Yugoslav Drama Theatre (Serbia)
Alfred de Musset: LORENZACCIO
Photo: Nenad Petrovic

Friday, November 22, Main Hall

Serbian translation by: Mirjana Zdravković
Text is adapted by the director of the production, Boris Liješević, and dramaturgs Fedor Šili and Miloš Krečković 
1h 40' without intermission

Lorenzo de Medici / Exile / Citizen: Marko Janketić
Philippe Strozzi / Alamano / Corsini / Pazzi: Branislav Lečić
Duke Alexander de Medicis / Cardinal / Cosmo de Medicis / Goldsmith / Mercer / Students / Courtiers / Members of the Council of the Eight: Milan Marić
Louise Strozzi / Marie Soderini / Page / Exile / Citizen: Sloboda Mićalović
Catherine Ginori / Gabriella / Exile / Citizen: Milena Vasić
Pierre Strozzi / Maffio: Miodrag Dragičević
Sir Maurice / Julien Salviati / Officer / Exile: Petar Benčina
Prior Léon Strozzi / Bindo Altoviti / Officer / Monk / Exile: Andrija Kuzmanović



Set designer: Gorčin Stojanović
Costume design: Maria Marković Milojev
Set designer's assistant: Ivana Krnjić
Original music: Aleksandra Đorđević
Lyrics: Marija Stojanović
Director's assistant: Natalija Kidišević

Lorenzaccio is a French play by Alfred de Musset, and it is one of the most famous plays of French Romanticism, being strongly influenced by the works of Victor Hugo and William Shakespeare. It is a story set in 16th century Florence in the times of the Medicis, but written about a very exciting period in French history, in the aftermath of the French Revolution. All this inspired de Musset to ponder upon the key topics of his age, namely whether there is a point in rebellion or revolution, moreover, what is the relationship between an individual and society, and finally, when does our sense of humanity become depleted.
The production premiered on 28th May, 2019 on the Ljuba Tadić stage.

"I discovered Lorenzaccio in an old box of plays that had been sitting there for over a decade. I got it from Ognjenka Milićević nearly fifteen years ago. What drew me to it was the combination of momentous historical events and intimate moments; the dichotomy of the general and the personal. A father fearing for his children and a revolutionary are fighting for supremacy within the same person; a murderous tyrant and a boy desperate to preserve his soul and his good name. The boy wanted his place in history and lost everything. He became disappointed and realized he failed in his goal and in his life. The road to history is paved with vices, sin, and abominations. One should not work toward the common good, in helping humanity, for it is difficult to wash one's hands clean afterwards."

Boris Liješević 

Photo: Nenad Petrovic