Dramatic adaptation by V. Levanov
The performance includes fragments of M.M. Morozov, B.L. Pasternak, M.L. Lozinsky, and N.A. Polevoy’s translations
Author: W. Shakespeare
Director: Valery Fokin
Scenography: Alexander BOROVSKY
Music: Alexander BAKSHI
Costumes: Oksana YARMOLNIK
Light Director: Damir ISMAGILOV
Music Director of the performance: Ivan BLAGODER
Plastics: Igor KACHAYEV
Assistant Director: Oleg EREMIN
Director’s Aid: Ludmila FILIPPOVA
The tragic story of Prince Hamlet has a unique capacity to become actual again in various historical periods; it expresses the quintessence of people’s social and deeply personal concepts and feelings. The play, created by W. Shakespeare more than four centuries ago, has acquired numerous interpretations and dramatic adaptations trying to adjust it and put into the context of each particular epoch. Transformations and variability of the text and various interpretational approaches to translations of the original Shakespeare’s text, changes and developments of particular motives of the classic intrigue only emphasize the eternal and universal meaning of this masterpiece.
The new stage version of the story of Hamlet created by Director Valery Fokin uses both poetic and prosaic translations of the famous Shakespeare’s tragedy. Dramatist Vadim Levanov created a special dramatic adaptation revealing accents of the present actualized perception of various collisions of this story. Detection of the acute internal emotions of a person doomed to live in a deceitful and hypocritical atmosphere, where the immoral and ambitious aggressiveness of egoistic interests is hiding itself behind the glossy façade of the life, is in the center of this performance. Hamlet’s tragedy is the tragedy of a person daring to rebel against lies and crimes, but absorbed by banality, soullessness and betrayal.
Cast and crew
|Claudius, King of Denmark
|Hamlet, the son of the Old King and Nephew of the Incumbent King
|Queen of Denmark Gertrude, Hamlet’s Mother
||Marina IGNATOVA (Actress of the Tovstonogov BDT)|
|Polonius, the Senior Courtier of the King
|Ophelia, Polonius’s Daughter
|Laertes, Polonius’s Son
|Rosencrantz, a Courtier
|Guildenstern, a Courtier
|Horatio, a Friend of Hamlet’s
|Courtiers, Ladies, Officers, Soldiers, Messengers
Vasilisa ALEXEYEVA, Ivan BEZBORODOV, Galina VERETELNIKOVA, Elena VOZHAKINA, Marina GAVRILOVA, Olga GILVANOVA, Elena GLADKOVA, Elena ZIMINA, Olga KALMYKOVA, Tatyana KNYAZEVA, Tamara KOLESNIKOVA, Andrey KONDRATIEV, Irina LEPESHENKOVA, Ruslan MESCHANOV, Stanislav NIKITIN, Marina ROSLOVA, Joseph KOSHLEVICH, Alexey PANICHEV, Alexander POLAMISHEV, Vladislav RYNDIN, Victor SEMENOVSKY, Sergey SIDORENKO, Olesya SOKOLOVA, Andrey FROLOV
Inna ANDREYEVA, Anton POPOV, Dmitry ZOTIN, Konstantin KOLESNIKOV, Igor MAMAI, Andrey OGORODNIKOV, Guivi SARKISYAN, Svyatoslav CHERESHNICHENKO, Alexander SHCHERBAKOV, Ilya YURSHEVICH
Duration of the performance is 1 hour and 50 minutes.
The performance goes without intermission.
The first night is on April 16, 2010