Trouble by Mikhail Zoschenko, Rolling Caspian Sea by Boris Kornilov, Vladimir Mayakovsky’s Conversation of Paratroopers Landing Vessels Soviet Dagestan and Red Abkhazia off the Odessa Harbour and Amity to Horses, an excerpt from Alexandre Pushkin’s Autumn, Pushkin’s Out of Pindemonti, Anton Chekhov’s Husband.
Premiered on March 14, 2015
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Actor Viktor Smirnov, who has done a large-scale repertoire on a large stage, seems to have been born for large spaces. A deep voice, grand gestures, a unique manner… However, for his one man performance Re-Reading through Favourite Pages, he seems to have chosen small scale things. In his interpretation, even Mayakovsky and Kornilov lose their pathos and gain confidential overtones. Chekhov’s and Zoschenko’s stories shine with a good humour, with which the actor himself is so well endowed. And Pushkin’s verse draws the listener in with its confession tones: I little value these important rights… has a simple, sincere and balanced first person appeal.
Elena Alexeeva. Monologue as a Self-Portrait
Sankt-Petersburgskie Vedomosti, June 2015