The performance of Mindaugas Karbauskis is a subtle, metaphysical mix of the biography and creativity of Lev Nikolaevich Tolstoy. Together with Marius Ivashkevičius, the author of the play, the director weaves several times and realities: the works and events of Tolstoy's private life, in the center of which is his wife, Sofya Andreevna. Their love, exhausted by the genius of the writer, becomes a reflection of the feelings of his heroes. Together with her sons and daughters, Sofya Andreevna is trying to win back from Oblonsky and Karenin a place in the fate of her husband and find out whose history is primary: his literary beloved or her own. Sergei Barkhin enters the iconic details of everyday life into a monumental, skyward space in which the private love story of two people, due to the scale of Tolstoy's personality, turns into a prophetic phenomenon. The rhymes of reality and scenes from "Anna Karenina" border on the insanity of the wife of a genius, lost somewhere in the pages of his novel.
The "Russian novel" will be a continuation of the work of the artistic director of the Makovsky Theater with the legacy of Leo Tolstoy. After the play "Fruits of Enlightenment" on the work of Tolstoy in the Mayakovsky Theater, they are looked at by Marius Ivashkevičius.
Marius Ivashkevičius, playwright: The Russian novel is a kind of family saga, a variation on the theme of the novel Anna Karenina, in which Lev Nikolaevich Tolstoy acts not only as the author of his masterpiece, but also as the author of his own family drama. There are novels built on the life of the author. But there are also those who in the future are building the life of the author. Either it is broken. And then in this fusion of the real and artistic the author becomes the most tragic figure of his creations. "
The play "Russian novel" is the nominee for the Golden Mask 2016 award in the categories:
-Simonova - DRAMA / WOMEN'S ROLE
-Orlova - DRAMA / THE WOMAN'S ROLE OF THE SECOND PLAN
-Mindaugas - DRAMA / THE WORK OF THE DIRECTOR
-Maryus - DRAMA / WORK OF THE DRAMATURG
-Perform of the Great Form
Each premiere in the Mayakovsky Theater is an event. And not only because this theater has long acquired a "name", but also because the choice always falls on works very unusual, and sometimes specially created for this "scene".
And the "Russian Romance" is no exception. Delivered by Mindaugas Karbauskis on the play of Marius Iwaszkiewicz, who already created for the theater of the delightful "Kant", the performance, the space of which was re-created on the stage by Sergey Barkhin, will necessarily become the pearl of the theatrical season.
So, what will the prime minister tell us about?
This time the speech with the audience will lead to literature, geniuses in literature and their lives, how written, not written, and even the works conceived by the author affect his life. And if we undertake to study the subject of such a subtle - then certainly on the example of one of the most solid, large and significant figures of Russian literature - Lev Nikolaevich Tolstoy.
We, the submissive authorities of the director and the author of the play, will be transferred to the everyday life of the genius creator, in which the fates of fictional heroes are mixed with the fates and lives of his relatives and friends. But, maybe, they not simply mix up? Maybe they are fighting desperately with each other for the "first" place in his life? Who will win? And can there be any victory in such a battle?
“ Everything is great. The game of actors is beyond praise. Looks in the same breath. Truly a metaphysical combination of the life and work of a genius. It is difficult to be the wife of a genius, Evgenia Simonova managed.
“ The performance really liked. Deep, makes you wonder, causes the desire to re-read and the works of L.N. Tolstoy, and get to know his biography. Great play of actors, interesting discoveries of the director. After such performances you feel that the theater is an outstanding art!
“ In one breath, the whole first part, before the intermission, to tears, touched the scene with the "window", but from the moment Batman appeared on the stage in the second part ... The drawn ending turned into disappointment, and waited impatiently for the end of the last minutes.
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