Wednesday, September 29, 2021

The Posters the Play Siroka zemlja (The Vast Domain)

Originally, the premiere of the play Siroka zemlja (The Vast Domain), a production of JDP Yugoslav Drama Theater in Belgrade, Serbia was scheduled for the spring of this year. Unfortunately, because of Covid, the premiere had been postponed a few times. Finally, it happened on September 24th.

The Vast Domain (Das weite Land) is a play by the Austrian playwright Arthur Schnitzler, which focuses on 1890s Viennese society, demonstrating the effects of upper-class codes of behaviour on human relationships.
"A play that combines detailed psychology with a portrait of a society... What the play shows us is couples indulging in a polite sexual excuse me behind which lurks panic, death and an insane preoccupation with honour... What is fascinating is that the action is conducted against a background of tennis parties, trips to the Dolomites, charade like affairs and summerhouse banter against Art Deco panels. Everything suggests a world of golden leisure and civilized deceit. But what Schnitzler shows us is the corrosive effect of habitual lying on this Smiles of a Summer Night' atmosphere and the destructive impact of the hero's contaminated sense of honour. I think it's a marvellous play because it pinpoints decadence with wit and irony."
You can find more of my poster designs for JDP here.


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