“ If you follow the classic Shakespearean Hamlet, this is not the story. But if you are open to something new and exciting, then Hamlet Story is your performance. Firstly, you need to start watching with a mini movie - a movie about the play, this trailer in 2 minutes conveys the dynamics of the plot, which awaits you on the site. Secondly, the performance itself takes place in the cozy hall of the House of Music, which adds charm to the performance. Thirdly, be prepared to hear the works of Shakespeare himself, Joseph Brodsky, David Samoilov, Boris Ryzhiy, Bakhyt Kenzheev, Dmitry Prigov and Sergei Chonishvili. Fourthly, the exciting reading of both Sergeyev (Chonishvili and Shnyrev) and Alexei Kravchenko, recalls the forgotten entertainment - reading in the literary halls. I really love poetry, and immensely admired the voices of Hamlet performers. Yes, you heard right, in this story there were 3 Hamlets, or rather 4, I forgot about Alexei Aigi. Alexey Aigi is the music of the project, the leading violin and the powerful dynamics of the performance. Because the music in Hamlet Story is a separate tool for influencing mood, sensations, perception of verses and perceptions of Hamlets themselves. Because in this story, Hamlets are different in character, profession, appearance, but completely similar inside, with internal doubts, feelings and problems. I still cannot but note the visual picture of the play, yes, there is still multimedia in the play. This is partly a video about which I wrote above, partly well-chosen pictures. However, the picture is also part of the play, I would say, very significant. But this is not a separate picture or video clip, it is still the same indispensable part of the play as readers or musicians. In my opinion, the director of the production, Natalya Semenova, managed to show in a new way the timeless classic that does not lose the relevance of the problem - to find oneself in this world in modern realities. In general, I am still impressed by the actors, the musicians, the perfectly selected verses, the perfectly created music and the perfectly selected venue. Well, I met recently at the Commonwealth of Actors, Musicians and ... Theater, but I think it’s very timely and successful. And I am delighted from the beginning of the productions to their very last minutes and chords. Will I go yet? Definitely, I’ll go. Do I recommend a performance? Surely recommend.
“ Perhaps Hamlet is one of the most famous philosophical works that raise the theme of life and death. No wonder it enjoys such popularity - after all, Hamlet lives in each of us, we all at least once wondered why we live and what is the point in life. The creators of the play “Hamlet STORY” showed us three of these modern “Hamlets” - a businessman (Sergey Shnyrev), a showman (Sergey Chonishvili) and an intelligence officer (Alexey Kravchenko). All three men are already crossing the border of middle age and therefore they think a lot, a lot, “to be or not to be?”. The performance takes place in three dimensions: on stage, in music and cinema. The characters read the texts of William Shakespeare with almost modern poems by Joseph Brodsky, David Samoilov, Arseny Tarkovsky, Bakhyt Kenzheev and Boris Ryzhiy. In parallel, frames from their life are displayed on the screen. Explosions and complex military operations by Alexei Kravchenko. Office in Moscow City, secretary with a bunch of papers and an empty office of a successful businessman Sergei Shnyrev. And the backstage of the TV show host Sergei Chonishvili. Why does one rich and successful person imagine how he goes out the window and flies from the roof of a skyscraper, while another thinks if he should swallow pills in the toilet of the television studio? True, all this will remain only in their head, and the tablets will actually turn out to be “Delicious Help” marmalade, but for some reason similar thoughts arise? Of course, the Hamlets reflect on love. It can be different: mutual and not, happy or tragic, falling in love with beautiful Ophelia or a vulgar hostel neighbor. Women leave a mark in the lives of heroes, and also affect their lifestyle and thoughts. And, of course, the music of Aleksey Aigi and his ensemble “4'33” ”: it is a real“ framework ”, a frame for the performance. Either a quick and frantic play of violins, or lingering sounds of a saxophone - instruments create a mood and help to plunge even deeper into the thoughts of the characters No wonder Alexei Aigi is considered the fourth “Hamlet” here, he is also a full-fledged participant in the action. Finally, in the final, the heroes come up with yet another “Shakespearean” thought: the whole world is a theater, and the people in it are actors. I could not find q even on the Internet: “Everyone played because they lived, I lived - therefore I played.” A very deep and complex quote that I thought about all evening :) The play goes on without intermission, only 1 hour 40 minutes, which fly by in an instant. But the topic is not simple, philosophical, “to think it over.” It seems to me that one should not go for entertainment and in the corresponding disorder, then you will definitely be delighted! I highly recommend 10 out of 10. Perhaps, along with Onegin, my favorite project from SAMi Theater.
“ Each Hamlet tells his story and their stories are crumbling to the viewer with poems, and prose, and an interesting video sequence (in one of the plots of which we meet all our “heroes” in ward No. 6), and all of them are united - the beautiful music of Alexei Aigi, the fourth "Hero" of this interesting performance. His music performed by the group “4:33” fills the whole space, setting the rhythm and mood, uniting everything that happens on stage into a single whole.
“ The magic of music over the magic of poetry. Not always understandable, but from this no less philosophical. Hamlet lives in each of us with his Ophelia. Somewhere in the closet is hidden by everyone Yorik. Each of us decides to be or not to be about ourselves every day. All this is complicated, evil, but so understandable. The interweaving of verses by William Shakespeare, Joseph Brodsky, David Samoilov, Boris Red, Bakhyt Kenzheev, Dmitry Prigov, Sergei Chonishvili is not the easiest thing to expect from a theatrical evening. But how easy it is to read poetry is not simple poets. How many subtext messages open in them when beautiful actors read. They are perceived quite differently than you read it yourself. And the brilliant music of Alexei Aigi. The fourth actor in the play. Sergey Chonishvili - one cannot remain indifferent from his game and expression. You believe in that anguish when Brodsky’s poems fly off his lips. Sergei Shnyrev - fatigue from being and perpetual running in a circle, so familiar to many. When you want to go on vacation or in a loop. Alexey Kravchenko - you are stony when you need to applaud because it hurts. Talking about the performance is difficult. He becomes very personal, almost intimate.
“ “STORI Hamlet” directed by Natalya Semyonova Hamlet is an endless story in its versions. She is interesting to everyone: from sailors to senior officials. And no matter how the plot is interpreted, everyone sees in it his own dogma, his beginning and his hero. This is the whole charm of Hamlet, as a work that has not lost its relevance for the fourth century. An ambiguous version is offered by the theater “The Community of Actors, Musicians and ...” (@sami_theatr). With the help of interestingly selected verses by Joseph Brodsky, David Samoilov, Arseniy Tarkovsky, Bakhyt Kenzheev, Boris Ryzhiy, Dmitry Prigov, Sergei Chonishvili and others), interwoven with excerpts from the original Shakespearean work and under the spicy sauce of music by Alexei Aigi and the ensemble “4'33” ", The monologues of Hamlet acquire not only a modern sound, but even, sometimes, other, unexpected, emotional colors. Lyricism of Sergei Shnyrev, uncompromisingness of Alexei Kravchenko, impeccability of Sergei Chonishvili, seasoned with filigree d Alexei Aigi’s flickering and pleasant timbre and passion is an amazing male cocktail in which the sacred Hamletian “To be or not to be ?!” sounds like a lemon note. Why is it not unequivocal ?! special services officer - one day they are faced with the question “to be or not to be.” But this is not important, since everyone watches his own performance and draws attention to those ideas that are in tune with him right now.
“ Hamlet Story is a very unusual and controversial action. The music was fascinating, which at some point simply overlapped everything that was on the stage. The idea of the performance is very peculiar, music and poems made their way to goosebumps. Separately, I want to mention Sergey Chonishvili and his wonderful voice. If the music and verses were very organic, then the accompanying video was knocked out of the atmosphere and it all looked very psychedelic. In general, the performance really liked! But the concept of the footage did not arouse delight, at some point there was a desire to leave, but the music was so beautiful that we did not dare to do it! Thank you for the opportunity to enjoy such an unusual performance)
“ On the stage of the Moscow International House of Music, the ensemble 4'33 ", behind it are three Hamlets. Three Hamlets with different biographies and destinies, three friends or three patients in Chamber 6. Each Hamlet tells a story (see title). Three stories collapse on the viewer with poems, monologues, videos, and combine them - the beautiful music of Alexei Aigi. ⠀ Part of the plot on the big screen is the memories of the heroes, an attempt to look at their life from the side. Part of the plot is on the stage in the form of words and music. Formula in action: poetry, music, video. сп Hamlets sp they dig, drink drinks in the bar, dance, fight, suffer, love, and all this, like a million moves in the maze, leads to one way out: “To be or not to be.” ⠀ I would not say that this is a version of Shakespeare’s tragedy. view, this is an independent life drama, sometimes documented, where Hamlet is taken as the psychotype and its feelings. Vector vectors are striving from three points. Each goes its own way, penetrating the space with the energy of verses Brodsky, Tarkovsky, Red and Hamlet’s monologues. ⠀ But then, as actors, they brilliantly convey all the material. Bravo! Very much! Each Hamlet is a ball of power, ideas and search. And only your perception can try to unravel these tangles. We must certainly see how subtly and ironically the three Hamlets interact on the stage! ⠀ Special thanks to the musicians! Trumpet, trombone, piano, drums, cello, bass and, of course, violin. Alexey Aigi - just space! Such incredible energy and powerful talent. Thank. I love to watch people splash out creative energy on stage. ⠀ Strong actors, talented musicians and a beautiful House of Music - this is the recipe for a good evening.
“ After Onegin, I really wanted to see this performance, because according to reviews he is stronger, brighter, more emotional. MMDMM again, now the Great Hall, on the stage are chairs for actors, musical instruments, a screen for video. Once again, I can’t find fault with the work of Natalya Semenova, in the production as a whole. Only to modern poetry, in which the words are familiar, but there is no sense. Wonderful actors, their thrilling voices and attractive speech, but the meaning is elusive. For what it’s worth going to this performance, it’s for the music of the ensemble Alexei Aigi, which played a major role for me. Very emotional and impressive.
“ We watched this performance in January. Highly recommend! He is especially good in the big Svetlanov Hall of the House of Music. Amazing energy! It is incredibly cool to look at handsome famous male actors, listen to poems about their most intimate experiences and fly away into space from the dizzying music of Alexei Aigi!
“ Best I've seen lately! "To be or not to be? That is the question! ”- who does not know these lines? Even my twelve-year-old son already knows, because this year he read the tragedy of Shakespeare's Hamlet with him. Just think about it, 500 years have passed, and people all continue to ask this question. Each is responsible in its own way and for each "Be!" I visited the play “Hamlet Story” on Monday - I don’t have enough words to convey all the emotions. In whatever new appearance a new Hamlet revives, he is always ready to pay a high price for the opportunity to be himself. About this is a new unusual play by Hamlet, directed by Natalia Semenova, in which the texts of William Shakespeare with the poems of Joseph Brodsky, David Samoilov, Arseny Tarkovsky, Bakhyt Kenzheev, Boris Ryzhyi were combined in the most daring way ... Sergey Shnyrev. Each artist shows his Hamlet: a businessman, an officer of the special services, a showman. The fourth Hamlet is the composer and violinist Alexey Aigi. And in this performance for me personally, Alexey overplayed everyone in the energy industry, there really are moments when words are not necessary! Sergey Chonishvili - goose bumps from his playing, Sergey Shnyrev - irony and weariness from life, Alexey Kravchenko - it was on his monologue that I began to cry ... This performance should be watched more than once, re-read poetry, maybe even where be specially prepared in advance. Deep, energy-capacious, extraordinary performance. Some completely new genre of organic connection of the most powerful game, music, video series. I highly recommend everyone! Itself definitely go again!
“ I really, really wanted to get on the play "Hamlet STORY". And not at all because I love the interpretation of the classics in a new way. My goals were very mundane (or maybe just sublime) - I dreamed of seeing that person, only one phrase of which I once very much supported: "I give my voice to Nyura Sharikova." It was Sergey Chonishvili. It was he who voiced the project about people with diabetes Diachallenge, where I participated. Voice Chonishvili knows each of you. But not everyone just knows that it is he. To hear Sergey not from the TV screen, but live is worth a lot. “What a voice, I already have goosebumps,” said my friend. “This is Chonishvili ...”, I gasped, enchanted by the game, not with my voice. No, more precisely the life of Sergey Chonishvili on the stage. Guys, this is such a charisma, this is such an energy !!! This is the height of professionalism. I do not understand at all in the acting game, but, looking at the stage, I finally understood what real theater means, real game of professional actors. I danced to the beat with Sergey, catching the buzz from the 4:33 group and the composer and violinist Alexei Aigi! I never cry over movies. But I am crying over books, and, yes, I first burst into tears, listening to Chonishvili ... God, such emotions ... Yes, # HamletSTORY is a difficult thing. For those who like to analyze and think later. Who loves and understands (emphasize this) literature. Thank you so much for this evening to matchless Sergei Chonishvili (and thank you for the voice of our project), driving Alexei Ayge and the group “4:33”, unexpectedly romantic Alexey Kravchenko, very elegant Sergey Shnyrev, director Natalia Semyonova bow
“ Visited "Hamlet STORY" January 16. An incredible impression, I will try to tell you why, Three heroes - a showman (Sergey Chonishvili), an intelligence officer (Alexei Kravchenko), a businessman (Sergey Shnyrev) - sometimes funny, sometimes ironically talk about the eternal and try on the image of a hamlet, communicating from the scene as razor the verses of the great Russian poets: Joseph Brodsky, Boris Ryzhy, Arseny Tarkovsky, Dmitry Prigov, Sergey Chonishvili, etc. The fourth hero - Alexey Aigi and ensemble 4'33 ”- breaks into every monologue with a violin that carries away the heart and soul, which the structure of each of Hamlet on stage. It is difficult to call "Hamlet Story" a classic performance. Here, the charisma of popular Russian actors, brilliant musical accompaniment and a video series that tells us between the lines the fate of each of the characters on the stage came together. Here we meet a businessman who comes to the office every day, but thinks of saying goodbye to life; here is the “other hamlet” of Alexei Kravchenko, who has long lost the orientation of the game, in which he has to play the main role; but the cynical showman, that for him life is a game? There is, of course, an appeal to Ophelia. Each hamlet has its own way, as it should be .. The performance was a breeze: the sign poems “Don't leave the room” (Joseph Brodsky), “The tram turned onto Titova street” (Boris Ryzhiy), Alexey Aigi’s favorite music and crazy charismatic readers. The moral is that the search for answers to the questions of the Shakespearean hero is still significant for each of us. The performance makes one think about the eternal, what price are willing or not ready to pay in order to be ourselves ...
“ This is not the traditional Shakespeare's Hamlet, which many of us, and perhaps not even once, have been seen on the theater stage. This is the story of Hamlet. Reflections on Hamlet. Trying to understand who he is, this Hamlet! Attempt of each of the actors to try on this role. And an attempt to show us the modern Hamlet, even the four modern Hamlets at once. A very successful attempt, I tell you. And yes, which of these Hamlets will be the most-most, each of the spectators decides for himself. Not only Shakespeare sounds from the stage, but also Joseph Brodsky, David Samoilov, Arseny Tarkovsky, Bakhyt Kenzheev, Boris Red, Dmitry Prigov, Sergey Chonishvili .. Wherever and in what place people live, they are tormented by similar experiences, thoughts, emotions. That is why Shakespeare's play does not lose its relevance. That is why it is brilliant, because it is timeless. And the poems of modern poets for a reason are incredibly consonant with Shakespeare. "We are all in the same boat." And yes, with every minute of the performance, you become more and more convinced that they are modern Hamlets. And they not only exist, but live among us. Businessmen, showmen or even security officers. Every day one can, voluntarily or involuntarily, end up in a very similar life situation, facing the same problem of choice as the Shakespearean hero. Everyone can one day (or more often) ask themselves the question: to be or not to be? And each sets it in its own way. With its intonation, its meaning, its internal settings. And the actors ... How do they play! However, do they play? After all, to play the role of Hamlet is like the enduring dream of every actor. So you just look at their faces, listen to the voices, and it seems that you even dance and throw chairs. And after them, too, as if trying on the "skin" of Hamlet. And music ... Music, it seems to be pulling you to the surface, giving you the opportunity to catch your breath, switch, but in fact only throws up on a new round of this emotional spiral. Spirals, moving along which you are resonating more and more with what is happening on stage. And it even seems that you are no longer you, but just a part of the scenery of this ingenious story of Hamlet. But at the same time you really want to be yourself, at least the best part of yourself. Thank!
“ The Moscow International House of Music is a completely magical place: an airy, as if floating in the air, a building and, I think, it is very suitable for the action that awaited the audience on one of Moscow evenings. It is very difficult to call one word with what the audience saw. Hamlet Story is a state, I would even say, a mood of soul and body and the most correct thing is to surrender to the elements of incredible music, poetic lines and the endless charm of Hamlets. "To be or not to be? That is the question!" It seems that this phrase is erased to the holes, battered by time, and indeed was there any real Hamlet. But what to do: it is important after all now! And everyone asks himself this question, maybe not in such a categorical and literary form, but still ... And having received the answer, you can even reach the cozy chamber number 6. .... There are four Hamlets on stage: three actors and a musician. So different and not similar, but between them there is some invisible connection in the movement of the hand, in the turn of the head, in a friendly look. Sergey Chonishvili. His baritone is able to enter into a trance and drive the viewers crazy in the radius of hearing. The sonic weapon with a huge destructive ability))) The spectators saw him in a performance in different images: either “the Bible does not help with depression”, it “lights” on stage to the beat of music, it shouts verse lines into the hall and deservedly ” rips "screams" Bravo! ". BRAVO! Alexey Kravchenko. There was genuine interest and anticipation: how will it be? After all, Alexey is familiar to most viewers in a certain way, badly, it seems to me, combined with poetry, prose and music. And it turned out interesting! A kind of mountain man, whose jacket is experiencing from the pumped up biceps, reads touching poems about childhood, tenderness and love)) Bravo! Sergey Shnyrev. Tightened and elegant, "like a dandy in London," ironic and sometimes hooligan. A darling of all ages and my own board for all men. His wonderful voice, reading the magic lines, could be listened to for a long time and with pleasure. BRAVO! Alexey Aigi. His violin solo part always evoked constant excitement among the audience; crazy drive and positive energy. The music of Alexei Aigi performed by his ensemble "4'33" is not an addition to what is happening on the stage and not filling the pauses between the verse lines, but an important part of the action is mood, passion, and elements. Solo on the violin and solo on the trombone (I couldn’t even imagine that you can master this instrument so masterly!) - above all praise !! BRAVO! In my humble opinion, "Hamlet STORY" is the case when it’s better to see once than to hear a hundred times. You can write a lot of things about the magic of symbiosis of music, poetry and prose; about the incredible atmosphere in which you immerse for 1 hour and 40 minutes and from which you don’t feel like getting out at the end; about the great charisma of actors and musicians who gave such joy to the viewer; BUT it is better to see-dive-get it all in person)))) Come!
“ Three Hamlets in an hour or forty!?! I do not believe!!!!!! :)
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