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Kretakor
Hungary

The Seagull

By Anton Chekhov

Venue Project Cube
Date 9 Oct - 13 Oct 7.45pm
14 Oct 6.00pm
Duration 3 hrs



Directed by Arpad Schilling

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Focusing on the romantic and artistic conflicts between four theatrical characters, The Seagull is the first of Chekhov's four major plays. A century ago, The Seagull contributed to a theatre revolution that still determines our concept of theatre today.
 
Kretakor approaches the secrets of this intricate play, performing it as a story set in our time about people of today, in a form that is reduced to a minimum; people who live, love, play roles, lie to themselves and let others lie to them. People who strive for success and happiness, but are doomed to inevitable failure.
 
Director Arpad Schilling is one of the most exciting talents working in Europe today. Stripped back to its essence, this production of Chekhov's classic tragicomedy abandons traditional notions of theatre and theatrical performance, instead inhabiting the skins of the characters. Performed without set or costumes, it is thrillingly simple, bringing theatre closer to you than you ever imagined possible…
 
Performed in Hungarian with English surtitles
 
 
“This is one of the most extraordinary productions of this play I’ve ever seen: iconoclastic, individual, eccentric, fearless” Sunday Times
 
 
What Do We Think?
Always performed in an intimate and sparse setting, Schilling’s much praised and much travelled production focuses attention on the remarkable talents of one of the greatest acting ensembles working in Europe today.
 
 
Talking Theatre:
An illustrated insight into the recent site specific process of Kretakor featuring filmed material from The Astronomer’s Dream created in the Valley of Arts Festival (Hungary) during the summer of 2006.
Oct 10, 1.00pm. The New Theatre.
 
 
 
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