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Sometimes I think that it's almost impossible to grasp the distance ncovered in those 100 years. Distance from where to where? The revolutions and wars and all the changes -- what could we find in common with the Prozorovs? What can Chekhov tell about us?
Yes, yes, about us -- why to stage it overvise? Of course, I have my own ideas -- feeling that strangely enough American society is only arriving to the spiritual and emotional state of the sunset of the Russian culture. Maybe, we are already there; the classical America is gone, the new one is here...
To direct another Chekhov's play? No, thanks.
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Tragi-comedy? Drama?... ...
Who is Chekhov
Impossible to understand Chekhov with understanding of Existentialism (Read Camus or other best 20th centuries philosophers)
There is German Chekhov, French, Japanese...
Late Anton ChekhovI am seriously thinking about letting Chekhov to "narrate" the Playscript Analysis (THR413), but he is such a private man. No manifestos, speeches, books about writing and social statements. His late (big) plays is the only way how he spoke his mind (subtext principle). Well, maybe he is the one who can help me to get to the practical applications of pomo....
Chekhov was a doctor and tried to stay away from any philosophy, any generalization... Does it ring the pomo bell? The blank (self)parody, even in defining the genre of his plays (Beckett: tragedy = comedy).
IT'S TIME FOR CHEKHOV NOWThe Second Annual Chekhov NOW Festival, presented by the LITE Company, begins Wednesday, November 1st and runs through Sunday, November 19th at the Connelly Theater, 220 E. 4th St. (between Avenues A & B) in New York's East Village. We have assembled 13 original productions, all based on and influenced by the writings of Anton Chekhov -- physician, playwright, raconteur and wit. Performances include theatre, dance, classical music, operetta and puppet shows, as well as our world-famous Saturday Night Cabarets. We hope you'll join us for Chekhov NOW 2000, the only event of its kind in the world.
We're taking this opportunity to let you know that our festival website is up and running. The site introduces you to the festival and includes information about each performance as well as show dates and times for the more than 84 festival performances. The site also lets you know how to reserve tickets online or by phone (212-414-7773). If you have any questions or comments please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. The website's URL is -- http://www.chekhovnow.org. If your email program is reading this note in Rich Text Format, you can also click the link below. Please visit the site, and if you'll be in NYC during November, be certain to stop in at the festival. Please spread the word, and if you've got a webpage, cut and paste the HTML for this link onto your site. Thanks.
VISIT CHEKHOV NOW A PROJECT OF THE LITE COMPANY
List the titles. "Small Chekhov" -- one-acts.
Good for class projects (acting-directing): Wedding, The Bear and so on.
Europe and Japan went through the love affair with Chekhov (as well as the good USA), when the Arab world and Africa get through the Chekhov's honeymoon, we are there, living in one universe of postmodern values, together -- no more Rome and barbarians.
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Presentation of International Chekhov Lab was at the 4th World Congress of the International Drama/Theatre and Education Association IDEA in Bergen, Norway (July, 2001) and in Moscow, Russia (The Central House of Actor), Melikhovo - at the 3-th International Theatre festival "Spring of Melikhovo-2002" and St.-Petersburg (Aleksandrinsky Theatre), Russia (May, 2002). As a part of Chekhov Lab presentation we showed a first-night of our performance "The Nina Variations" by Steven Dietz (USA). This performance is based on Chekhov's play "The Seagull" by Anton Chekhov,with a participation of two heroes - Nina and Konstantin Treplev.There were shown two versions of this play - our Russian version (director - Victor Goultchenko) and American one, prepared by Ms.Carol MacVey from University of state Iowa (USA). We're able to show the Russian performance "The Nina Variations" by Steven Dietz at the theatre festivals. -------------------------------------------------- International Chekhov Lab The Chekhov Lab is aimed to deep an audience into the poetic world of Chekhov's plays using organic combination of theoretical and practical studies. Methodology: The following methodology of studies seems to be the optimal: a) theoretical thesis-ground b) practical development of the mentioned thesis using a sketch method with actor's participation c) further search-improvisation and discussion on found variants d) summing up of found results, fixing of material either in play fragments, or in fantasies based on the play subject, or in complex performance Main subjects: 1) Tourgenev - Chekhov - Gorky. 2) Chekhov and Gogol. 3) Chekhov and Dostoevsky. 4) Ibsen - Strindberg - Chekhov. 5) Chekhov and Moscow Art Theatre. 6) Experience of Stanislavsky, Nemirovich-Danchenko and other stage-directors in Chekhov's plays: starting from "theatre of feeling" to "theatre of performance". 7) Chekhov in the culture of XX Century. 8) Chekhov and "new drama" of XX Century. 9) Chekhov and "theatre of absurd". Chekhov and Beckett. Chekhov and Ionesko. 10) Base of Chekhov's theatre. 11) "Space" and "time" in Chekhov's plays. Chekhov and Einstein. 12) Sense of stage direction in Chekhov's plays. 13) Function of pause in Chekhov's plays. 14) Features of final in Chekhov's plays. 15) "Through" and "fluctuating" characters in Chekhov's plays. 16) Russian Eros in Chekhov's plays. 17) Chekhov's characters up to the end of XX Century: who'll see "the sky in diamonds"? - 18) Chekhov in the East and the West cultures. - Etc. Audience: An audience of Chekhov Labs may be formed with participation of actors, directors, stage-designers, theatre researchers, Slavonic philologists,students and postgraduates of theatre institutes or faculties. An optimal group quantity is from 30 up to 50 peoples for every study. Studies organization: Minimal duration of Chekhov Lab is 2 weeks. Maximal duration is 8-12 weeks. Set of themes and material richness will be based on the Lab duration and group professional features. Play's fragments, study or commercial performances may be prepared as a result of Lab studies. Abilities: Chekhov Lab studies may be held in memorial Chekhov's buildings (Moscow, Melikhovo, Taganrog, Yalta, Gurzuf, etc.), or in native countries of interested groups.chekhov.org
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