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Without Lear

Without Lear

Based on the play “King Lear” by William Shakespeare

Translated by Boris Pasternak

 

Staging & set design:

Danila Korogodsky

Director:

Eberhard Köhler (Germany)

Assistant director:

Valentin Levitsky

Lighting:

Anastasia Toscheva

Sound:

Nikolay Fesenko

The performance includes music by the groups "Shinjuku Thief" and "Foo Fighters"

3 hours 15 minutes with one intermission

 

 

Characters and cast

King Lear,

Chorus

 

 

Stepan Beketov, Lyubov Levitskaya, Valentin Levitsky, Sergey Mardar, Svetlana Smirnova, Aleksey Chuev, Artyom Shilov, Natalya Ponomariova, Tatyana Shuklina, Kirill Gusev, Regina Atsapkina

 

 

Fool

National Artist of Russia

Irina Sokolova

Lear's daughters

 

Regan

Natalya Ponomariova

Goneril                           

Lyubov Levitskaya

Cordelia

Svetlana Smirnova

Earl of Gloucester

Sergey Mardar

 

 

Duke of Cornwall,

Duke of Albany,

King of France

Artyom Shilov

 

Earl of Kent

 

Oswald, Goneril’s servant                                                                                     

Stepan Beketov

 

 Kirill Gusev

Edgar, son of Gloucester

Aleksey Chuev

Edmund, illegitimate son of Gloucester

Valentin Levitsky

 

 

 

 

The performance will last 3 hours 15 minutes with one interval

 

The weight of this sad time we must obey;
Speak what we feel, not what we ought to say.
The oldest hath borne most: we that are young
Shall never see so much, nor live so long.

 

 Shakespeare, King Lear

 

 

 

 

The renowned director and theater pedagogue, the founder of Theater Pokoleniy Zinovy Korogodsky (1926—2004) initially wanted to stage "King Lear" at Theater Pokoleniy and play the part of Lear himself. However, for various reasons his plan did not come to fruition.

This play, staged by Danila Korogodsky, is called "Without Lear".

The King has died.
Around the deserted throne fly memories of the rebellious King, the last romantic, cruel and naïve, stubbornly following his quest for his own truth, justice and faith to the very end. The tragedy of Lear grows into the tragedy of a world which has lost all harmony. Remembering the King and recreating his life piece by piece, the citizens of his kingdom search for a way of continuing to live their lives — but lives without Lear.