Visual performance based on the W. Shakespeare's play "Hamlet". There are no characters in this performance. Shakespeare's famous drama "Hamlet" is a shadow play to the accompaniment of a child's voice, naively and inconsistently retelling the main themes of the play. Gertrude, Ophelia, Hamlet, Claudius, and the ghost of the former owner of Elsinore - they all are bright spots of light seen in the dark, which creates completely new and surprising associations with a textbook story. Director Leduhovsky immerses the viewer into complete darkness, in which different images are born. This production resembles a disturbing, mysterious fairy tale, a dream, with vibrant silhouette of Ophelia, whose immense veil turns suddenly into the river, and the grotesque masks of Gertrude and Claudius remind casts of dead persons. All action takes place in an unreal space - a small black box. From the emptiness of nothingness, as if from the distant past come the associative scenes based on the Shakespeare's plot.
Moscow Theatre The Shchepkin House and Scenography Faculty of the Russian Institute for Theatre Arts /GITIS
Moscow Theatre The Shchepkin House was established at the initiative and with the support of the prominent theatre designer Sergey Barkhin and the Bakhrushin Theatre Museum general director Dmitry Rodionov in 2008.
Museum invited the famous Russian director Anatoliy Ledukhovsky for the theatre establishment: he has successful experience in the adaptation of chamber space and space, which seems not to be adapted for stage, for live theatre.
Theatre repertoire consists of the project «Playing Hopscotch», which includes spectacles about great representatives of the world culture – W. Shakespeare, A.S. Griboyedov, N.V. Gogol, A.P. Chekhov, S.V. Rakhmaninov / Russian translation for «hopscotch» is «klassiki», which is similar to «the classics» – translator’s note/; the project «Ghosts of Shakespeare», made together with students of the Scenography Faculty of the Russian Institute for Theatre Arts /GITIS/ (where Anatoliy Ledukhovsky teaches direction for future theatrical artists), where ideas of visual theatre are elaborated. Theatre presents also the spectacles based on works of Russian and foreign literature.
Performers Actors:Iuliia Bogdanovich, Maria Galkina, Konstantin Taranov Students of the Scenography Faculty of the Russian Institute for Theatre Arts /GITIS/:Ziliia Kanchurina, Ianina Mordashko, Vasilisa Kutuzova, Maria Feklina, Fedor Shmelkin