Title::150 years from the birth of Branislav Nusic
Date of Issue:20.10.2014
Printing techniques:multicolour offset
Printing House:Forum, Novi Sad
Motive:portrait of Branislav Nusic
Face value:0.90 BAM
Branislav Nusic was born on 20 October 1864 in Belgrade, in Aromanians merchant family, as Alchiviadi al Nusa. He graduated in Belgrade, where he in 1884 graduated from the Law Faculty. As a soldier, he took part in the Serbo-Bulgarian War in 1885, and upon its completion he published in the (then opposition) "A daily newspaper" controversial poem "Two humans", in which he mocked then Serbian monarchy. Because of this poem he has been sentenced to two years in prison.
As an official of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Serbia, Nusic from 1889 spent a decade in southern Serbia and Macedonia. In 1900 he was appointed Secretary of the Ministry of Education, and four years later he was appointed director of the Serbian National Theatre in Novi Sad. After only a year he left this position and returned to Belgrade, where he worked as a journalist.
Upon completion of the "Great War," he was appointed to the position of warden "Art Department" of the Ministry of Education of the newly formed Kingdom of Serbs, where he stayed until 1923. Then he became manager of the Sarajevo National Theatre, and in 1927 he returned to Belgrade. As a regular member of the Serbian Royal Academy he became in the 10th February 1933.
This "genius and wizard of laughter" written during his turbulent life fifty plays and a series of prose works. Hanging out with the ordinary, but also with the people from the government, he became familiar with the mentality of the Serbs, and the heroes of his works successfully "adorned" with all the virtues and flaws of this nation.
Thanks to its splendid talent for writing and the ability to identify the core of the Serbian mentality, Nusic has created a unique gallery of characters, which is depicted in his works in all (im) possible situations. This colorful gallery for generations make viewers and readers laugh with hilarious comedy "The Parliamentarian", "A Suspect Individual", "Doctor", "The Cabinet Minister's Wife", "Bereaved family", "The Deceased", "The Trip around the World" ...
"The wittiest man of the Balkans" has died in his hometown of Belgrade, 19 January 1938. On that day, the facade of the Belgrade National Theatre was wrapped in a black cloth ...
Author: Nebojsa Djumic and МА Bozidar Dosenovic
Cooperation: Goran Barac, publicist from Banjaluka
Publisher: Poste Srpske a.d. Banjaluka