Stage Russia at Classic

STAGE RUSSIA FILM SERIES

 

This year, Classic will be screening a special program of Stage Russia filmed theatre productions, including The Cherry Orchard, Anna Karenina and Eugene Onegin which screens first this April 8 and April 9.

Experience world-class theatre from the comfort of your local cinema!

Tickets for these are now available via the link below, or at the Classic box office.

Stage Russia: The Cherry Orchard

  • Cast
  • Renata Litvinova, Yana Gladkikh, Jana Sekste
  • Director
  • Adolf Shapiro
  • Synopsis
  • First produced in 1904 at The Moscow Art Theatre under the direction of Konstantin Stanislavsky, this centennial production of Anton Chekhov's classic tale of cultural futility, starring Russian stage and screen legend Renata Litvinova, is as relevant today as it was over a hundred years ago.

    Adolf Shapiro's interpretation asks the question, where would the characters of this play live today years after their cherry orchard has been cut down? The answer, which lies in the material world created by set designer, David Borovsky, is, of course, on the stage. The waves of the Moscow Art Theatre's stage curtain, with its famous Seagull insignia, curving and folding in on itself, creating smooth and sometimes ominous corners, becomes home to these wanderers, who are in fact shadows of the past come to life on stage.

    Originally intended by Chekhov as a comedy, and firmly directed by Stanislavsky as a tragedy, many artists have had to deal with the dual nature of the play. One hundred years later, this production brings The Cherry Orchard full circle, never at peace, but finally back at its home.
  • Classification
  • Not yet rated
  • Genre
  • Theatre

Stage Russia: Anna Karenina

  • Cast
  • Olga Lerman, Evgeny Knyazev, Dmitry Solomykin
  • Director
  • Angelica Cholina
  • Synopsis
  • Directed and choreographed by Angelica Cholina, this Vakhtangov Theatre production of Anna Karenina is a modern dance interpretation of Leo Tolstoy's classic novel, originally published in serial installments from 1875 to 1877 in the periodical The Russian Messenger. Telling the life story of the titular Anna, a St. Petersburg aristocrat, against the backdrop of late 19th century Russian society, Tolstoy's novel is widely considered a pinnacle in realist fiction.

    Cholina strives to find the equivalent of Tolstoy's words in harmony and movement, as every gesture holds as much meaning as a word. The music of Alfred Schnittke helps to reveal the characters of the drama and their depth, together with elegance and mood corresponding to the amplitude of the novel.
  • Classification
  • Not yet rated
  • Genre
  • Theatre

 

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