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This is not Nikolai Roshchin’s first attempt to stage a play by Gozzi. Back in 2011 he staged The Raven at the A.R.T.O. theatre, turning down the festive design characteristic of commedia dell’arte purposefully. In 2001 Nikolai Roshchin put on the play The Stag King (Russian Academic Youth Theatre, Moscow, 2001) which was recognized as one of the best Gozzi’s performances on the Russian stage. This rendering brought the director the Smoktunovsky Award and the Moscow Critics’ Association Award.
The Macbeth is the Russian debut of Krzysztof Garbaczewski, a young leader of new Polish directorship. This staging by a student of Krystian Lupa, one of the top directors of our age, was a significant milestone for the New Stage of Alexandrinsky Theatre on its way towards the evolution of the scenic language and searching for a new theatric lexicon.
The performance is based on the novel of F.M. Dostoevsky - Crime and Punishment - the first work on the Stage of Alexandrinsky Theatre of one of the most prominent stage directors of the contemporary Eastern Europe, the artistic director of the Hungarian National Theatre, Attila Vidnyansky.
An Anxious Box Keeper’s Sketch-Book - one-man performance directed by the Distinguished Artist of the Russian Federation Igor Volkov is the second piece of the Monologues at the Tsar’s Lobby cycle opened by the Monologues performance (currently named Faces and Roles) directed by the Honoured Artist of the Russian Federation Nikolai Marton and based on pieces of the classic repertoire.
As Russia’s oldest national theatre, the Alexandrinsky stage has always been the place to perform the works of the important contemporary writers. In that respect, the new performance of Marat Gatsalov of a latest novel of a famous Russian contemporary writer continues this Alexandrinsky Theatre tradition.