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Posted on 8 March 2012

Today marks International Women’s Day, a day on which the world celebrates women and demonstrates their appreciation and love toward womankind.

The Belgrade Theatre has recently staged a number of hugely successful productions that look specifically at issues relating to women in society, such as Nora, Uncle Vanya, The Usual Auntijies and Scenes from a Marriage.

This theme continues in two of the upcoming Belgrade productions. Stars in the Morning Sky focuses on a group of extraordinary women whose lives are thrown into chaos as Moscow prepares to host the 1980 Olympic Games. Branded as prostitutes and undesirables, they have been herded out of the city by the Russian authorities, who want to show the world a cleaned-up version of life in the Soviet Union.

While The Father is Strindberg’s response to Nora and examines a woman who will sacrifice anything to get what she believes is right. When she suggests to her husband that he may not be her daughter’s father at all, she sets in motion a chain of events that will have catastrophic consequences.

The Belgrade Theatre’s Artistic Director, Hamish Glen, has a desire for the Belgrade to become the recognised home for striking new versions of European classic drama, a desire that was inspired by Coventry’s internationalism and its unique position as the city of Peace and Reconciliation. In addition the work of the Belgrade is designed to challenge people’s perception of the world around them; the issues in these productions are timeless and are as relevant today as they were when the plays were originally written.

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