Production: Yugoslav Drama Theatre, Belgrade, Serbia
20.Sep | 20:00
Place: Yugoslav Drama Theatre - Ljuba Tadić Stage
When it appeared in the revolutionary 1968, Peter Handke’s play “Kaspar“ was also seen as a revolution in its own right, but in terms of dramatic form. This anti-drama deconstructs the mimesis of the outer world, turns to the inside, towards the language and the theatre itself, presenting them as cultural praxes which shape our identity while, at the same time, making them set and uniform. Half a century later, we do not live any longer in the society of a sophisticated cultural oppression (as some of the western intellectuals used to think) but in an overt populism, authoritarianism, and in the suppression of human freedoms. Director Miloš Lolić, who, with this project, returns not only to Yugoslav Drama Theatre but to Serbian theatre in general, adapts and modernizes this play, together with excellent actors, by emphasizing the current, direct, dystopian mechanisms of the suppression of freedom, in which the oppression of language represents nothing but a tool.