Scenario and directing: Nenad Čolić
Collaborator on the scenario: Katarina Ristić
Actors: Svetlana Simić, Vera Jovanović, Ilija Ludvig
Scenery and costume: Ivana Čolić
Text: A. Artaud: ’Theatre and Its Double’, Y. Mishima: ’Marquise de Sade’, K. Ristić: ’Reflections about Love’ and ’Reflections about Feminism’, W. Shakespeare: ’Sonnets’
Literature: R. Graves: ’Greek Myths’, H. Hesse: ’Sidharta’, E. From: ’The Art of Loving’, Artaud: ’Theatre and Its Double’, M. Miočinović: ’Theatre of Cruelty’
Premiere: May 28th 1998, Cinema REX, Belgrade
Production: Plavo theatre & REX
Supported by: Fund for an Open Society
Festivals: INFANT ’98 – Novi Sad, Serbia
At the moment when Romeo and Juliet kill themselves in their incapability to achieve love because of the social separation of their families, it seems that theatre goes very deeply in throwing lights on an existential question of the human race, such is the question of love. Nevertheless, is this so in reality? Or it is all about high level of a literary quality that theatre is submitted to, even obeyed to, and therefore it is going further away of its authenticity and unbreakable connection with the real life of the very human being who creates the very theatre?
THE INCREDIBLE DUEL is the reaction on nowadays state of mind of an individual who is lost between the crucial question of love and its unavoidable parasite – conditioning. It is a theatrical act which wants to penetrate through psychological into social plan and that way call in question all moral and social standards of contemporary individual.