My theatrical January continues and my very theatrical week begins. My favorite theater of the Moscow Art Theater named after Chekhov. Dmitry Krymov’s performance "Seryozha". "This is a performance based on the great novel, even, I would say, for distant reasons ..... In a word, it will all look like Tolstoy, but less, in short. Like a fragment," these are the words of Dmitry Krymov, and I they completely agree. Motives are very distant .... According to the director's idea, I wanted to make “Anna Karenina”, like Buninsky “Sunstroke”, quickly, gently, scary. In my opinion, it turned out a bit wrong. Anna's monologue, her work with the audience caused me to associate with a humorous program. And the actress even reminded me of one humorist, both in her pitch and voice. Much of Anna's monologue can be disassembled into quotations, for example: "I still have a Tolstoyan phrase. It was all from myself. Is Seryoz healthy?" Is Seryoz really healthy ?! And not only Serozha ... But the first act flew by almost unnoticed, because it was really funny and funny. By the way, about Seryozha is the son of Anna Karenina, a boy of 8 years old who stands in the center of events. In the performance - it is a toy in the growth of a real child, which is controlled by the actors. And I must say masterfully controlled. Extraordinary performance. I still can not understand whether I liked it or not. Rather, all the same - yes. I liked Maria Smolnikova, for the first time I saw her on stage. She plays great comedy. I think many phrases from her monologues will go to the people. "Better shame than never," "There are phrases that are better not needed," "You do not need to turn off the light! I'll go open the way," and many more that, I just did not remember. As always incredible and hypnotic Anatoly Bely. Stunning Olga Voronina, Victor Khoriniak, Veronika Timofeeva. And I want to finish again with Anna’s phrase: "In general, everyone who has a home can go home!" So I, having enjoyed the performance, went home.
My theatrical and very busy January continues. Today at the Chekhov Moscow Art Theater on the play "XX Century Ball". Director - Alla Sigalova. This is a reflection of the memory in two parts with a prologue, music and dance sketches. This is indicated on the official website of the Moscow Art Theater named after Chekhov. I took this performance as a costume, music, dance show. Unfortunately, without much meaning for me. In that sequence of changing pictures, I did not feel everything that the director apparently invested. From what impressed me, I can say: Costumes are vintage and stunningly beautiful. Costume Designer Alexander Vasilyev. To create images were used old photos and postcards. The fitting and selection of costumes took more than 3 months. The main place of events is the station - a witness who preserved the memory of the past eras. “The station is a place where people are forgiven, where they meet, where they leave, in the literal and figurative sense” (A.Sigalov's words). Maximum use of modern technology. Tulle screens, projections, holographic structures. Very beautiful scenery and amazingly used special effects, for example, the arrival of a train at the beginning of act 1. In the second act, the train changed the train. And the action went for me more interesting ... Part 2 - these are songs and dances. The most vivid impressions remained from the number “Come on, Girls” and Irina Pegova as Zhanna Stepanovna. If this is really a ball, then she is definitely the queen of the ball. Apart from Irina Pegova, I can single out for myself a few more artists who made a great impression on me, as always from performance to performance. This is Pavel Vashchilin, Veronika Timofeeva. “XX Century Ball” is a luxuriously costumed multimedia action that for me did not become a performance that left a mark on the soul. Unfortunately...
I really liked the play and the children. With me were girls 8 and 10 years old. The performance is intended not for kids, but for already grown up children: the scenery, costumes, and the game of heroes were rather rough, not fabulous, as often happens in fairy-tale performances, but rough, realistic. The actors played great! Each beast expressed in the movements, voice, and intonation of the character of its hero-beast. And the hare was the best! Twitching leg, fussy movement - well, just like the real thing! The wolf was struck by the subtle expression of emotions - a very good actor! Bad characters have a rather aggressive, vicious manner of expression. This is very shocking at first in the children's play. But on their background, the sincere and startling friendship of a wolf and a hare looks especially bright. The ending is especially touching, I shed a tear. I advise you to look with children of school age.
In Moscow, there are places that can be called "Bulgakov": here the writer lived and worked, funny stories happened to him there. But especially the interests of those locations, which placed the author of the heroes of the novel "The Master and Margarita."
In places that played an important role in the life of Mikhail Bulgakov, and in those places that are noted in the novel, the guests of the excursion will be lucky with the retro tram "302-BIS". If you dive into the past, if you dive headlong into the world of the Bulgakov novel, then only on such a tram - stylish, beautiful. Such a tram - like an echo of the past times, missed several decades, which passed unnoticed.
But Moscow, undoubtedly, has changed. What did Bulgakov's contemporaries and the author of the "Master and Margarita" see? ..
"Listen, children: there was a cat in the world, overseas, Angora" and, as it should be for overseas cats, she was glamorous and liked to boast of her refinement: she invited neighbors: a goat with a goat, a rooster with a chicken, a pig, boasted, that he knows how to sing, that the house has beautifully furnished.
Only their nephews, the kittens of minors, did not invite me and did not drink tea: she did not like beggars, who are staggering around the city, they are begging for food.
So the cat's house stood, until it burned down. And how burnt, so suddenly it turned out that there was nowhere to go to the cat! Only to the nephews, whose house - one name: there is no roof, the floors have been eaten by the mouse ...
The bridegroom told the bride about "high bliss to live by his work". But will she agree to live in poverty when she becomes his wife?
A young official married a homeless woman, a modest and sincere girl. He warned her that she was trying to live honestly, she did not intend to take bribes, she was not trained to be palsy.
But his wife's sister is proud of her wealth. Yes, and the mother of a young woman advises her to demand more from her husband. Will not she go to last year's dresses?
Here also it is necessary to the official to go to the influential relative and to ask for itself a place where it will be possible to receive "unearned incomes". Otherwise, he can not see peace in his family.
It will be hard for him to gain money and gain in the world.
"What kind of a word is a bribe? They themselves invented it to offend good people. Do not take bribes, but thanks! "
Poor love Milash loves the beautiful Luminita, and not Bogdan!
No, Bogdan is a worthy bridegroom, no doubt: he is handsome, he has a mighty power, we respect him in the camp - is it really a joke - the son of the leader himself?
Only Bogdan did not know that Luminita's heart had already been given to another. I chose her as my wife, I thought that I would make the girl happy with her offer.
And Gold did not look, and it was Golda who loved him with his soul.
That's how inattentive men sometimes are! Will all the love conflicts be resolved, can the young find happiness - each his own, with his beloved or beloved? ..
Our life is history, a sung epic song absorbing the joys and sorrows of the people, where the fate of both the ruler and the little man are weaved into the fate of the country, reflected by petty betrayals, private pain and personal deprivation in the all-encompassing suffering of the times of war.
Our life is a road that consists of difficult decisions. To take a stranger's child, to endure hardship and reproaches for the sake of the adopted son, and then, at the end, to give him to his rightful mother, risking losing forever? Should I ask for help from others and, after receiving a series of refusals, turn to them again and again with the same plea for help? Should I marry then to have shelter and shelter over my head in order to survive?
Our life is a chalk circle, in which our relatives will be put in order to administer justice over us: on behalf of a shady judge, a scoundrel, on behalf of human morality, on behalf of the Supreme Justice.
Look at you, Carnival!
Ah, Ahov! Do not be afraid, there will be a great post for you.
A rich merchant, full-full of his box and chintz, and brocade, and money. And the money is for the bride.
I'm used to trading, and even love affairs go in the form of buying and selling. In the morning money is in the evening wife. In the evening the wife - in the morning money.
But he can consoled himself as much as he likes with the thought that money solves everything. I forgot that people are not a commodity. And for marriage, such a thing as feelings is necessary.
Who could have imagined that a nephew, passionately in love with a girl, would intervene in the event? One misfortune is that he is as poor as a church mouse.
There is a hard choice before a homeless woman: reluctant to marry a decrepit but rich old man and arrange a mother's life or give herself up to a sense of impatience and poverty, but the happiness to live with a sweet shop assistant?
But before the fateful choice are all participants in the events. How to be a mother? To sacrifice the welfare of her daughter or her happiness? A merchant? Continue to all tyrannize, seeking his own, or to accept his fate?
The young man reflects on whether to continue to humble himself before his uncle or get courage and send him to hell?
In the main place, do not eat each other.
Olga Zotova - an ordinary girl, one of many, is not better and not worse than others. But only her life was twisted hard - Olga was hardened by her soul. And who would not be hardened in her place?
Once she was a trembling, naive, sweet Olenka, who dreamed of a simple woman's happiness. Romantic dreams were dispelled like smoke, when her parents were killed, the house was plundered ...
Revolutionary events have invaded her life, and now she is "Comrade Zolotova." She starts and jumps on the horse, and shoot. Here will catch her fleeting happiness - but her beloved will perish ...
What to expect next?
No, no, no, thank you, no ladies need hussars! Some of the problems from the female sex in the world are, not like with male friends: from them you always know what to expect.
Yes, only ladies come usually without asking, and then try to get them out! Especially if they decided to marry someone. Here, not one hussar will fall under the onslaught of the women's regiment. Nevertheless, whatever one may say, and assertive ladies are no less brave people than hussars mustached!
"If it's love, you have to go to the end, do not be afraid of even death."
The young man saw in Florence a girl who is most beautiful.
But she is married to a jealous old man. Without it, she's out of the house - nowhere.
But there was an inveterate rogue who was ready to help the lover.
The old man dreams of an heir. It is necessary to introduce him to a doctor who will help a lover to see a beautiful woman.
The trick was a success. The doctor completely froze the old man's head. He invented an incredible story about a love potion and a stranger who must guard his wife at night.
Now the young man can spend one night alone with the beautiful Italian!
Will he like the old man's young wife?
An ingenious farce with wonderful acting improvisations.
"It is better to be courageous than cautious, because fate is a woman".