Every man has some reminiscences which he would not tell to everyone, but only to his friends. He has others which he would not reveal even to his friends, but only to himself, and that in secret. But finally there are still others which a man is even afraid to tell himself, and every decent man has a considerable number of such things stored away. That is, one can even say that the more decent he is, the greater the number of such things in his mind.
- Notes from the Underground
Father-Russia & PostAmeriKa
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SummaryDostoevsky: "The complete atheist stands on the penultimate step to most perfect faith."
QuestionsКто смеет убить себя, тот Бог. (Kirilov)
NotesFilm script at
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The Possessed 2003
Человеку, кроме счастья, так же точно и совершенно во столько же, необходимо и несчастье! Dostoevsky
New Life -- Project "Utopia"
use pages 1-2-3-4-5
The Possessed online novel theatre theory * + my theatre blog
First, remove the narrator! So, I did. Camus misunderstood the role of the narator in the novel...Anatoly, but the Devils, the Demons, the Possessed -- who believes in this stuff?
Well, when you do your "research" -- you research the original.
The "concept" must be visible.
My pages look evlect, but I post pix not to get them into my show -- to search the future stage images in between -- NYC 9/11, Matrix, Rembrant, Russian photos circa 1900 (not the secknd half of the 19th century), tarot symbols...
How will it come together on stage? Don't worry about the style; you have to work with designers, actors -- you can't talk about the before you mix together the important ingridients.
Tee casting is another step to form the "direction" of the show. You see, the concept of the show is not static, it's a process (as Hegel would say).
Misha Gordin (Conceptual Photography); I liked the images -- I was search for how do they look like those tortured souls... To see what we hide. The world of the play, as they say.
How much of historical researsh (a must)?
Not only the period, but the writer and the work itself.
Themes: terrorism, death...
"In an abstract love for humanity one almost always loves only oneself."
Genre -- tragedy?
Characters -- what are the types and acrhitypes behind?
Prologue: EasterThe story takes place during the Passion Week, sunday to sunday.
Chapter Two. Prince GarryI -- VIII: Act I, Scene 1 -- Madness ("He is mad!").
Two Stavrogins (the second is Devil?), many. The voices, Captian (drunk, singing) and Maria (laughter) appears (his imagination). And the girl from the past. Yes-No, yes-no, counting...
Chapter IV. MaryI -- VII: Scene 2 is out, scene 3 starts only with Lebyatkins (p.39) -- save some texts from Kirilov and Shatov (themes of God).
Chaper V. I -- VIIICuts in scene 4!
Part IIChapter I - II: Night
Scene 5 -- Father and son Verhovensky
Scene 6 -- before the duel (Stavrogin, Shatov, Kirilov)
Scene 7 -- Fedka & Stavrogin
Scene 8 -- Lebyatkins (p.86)
Scene 9 -- bridge, Fedka Stavrogin again
Chapter III. DuelScene 10 [ IV-IX -- ? ]
Chapter X. Damn MorningScene 11
Part IIIChapter I -- cut?
Chapter II. FireTogether with Chapter III. Lisa' Death? Cut -- Chaper IV?
Chapter V. Birth
Chapter VI. Killing ShatovKilirov' suicide.
Chapter VII. Death of ProfessorDeath
Chapter VIII. Stavrogin Kills Himself[ the intermission after scene 10 ]* Don't force anything. Keep the "directions" (remember what your proffession is about), but take everything in that you get on the way.Change it to "what they want to experience"? It has to be about them, all of them and each of them. That's why I talk about "spectator" (The Book of Spectator) -- a single soul.
Remember the last director, the public. At the end this is their show, their experience, the show lives in them!
What do they want to see?
I know that the first reaction will be -- No! Me? Terrorist? No way! But I lived long enough to know that horror I have in me; it is even worse in them, because they can't express it... This is why they come to the theatre.
Do you still believe that our horror movies are just an entertainment?
Please! Any child can give you a better answer; and we are all children. Forever. The fear never dies -- and it's shouldn't. It lives as long as we live.
The Possesed @ Amazon (Camus)
The Possesed @ Amazon (Dostoevsky)
projects: The Shrew
in focus: 2005-2006 shows
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