Matko Sršen is a director, playwright and poet born 1947 in Dubrovnik, Croatia. He has directed more than one hundred productions, both in Croatia and abroad, for stage and radio. He has received numerous awards, prizes, and recognition for a lifetime devoted to the theater, including Best Theatre Director for his production of Dostoyevsky’s 'Brothers Karamazov'. For several years, he was the theater director for the annual Dubrovnik Summer Festival. In 1983, his interest in Marin Držić, ‘the Croatian Shakespeare’, led to the first production in four hundred years of the play, 'Venus and Adonis', directed by Sršen. At the 2003, Dubrovnik Summer Festival, he saw his reconstructed lost play by Držić, 'Pomet', performed. As a playwright, Sršen has had more than twenty of his own works produced for theater and radio. Four books of his plays, essays, and poetry have been published. He was the Head of Theater Directing Department at the Academy of Dramatic Art at Zagreb University.
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