At the Moscow cultural forum will be held March 24 the action of Gulag history Museum and Theatre of Nations, which will be the prologue of a large multimedia project “History of the Gulag in the lives of people and the fate of the country”. On passing in Moscow festival “Golden mask” this topic suddenly sounded in the play “Chuk and GEK” by Arkady Gaidar story, which in the Alexandrinsky theatre is radically enriched by the memories of the camp prisoners.
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The theatre of Nations will start with the fact that the actor Vladimir Eremin read the excerpt from the novel “June” Dmitry Bykov, and then together with the author and Director of the Gulag Museum, Roman Romanov will speak to visitors of the cultural forum about the person in the interior of the era . And the fall will open a multimedia exhibition where you can hear the stories of those who survived the repression, feel the effects of belonging and to take in the sights of Stalin’s time, to see their personal belongings and photos of real heroes.
They speak votes Inna Churikova, lia Akhedzhakova, Chulpan Khamatova, Avangard Leontiev, Yulia Peresild, Igor Gordin, Maxim Vitorgan, Eugene Tkachuk, Anatoly Lobotsky, Aleksey Vertkov, Aleksandr Feklistov, Ingeborga Dapkunaite, Mary Salloway. Behalf of a former prisoner of the Gulag Alexander Solzhenitsyn will be the Director of the Theatre of Nations Yevgeny Mironov. “Letters and diaries of the people injured during the repression, will sound the voices of my friends and partners at the performances of the theatre of Nations, he says. — I think it is very important that the theatre involved in the creation of the Museum exposition “History of the Gulag in the lives of people and the fate of the country”, and hope that the result of this work will give the audience and the human pain and tragedy of history, and — most importantly — can help us all understand the bitter lesson of our past.”
In the “Ciuc and Huck” Michael Patlasov, staged at the Alexandrinsky theatre and nominated as a small-scale performance on the “Golden mask”, a textbook children’s story by Arkadi Gaidar, supplemented by the reminiscences of people who passed the camp, Yevgeny Vesnik, Vaclav Dvorzhetsky, George Zhzhenov, Tatyana Okunevskaya. Playwrights Andrew Solakov and Alina Szklarska used and other documentary evidence less well-known victims and executioners, guards by calling. And all this is very interesting.
The performance is quite multimedia. Whether the boxcar for exiles, whether of the camp the construction of the great glowing screen, consolidation is happening on stage. Approximately today there are European theaters, especially in Germany, and the distinction between stage and film erased. The only problem is that many people, especially our actors, it is not ready for it. To operate the camera they do not know.
Arkady Gaidar himself in pioneer tie is the layout, which adjoin the Moscow Kremlin and the taiga of the van, a train passing through snow-covered country. The author of the story written in 1939 about two boys who go with mom to her father in Siberia, and introduced himself in a very different and not a children’s context — not one that is familiar to young readers of the Soviet period.
Adult actors play children. All arbitrary, but justified. Even the mother of Chuck and Huck does dance moves like a ballerina. And father somewhere far away — whether at work, in the camps. But history in any case, one gets a fabulous, new year’s, and Stalin’s era is similar to gingerbread, which we have for many years treated the producers of the television series. So the older generation will know nothing serious, and the younger will be amazed of the miracle age. Actress Olga Belinskaya, protruding from the face of the prisoner Agnes Mironova-King, utter the wonderful words: “I saw Stalin. About anything.” Why the use of modern slang? It does not converge with the audience, which is the most “about nothing” uses recklessly. Michael Patlasov (and entrenched behind the title of the theatrical documentary filmmaker) heroes are traveling on the children’s railway. And all the little fun, including a spooky camp stories. Just as blooming in lush color pseudodocumentaries, flooded the TV screens.
A non-competitive play “the Golden mask” “the Kolyma tales” staged by Alexander Zabegin in the Yeltsin centre and the prose of Varlam Shalamov, also played the camp theme like Amateurs. Many of today’s statements — any latecomers, and for several decades. The Perm film Director Paul Pechenkina “Varlam Shalamov. The experience of boys,” written by the then Director of the Memorial Museum of victims of political repression “Perm-36” Victor Shmyrov is the head “Late”. That turned out to be the hero of this unusual film, with its incredible and far controversial ideas. But to the depths of the theatre, often do not reach all the surface.