. Scenes seem to come from a dream: real and unreal, possible and impossible... The real and the fictitious mix, they become the edge of a knife that he treads on uncertainly all the time.

The world as an utterly nightmarish, chaotic, "unreal" place, I think is a fairly accurate diagnosis of everything we are currently experiencing.

Nikita Milivojević


Macbeth, Shakespeare's short and fierce, macabre tragedy from the last phase of his creativity, is staged by the theatre director Nikita Milivojević in an unusually intense, dreamlike, visually, choreographically and musically impressive form.

From the plot of this "Scottish tragedy", in which the Grand Mechanism of History, established in historical plays, is repeated once again through sombre sensitivity and penetrating intuitiveness, the director extracts vivid poetic dimensions of meaning. A peculiar world of eerie lyric, mixed with traces of the grotesque, is consistently built on the stage. The elements of cabaret, pantomime, shadow theatre and dramatic theatre are skilfully interwoven and blended, subtly shaping an elusive and evasive world, an intermediate space between illusion and reality, dream and waking life, a world that is at the same time timeless, everlasting and contemporary (stage movement by Amalia Bennett, set design by Nikita Milivojević and Željko Piškorić, costume design by Jelena Stokuća).

Ana Tasić, Politika


Production: Itaka Shakespeare festival
Conception: Nikita Milivojević

Participants: Milena Zupančič, Svetlana Bojković, Voja Brajović, Svetozar Cvetković, Zijah Sokolović, Miodrag Krivokapić, Ozren Grabarić, Jelena Đulvezan, Milica Mihajlović, Nebojša Dugalić, Anita Mančić, Hadži Nenad Maričić, Boris Isaković, Dragan Mićanović, Teodora Marčeta, Marina Medenica, Zoran Paunović.

Duration: 1h 20'


My Shakespeare – audience meets some of the most important regional actors who played in Shakespeare's works. Through small "confessions" about personal experience and experiencing Shakespeare on stage (thinking about the character, the process of rehearsing for plays ...),  we will try to answer the question why Shakespeare is still the most performed author of all time and why he is considered the most demanding acting task.

A unique meeting of colleagues from EX YU on the joint Shakespeare stage!

William Shakespeare

Production: Itaka Shakespeare festival and Theatre of  Šabac, Serbia  / Sponsored by the City of Novi Sad
Adaptation, director and design: Nikita Milivojević

Costume: Jelena Stokuća
Music/Sound : Kosta Pavlović
Assistant director: Vladimir Milojević

Aneta Tomašević
Sonja Milojević
Zoran Karajić
Ervin Hadžimurtezić
Dejan Šarković
Vladimir Milojević
Deana Kostić
Miloš Vojnović
Strahinja Barović
Kristina Pajkić

The performance of  Pericles won 15 awards at theater festivals in Serbia and the region. 15 people make cast and creatives troupe/ensemble of the performance. Primarily the play is to be performed outdoor (stage dimensions 10m x 10m), but it can also be played indoor.

The performance takes 1 hour and 40 minutes without intermission.

Performed by the National Theatre of Šabac and directed by Nikita Milivojević, it is the first performance of Pericles in Serbia.


I find the last few Shakespeare’s plays (Cymbeline, The Winter’s Tale, Pericles, The Tempest) very special. As if they contain no real truth, they are more like fantastic stories full of incredible events and lots of plot twists and surprises, yet there is a lack of consistency and harmony in the chronology of events. Furthermore, much of this is imaginary, both in terms of time and space, hence the the impression of a fairy tale.

Since in the recent years I have the impression that I have been living in a fairy tale, a rather unreal reality, where everything is possible, the last plays of Shakespeare have become my favourite. It is just the’improbability of events’ that gives particular charm to these plays.

Nikita Milivojević

*First performance of this Shakespeare’s play in Serbian theatre production.

Pericles, directed by Nikita Milivojević and performed by the National Theatre of Šabac, is an imaginative comedy full of unusual plot twists and events. There are ten actors who tell the magical story about Prince of Tyre, rushing from town to town, from one character into another,  through the sea, over the squares, brothels,  secluded sanctuaries and palaces…jumping not only into new settings, but occasionaly into one another’s roles as well. In this very unusual and original view of one of the least performed plays of Shakespeare,  when needed, the actors play various instruments, sing - in general they take us through various adventures along with Pericles in an extremely interesting manner.  What is particularly interesting is that, as the performance progresses, it becomes more and more clear to us that the main hero of this adventure is not really Pericles, it is Gower, who in his own way ’’directs’’ all the events and  directs the storyline as it suits him.