A Midsummer Night's Dream

Perfomance, 18+ 4:00, 1 intermission
Ki­rill Se­reb­renni­kov sta­ged one of the most enig­ma­tic and fa­bulo­us of Sha­kes­pe­are’s co­medi­es, trans­for­ming it in­to a fas­ci­nating the­at­re trip. The audi­en­ce, gu­ided by the cha­rac­ters, ramb­les thro­ugh the mys­te­ri­ous fo­rest whi­le the plot ta­kes pla­ce in fo­ur dif­fe­rent spa­ces. Pro­se in­serti­ons by the pla­yw­right Va­lery Pe­che­ikin are mo­un­ted in­to Sha­kes­pe­are’s text in ver­se, as if the cha­rac­ters we­re at a psy­cho­ana­lyst con­sulta­ti­on, wan­ting to de­al with the­ir sub­cons­ci­ous fe­ars.
Based on Shakespeare’s play and Valery Pecheikin’s texts in Kirill Serebrennikov’s adaptation. 
…There are four stories. Four spaces. The hopelessly broken greenhouse of the fairies, elves, artists. The schoolyard – a place for reading rap and kisses in front of a dumpster. The penthouse of the “rulers”. A workmen’s shelter with a Chinese TV where the amateur theatre of an honest bearded carpenter Peter Quince rehearses a performance about Pyramus and Thisbe. They don’t see each other, that’s the matter! <...> Four different crowds would never intermix into a united one. And now the congested auditorium begins to remind something: this dream is caused by the reality. Do you understand, by which one? Elena Dyakova, "Novaya gazeta" 
Kirill Serebrennikov staged one of the most enigmatic and fabulous of Shakespeare’s comedies, transforming it into a fascinating theatre trip. The audience, guided by the characters, rambles through the mysterious forest while the plot takes place in four different spaces. Prose insertions by playwright Valery Pecheikin are mounted into Shakespeare’s text in verse, as if the characters were at a psychoanalyst consultation, wanting to deal with their subconscious fears. 
Serebrennikov disjointed Shakespeare’s play and divided it into several stories, vesting each one with a particular style. Now, gods dwell in a hothouse constructed from dusty sashes like mansion owners. Sweethearts look like graduates sorting out their relationship, sitting on school bench in the middle of a disco, organized on the occasion of their graduation party. Theseus and Hippolyta are degraded to middle business class public persons and royally recline for some reason on hospital beds. Workers are a cheery crowd of half-drunk fellows who generously spread garbage passing through the wood. The play balances between the scary and the funny, different genres and times. Despite all the changes, its main power remains Love and its main theme – the relationship between man and woman, which has always led to a catastrophe. Yet, Arts triumph in the end. The amateur workers’ play about Pyramus and Thisbe’s passions turns suddenly into a real tragedy and its magnificent final performed to Monteverdi’s Baroque music involves the audience. The performance of the “Seventh Studio”.
Architecture items: 
Ka­tya Bo­chavar
An­na Aba­lik­hi­na
Ki­rill Mint­sev
Eka­teri­na Gur­bi­na
Video designer: 
Directing and pedagogic coach:
Pedagogic coach:
And­rey Ku­zic­hev
Ma­rina Go­lub
Mik­ha­il Lo­banov
Oleg Shcher­ba­kov
I. Gods’ story
II. People’s story
  III. Powerfuls’ story
Hippolyta I:
Theseus II: 
IV. Workers’ story
Cobweb / Dunkey / Pyramus:
Duda / Thisbe:
Snout / Wall:
Wedge / Prologue:
Starveling / Moon:
Yuriy Lo­bikov
Media about the event
Тол­ко­ватель сна
Антон Хитров, Watch Russia
Тол­ко­ватель снов
Павел Руднев, блог журнала «Театр»
Шекс­пир пси­хо­ана­лити­ка
Наталья Витвицкая, «Ваш досуг»
Сон и его ок­рест­нос­ти
Евгений Онегин, W-O-S
Сон в це­хе бе­лого
Марина Райкина, МК
Прис­нится же та­кое!
Вадим Рутковский, Сноб
Шекс­пир на ку­шет­ке
Николай Берман, Газета.ру
Третье прост­ранс­тво
Алёна Карась, Российская газета
На заб­ро­шен­ной да­че Обе­рона
Елена Дьякова, «Новая газета»

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