Stage Russia HD presents Eugene Onegin
Production: Vakhtangov State Academic Theatre of Russia
Translation: English subtitles
Running time: 3h 25m
(Includes one 15 minute intermission)
Followed by Q&A with a Russian theatre expert Maria Shevtsova.
Back by popular demand, Stage Russia and Pushkin House present a screening of The Vakhtangov Theatre's Eugene Onegin, starring the incomparable Sergey Makovetskiy in the title role.
Eugene Onegin has often been referred to as an encyclopedia of 19th century Russian life. Rimas Tuminas’ reimagining unfolds in the memory and imagination of Pushkin’s characters. The images are split between past and present, between reality and imagination. The scale of the production constantly shifts from noisy celebrations to secluded contemplation, from crowd scenes to lonely recollections, all of which are drawn together from the past just like the fragments of Tatyana’s love letter, framed and hung on the wall, looming next to and above Onegin’s arm-chair.
A production referred to as "exuberant, indelible and arrestingly beautiful" by the New York Times, The Vakhtangov Theatre's Eugene Onegin, starring the incomparable Sergey Makovetskiy in the title role, is a sumptuous work that will leave you with enough beautiful memories and images to last a lifetime.
You are welcome to bring a cushion due to the length of the event.
Maria Shevtsova is Professor of Drama and Theatre Arts at Goldsmiths University of London. Her books include Dodin and the Maly Drama Theatre: Process to Performance (2004), Fifty Key Theatre Directors (2005, co-ed), Robert Wilson (2007; updated and extended second edition, 2019), Directors/Directing: Conversations on Theatre (2009, co-authored), Sociology of Theatre and Performance (2009), which assembles three decades of her pioneering work in the field, The Cambridge Introduction to Theatre Directing (2013, co-authored) andRediscovering Stanislavsky (forthcoming November 2019. Her books and articles have been translated into thirteen languages – Dodin and the Maly and Robert Wilson into Russian in 2014 and 2016. Shevtsova is an invited theatre critic, lecturer and interviewer in various languages at prominent universities and other institutions, and theatre festivals, notably the Golden Mask National Theatre Award and Festival in Moscow and Territories at Moscow’s Theatre of Nations. She is co-editor of the internationally renowned journal New Theatre Quarterly. Since 2011, she has been an elected member of the Academia Europaea.
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