The House of Marin Držić is marking the International Museum Day with a theatrical production today, May 18th at 7 PM, reports Glas grada.
As 2017 also marks the 450th anniversary of death of the greatest Croatian playwright, the House of Marin Držić has recently been organising multiple attractive programmes to celebrate Držić’s legacy. The institution holds a crucial place in the cultural life of the city, and provides visitors with insight into the colourful biography of the beloved author.
Two educational projects intended for primary school students have taken place in the House of Marin Držić in the last three months: a theatre workshop called “Generational Gap in the Works of Držić”, mentored by theatre composer Paola Dražić Zekić, and a music workshop “Playing and Singing Marin Držić”, mentored by professor of music Sanja Dražić.
The main goal of both workshops was to encourage creativity in young people by recreating an atmosphere of living in a renaissance city and by inducing interest for the life and work of Marin Držić. The participants studied his poetry, learned to play music from the age of Držić, and visited authentic locations in the city that are mentioned in his works.
The theatrical production that is taking place later today is meant to present the end results of the workshops, and transport the audience back into a renaissance age when this remarkable part of out cultural heritage was being shaped in Dubrovnik.