King Lear
September 22, 19:00
Studio Theatre “Nebolshoi Drama Theatre”
Broadcasting
Meeting
Teaser
“St. Petersburg Theatre Seasons” Festival provides its audience not only with an enjoyable experience of watching online the best of Saint Petersburg’s performances. After watching the broadcast, the viewers have an opportunity to meet the creators of the performances and ask them about their work. Hence, the magic of the theatre still continues after the final curtain call is done, and the audience is not confined only to watching performances. Everyone can ask artists or the director a question and receive an honest answer.
All discussions will take place at the Media Centre of the Alexandrinsky Theatre and will be broadcasted online.

The meetings will be hosted by Alexander Platunov, Ph. D. in Art history, a theatre critic, member of the Nominations Committee of the St. Petersburg Highest Theatre Award “The Golden Soffit”.
The stream will be available on this page according to the event schedule.
“St. Petersburg Theatre Seasons” Festival provides its audience not only with an enjoyable experience of watching online the best of Saint Petersburg’s performances. After watching the broadcast, the viewers have an opportunity to meet the creators of the performances and ask them about their work. Hence, the magic of the theatre still continues after the final curtain call is done, and the audience is not confined only to watching performances. Everyone can ask artists or the director a question and receive an honest answer.

All discussions will take place at the Media Centre of the Alexandrinsky Theatre and will be broadcasted online.

The meetings will be hosted by Alexander Platunov, Ph. D. in Art history, a theatre critic, member of the Nominations Committee of the St. Petersburg Highest Theatre Award “The Golden Soffit”.
Аbout the performance

2 h. 40 min. with one intermission. Age restriction 18+

“King Lear” is the first production of Shakespeare in the “Nebolshoi Drama Theatre”. The rehearsals of the play were going for almost five years; the premiere took place in a landmark year for the theatre — the year of its 20th anniversary. “King Lear” is staged in the acute genre of slapstick mixed with drama, grotesque, sometimes turning into a theatre of horror. Medieval cruelty suggests associations with the arrogance and cruelty of many modern people deaf to the voice of reason and ready to do anything for asserting their own rightness and gaining more benefit.

Lev Erenburg, “This story tells us how the purest and best motives can lead to the most destructive and absurd consequences if these motives are associated with fanaticism, unwillingness to compromise, and cruelty.”
Based on the play by William Shakespeare
Bloody buffoonery

PRODUCTION TEAM

Director — Lev Erenburg
Set Designer — Valery Polunovsky
Props — Tatyana Melnikova
Make-up artist — Yulia Kosova
Light design — Konstantin Udovichenko
Sound Department — Marina Sheinman, Anastasia Vladimirova

The production features music by Alexander Belousov.

CAST

Lear — Evgeny Karpov
Fool — Tatyana Ryabokon
Goneril — Tatyana Kolganova
Regan — Olga Albanova
Cordelia — Maria Semenova / Vera Tran
Earl of Kent — Sergey Umanov
Earl of Gloucester — Kirill Semin
Edgar — Andrey Bodrenkov
Edmund — Daniil Shigapov
King of France — Vadim Skvirsky
Duke of Burgundy — Andrey Bodrenkov
Duke of Cornwall — Ilya Tiunov
Duke of Albany — Vadim Skvirsky
Oswald — Dmitry Chestnov
British soldier — Dmitry Chestnov

The premiere took place on December 18, 2019
2 h. 40 min. with one intermission. Age restriction 18+

“King Lear” is the first production of Shakespeare in the “Nebolshoi Drama Theatre”. The rehearsals of the play were going for almost five years; the premiere took place in a landmark year for the theatre — the year of its 20th anniversary. “King Lear” is staged in the acute genre of slapstick mixed with drama, grotesque, sometimes turning into a theatre of horror. Medieval cruelty suggests associations with the arrogance and cruelty of many modern people deaf to the voice of reason and ready to do anything for asserting their own rightness and gaining more benefit.

Lev Erenburg, “This story tells us how the purest and best motives can lead to the most destructive and absurd consequences if these motives are associated with fanaticism, unwillingness to compromise, and cruelty.”

Based on the play by William Shakespeare
Bloody buffoonery

PRODUCTION TEAM

Director — Lev Erenburg
Set Designer — Valery Polunovsky
Props — Tatyana Melnikova
Make-up artist — Yulia Kosova
Light design — Konstantin Udovichenko
Sound Department — Marina Sheinman, Anastasia Vladimirova

The production features music by Alexander Belousov.

CAST

Lear — Evgeny Karpov
Fool — Tatyana Ryabokon
Goneril — Tatyana Kolganova
Regan — Olga Albanova
Cordelia — Maria Semenova / Vera Tran
Earl of Kent — Sergey Umanov
Earl of Gloucester — Kirill Semin
Edgar — Andrey Bodrenkov
Edmund — Daniil Shigapov
King of France — Vadim Skvirsky
Duke of Burgundy — Andrey Bodrenkov
Duke of Cornwall — Ilya Tiunov
Duke of Albany — Vadim Skvirsky
Oswald — Dmitry Chestnov
British soldier — Dmitry Chestnov

The premiere took place on December 18, 2019