The winner of our Share Shakespeare Prize is a video game concept 'A Midsummer Night's Dream – Replayed' by Bojan Trobok, Tanja Lalić and Ljubiša Avgustin from a gaming start-up from Novi Sad Agoul.
Since we are real Shakespeare enthusiasts, it really bothered us that there were no games on the market that are based on some of his works. Since games are a very widespread medium today, we thought that this would be a perfect way to immortalise Shakespeare and his work in a new and different way.
The awarded project is an interactive game that is aimed at younger audiences and tells a story inspired by one of Shakespeare's most loved comedies 'Midsummer Night's Dream'. This project was a part of our Shakespeare Lives global programme of events and activities celebrating William Shakespeare's work on the occasion of the 400th anniversary of his death in 2016.
Through our international competition, we invited creative practitioners to help us celebrate the Bard's work in a new and creative way. We received 44 proposals both from major national cultural institutions but also school students who presented their own version of Shakespeare in the 21st century. The proposals were sent by authors from Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Ukraine and the UK.
The judging panel, consisting of our Director for the Western Balkans Clare Sears, British Ambassador to Serbia Denis Keefe, theatrologist and BITEF Festival Artistic Director dr Ivan Medenica, independent curator dr Maja Ćirić and editor of online portal Netokracija Srbija Marko Mudrinić selected the project 'A Midsummer Night's Dream – Replayed' for its innovative nature and potential to reach a new audience.
Share Shakespeare prize is implemented in partnership with the British Embassy in Belgrade.