2008 -- RRD [Russian Reader's Diget]
Of course, the show was an american -- and I wanted to be about USA.
Now, about Russian themes... and Russia Now.
... anatoly.ru ?
[ru] = in Russian
... 12 months
teatr.us & chekhov.us
Summary"If there is no God, then I am God." (_The_Possessed_ [Kirilov])
QuestionsStay Personal! From Post-AmeriKa
"The story of those thoughts is my life story. I am an American. A new American. A postmodern American. Or super-American. More American than Americans. It's not a matter of citizenship or residency. It's a question of ideology, set of values and beliefs. I rather to analyze an American to understand the state of America, something I know well -- myself. Oh yes, to be myself is a profession and a career. I studied myself the way one studies math or history. I had many problems in reading the events of my life. Born in Moscow I knew that I am not a Russian but a Soviet. There was no country for me to live in; according to Marxist doctrine, as a communist I belonged to a super-nationality. Since I had no class feelings I was on my own, very much in situation of a single individual. To leave USSR for USA was a mere a relocation. In America I felt better because my natural situation was openly common. Although there was a new problem -- the Americans thought that Americans are in USA, they didn't know that Americans are everywhere. They still don't know that America won all the wars of the modernity, that in China Americans speak Chinese, in Russia they speak Russian, in Germany -- Germans. They still think that there are Japanese, because there is such a geographical thing as Japan and people living there. We have no problems with calling some our citizens Asian Americans, but we stop short understanding that some Japanese Americans could live in Japan. Of course, they think that they are Japanese; one could think of himself as a Japanese living as an American citizen. Being a catholic or a protestant doesn't necessary contradict your historical position-identity. It's just cultural-ethnic identity. There is another broader culture which includes all the subcultures -- American culture (we sometimes call it pop-culture). Of course, being an American has this ethno-domestic dimension, but we should know that there is a postmodern, universal, post-human essence borne out of American state of mind."
NotesThe première of Dostoevsky's 'Demons', directed by Andrzej Wajda, took place on 16 March at Moscow's Sovremennik Theatre, and was enthusiastically applauded by the audience. As Polish Radio correspondent Grzegorz Ślubowski wrote in the daily 'Rzeczpospolita', '"The Demons", directed by Andrzej Wajda, are perceived in Moscow as a play with a political key. When people see Dostoevsky's heroes—Nikolai Stavrogin, Pyotr Verkhovensky or Ivan Shatov—and hear their prescriptions for restoring their country's health, they think of today's Russia and about what they saw on television several hours ago. The liveliest audience reaction was therefore evoked by scenes suggesting contemporary affairs. "I shall present my plan to you: first of all fires," Pyotr Verkhovensky tells Nikolai Stavrogin, and the audience knows this refers to the Manège blaze in Moscow's Red Square.' 'During the dress rehearsal the blaze broke out precisely after those words were spoken. We were approached by Russian journalists, who saw something mystical in this and asked us how we could have envisaged such a situation,' said Krystyna Zachwatowicz who designed the costumes and sets. 'After all, we are in Dostoevsky's country,' added Andrzej Wajda, who insists he does not know contemporary Russian reality sufficiently well to provide an interpretation thereof. 'I wanted Dostoevsky's words to be heard in Russia, because he was above all a great moralist who conducted a debate with himself. He was also a prophet, a prophet of bad tidings,' the director said. Wajda's production appears doomed to success in Moscow. The Polish director had hoped to stage it in the mid-1970s and talks were held but came to nothing, because "Demons" were regarded as a critique of the socialist system.'
The Possessed 2003
... also, PS -- for web-applications.
"In order to get our message before the public with some chance of making a lasting impression, we've had to kill people." U[ Book of Fool.ru ]
Andrei von Lembke
7. Joe 2
5. Heather Mass
7. Hudahru -- Varvara
"Ñ÷àñòüå íå â ñ÷àñòüå, à ëèøü â åãî äîñòèæåíèè." Dostoevsky
* GODOT.06: Doing Beckett => main stage Theatre UAF Spring 2006 *
... Addis Ababa Fall 2010 -- RED TERROR [Theatre LUL]
* The Possessed texts files