05 August 2018 - On the Square of Poets on August 5th, a two-day symposium "Hamlet for the Second Time Among the Montenegrins" began. During the Symposium, eminent theater producers and thinkers gave their insights into the basic conceptual starting point of the drama programme of this year's festival and explained the meaning and significance of the classic drama text in contemporary directorial staging.
In the first session of the symposium, the famous actors Voja Brajovi, actress Jelena Lužina, the theoretician of the drama and a regular professor at the Faculty of Philology of the University "Sv. Kiril and Metodij" from Skopje, Igor Vuk Torbica, director, and Aleksandar Radunović, dramaturg, composer, musician and multimedia artist.
On Monday, August 6th, also at the Square of Poets, Branislava Liješević, cultural manager and former director of City Theater, Janko Ljumović, professor of theater production at FDU Cetinje, Maja Mrđenović, theater critic and Bojan Munjin, journalist and theater critic and expert consultant for the drama programme of the XXXII festival "City Theater" spoke and discussed a variety of topics regarding the current state of art and the festival itself.