Home of the poet and play writer Marina Drzicha (Dom Marina Drzica) (Dubrovnik)


Description of the Home of the poet and play writer Marina Drzicha

House of the Croatian poet and play writer Marin Držić is located in his former home in Dubrovnik. Marin Držić or Marino Darsa (1508- 1567) is considered one of the finest writers of Croatian Renaissance. Museum was conceived in 1989 as a synthesis of museum of the great play writer and art of performing arts. The interior of the house museum of Marin Drzic contains an exhibition of artifacts related to theatre art in the early 20th century.


Marin Drzic is a peculiar persona in Croatian literature and culture, exceptional for his writings, as well as in attitude and actions. Everyone who ever studied Marin Drzic, came to conclusion that he had an exceptional talent for comedy, and was often called "the king of laughter". Marin was the opposite of other Dubrovnik writers (ie. Ivan Gundulic), who wrote in an exalted style. Marin was, let's say, the other side of the medal - always questioning, satirically and ironically laughing at human flaws, the bestial part of human nature and mostly human stupidity.

It is very interesting that during his last years, he wrote conspiracy letters with which he wanted to dethrone "twenty jesters" - twenty members of council ruling over the Dubrovnik Republic. Thoughts about that are still divided - some consider him a traitor, while others say it is an act of democracy.