Playing a part for peace

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For the first time since the outbreak of the Bosnian war, a Sarajevo theatre ensemble visited Serb-led Yugoslavia with a performance that received standing ovations.

The Obala troupe, a mix of Bosnia's ethnic groups - Muslim, Serb and Croat - played Strindberg's Miss Julie to a packed audience in the Serbian capital. "The atmosphere was rife with all the emotion throughout the play," said a Belgrade reporter, Maja Milic. The actor-director Svetozar Cvetkovic, from the host theatre, Atelje 212, said it was a "unique catharsis the actors and the audience went through".

- AP, Belgrade