Stage Russia: The Seagull
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Film Info
Program:Stage on Screen
Tags:Theater
Drama
Performance
Release Year:2017
Runtime:230 min
Country:Russia
Language:Russian
Trailer:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hz6Nt34UmSg
Cast/Crew
Director:Yury Butusov
Screenwriter:Anton Chekhov
Composer:Faustas Latenas
Principal Cast:Polina Raykina
Timofey Tribuntcev
Vladimir Bolshov
Agrippina Steklova
Anton Kuznetcov
Description
Anton Chekhov’s first of four major plays dramatizes the romantic and artistic conflicts between its four main characters: Boris Trigorin, a well-known writer, the ingenue Nina, the fading actress Irina Arkadina, and her son the would-be playwright Konstantin Tréplev. Yury Butusov's frenetic production abounds in an incredible freedom and openness, delving deep into the throes of artistic creation and the anguish of the artist who struggles to find a language of his own. This is not only a performance about the theatre, it is an anthology of the theatre that devours its children like monsters. With the shuffling of actors' roles, you begin to sense something of a quadraphonic portrait of the creative personality, which demonstrates that greatness is precariously close to mediocrity while suggesting that the opposite is also true. Chekhov's characters are in the process of creating their lives or watching them fall apart, which, according to Butusov, may be a closely related activity.

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