At the Oleg Tabakov Theater, the Russian premiere of the play by the prominent American playwright Jeffrey Hatcher.
Written several years ago, the play was first broadcast with great success on Broadway and was screened. Her undoubted popularity is predetermined both by the amazing romantic talent of the playwright, and by the theme chosen by him.
"Perfect female scenic beauty" - so it sounds in the literal translation from English the original name of the play.
But who embodies this feminine beauty in 1661 on the London stage during the Restoration of royal power in England?
Of course, men! Yes, there was such a tradition - women's roles to play men. And the speech in the play about the fate of one of them.
Edward Kinaston, a really existing personality, an outstanding English actor, left a notable mark in the history of the Theater of Misty Albion. The images of his perfect beautiful ladies excited the contemporaries of both sexes before falling in love. He fully knew the general adoration and worship.
And suddenly - the decree of Charles II: from now on the female roles to perform only women! How here not to begin intrigues? Yes, not only theatrical, but also the palace. After all, all traditions are broken, illuminated by centuries and Shakespeare masterpieces.
The play by director Eugene Pisarev and artist Zinovy Margolin immerses the viewer in the mysterious atmosphere of the theater, life in which so accurately reflects the drama of life outside it, with its ups and downs, seriousness and humor, tears and laughter.
The main role, the role of a complex and ambivalent, is played by Maxim Matveyev, who himself knew firsthand what popularity is, and now tries on the role of the theater star of the XVII century.
Come to the "Snuffbox" and you will enter the exciting world of old London with the magnificence of the royal court, regular parks, theatrical backstage and outlying taverns.
“ The happiest evening of my life! One of the best performances that I saw recently, and all of them - in the theater of Tabakov, the best theater in Moscow! Multifaceted, elegant, insanely talented! Bravo!
“ The king and his mistress are beyond praise! Well, Buckingham is generally ecstatic!
“ Bravo! I have not seen anything better for a long time! How elegant, how beautiful! Multivalued meaning, beautiful text, beauty of persons, perfect bodies! Not a gram of vulgarity and falseness! Hold on and on!
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