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Anton Pavlovich Chekhov

Platonov

Original title: Безотцовщина

Director

Vito Taufer

Opening night

17 April 2010
Main Stage

Duration:

210 minutes

Anton Pavlovich Chekhov wrote Platonov while he was still a student of medicine. The play did not have a title and was only discovered after his death; it was published as A Play Without a Title in 1923. Due to its length (the original text is around 160 pages and would run about eight hours), the play is usually performed in adapted form, often titled after the main character Platonov. A Play Without a Title is probably most interesting as a kind of “Chekhov before Chekhov”. Whereas the more familiar Chekhov usually “abolishes” the character of the hero, or else casts “life itself” as the protagonist, with individual characters as its prisoners, Platonov has quite a few melodramatic features. One summer, Platonov, an allegedly happily married provincial schoolmaster, becomes involved (almost against his will) in several love affairs at once. His lovers include General Voynitzev’s young widow (a landowner) and her stepson’s wife. Out of some desperate mischievousness he also flirts with other girls. All this eventually leads to a shooting. Yet the play doesn’t cast Platonov as a Don Juan. Rather, he is more of a Hamlet, unable to take a decision and thereby to liberate himself of a world ruled by common interests and seemingly frivolous carelessness, a world without any meaning and purpose.

Creators

Creative team

ADAPTED BY

Vito Taufer

Drama Igralec: Vito Taufer | odpri ustvarjalca

TRANSLATOR

Borut Kraševec

Drama Igralec: Borut Kraševec | odpri ustvarjalca

DRAMATURG

Darja Dominkuš

Drama Igralec: Darja Dominkuš | odpri ustvarjalca

SET DESIGNER

Žiga Kariž

Drama Igralec: Žiga Kariž | odpri ustvarjalca

COSTUME DESIGNER

Nina Jagodic

Drama Igralec: Nina Jagodic | odpri ustvarjalca

COMPOSER

Andrej Goričar

Drama Igralec: Andrej Goričar | odpri ustvarjalca

LANGUAGE CONSULTANT

Tatjana Stanič

Drama Igralec: Tatjana Stanič | odpri ustvarjalca

LIGHTING DESIGNER

Pascal Mérat

Drama Igralec: Pascal Mérat | odpri ustvarjalca

ASSISTANT SET DESIGNER

Barbara Kapelj Osredkar

Drama Igralec: Barbara Kapelj Osredkar | odpri ustvarjalca

ASSISTANT COSTUME DESIGNER

Erna Ostanek

Drama Igralec: Erna Ostanek | odpri ustvarjalca

Cast

Saša TabakovićDrama Igralec: Saša Tabaković | odpri igralca

Sergei Voynitzev

Barbara CerarDrama Igralec: Barbara Cerar | odpri igralca

Sofya Yegorovna

Aleš Valič

Porfiri Glagolyev

Uroš FürstDrama Igralec: Uroš Fürst | odpri igralca

Kiril Glagoljev

Valter DraganDrama Igralec: Valter Dragan | odpri igralca

Gerasim Petrin

Saša MihelčičDrama Igralec: Saša Mihelčič | odpri igralca

Maria Grekova

Andrej Nahtigal

Colonel Ivan Triletsky

Bojan EmeršičDrama Igralec: Bojan Emeršič | odpri igralca

Nikolai Triletsky

Ivo BanDrama Igralec: Ivo Ban | odpri igralca

Abraham Vengerovich

Tom Ban

Isak Vengerovich

Jurij ZrnecDrama Igralec: Jurij Zrnec | odpri igralca

Timofei Bugrov

Marko MandićDrama Igralec: Marko Mandić | odpri igralca

Mikhail Vasilievich Platonov

Maša DergancDrama Igralec: Maša Derganc | odpri igralca

Sasha Ivanovna

Matevž Müller

Osip

Andrej Zalesjak

Yakov

Vito Weis

Marko

Festivals

2011

12th International Theatre Festival ‘Melikhovskaya Vesna’, Chekhov

2010

45th Maribor Theatre Festival

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