From our Collections – Bojan Stupica (1910–1970) as Macheath
We are presenting our our collections. In May 2020 we are presenting a photography of Bojan Stupica in the role of Macheath, the notorious gang chief in The Threepenny Opera (orig. Die Dreigroschenoper) by Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill, in the first staging of Brecht in Slovenia (National Theatre Ljubljana, premiere 30. 9. 1937). Moreover, Stupica directed it and created its set design.
May 2020 marks half a century since the passing of the director and actor Bojan Stupica. His theatre persona was originally dedicated to architecture and placed his directorial performances in original theatre spaces. His creative restlessness did not leave traces only in Slovenian theatre history, the nomad activity and artistic presence of Stupica significantly marked the theatre of the former mutual country Yugoslavia and beyond. After WW2, he was the first director of the Slovene National Theatre Drama in Ljubljana. Already at the occasion of one of his directorial stagings during the war years he was very clear: »I never strived to fulfill the needs of a mediocre taste. No, this is not my playground! My work is done to serve the pure essence of theatre, with devotion and eagerness!«
Source: SLOGI Iconotheque – Theatre Museum.
From our Collections – May 2020 Poster: