The premiere took place on December 19, 2009.
"Take the" Notes of the Madman ", this ugly grotesque, this strange, capricious dream of the artist, this good-natured mockery of life and man, a miserable life, a miserable man, this caricature in which such an abyss of poetry, such an abyss of philosophy, this psychic medical history, Presented in poetic form, amazing in its truth and depth, worthy of Shakespeare's brush: you are still laughing at the simpleton, but your laughter is dissolved by bitterness; It's laughter over a madman, who is delirious and laughs, and excites compassion. "
VG Belinsky "On the Russian story and stories of Gogol"
Toward the end of 2009, announced by UNESCO the year of N. V. Gogol, Vakhtangovsky Theater issues the premiere of the performance "Notes of a Madman". Five years ago the theater was already turning to this mystical work. Constant creative searches of the artist Poprishchyna Yuri Kraskov, supported by the artistic director of the theater Rimas Tuminas, led to the creation of a new version of the human history of Gogol's titular adviser.
On December 19, the theater invites its viewers to reread the "Notes of a Madman".
Duration of the performance is 1 hour.
The performance is recommended for viewers over 16 years old (16+).
A mono-performance based on Nikolai Gogol's novel was the fruit of the joint work of the artistic director of the theater Rimas Tuminas and the performer of the main and only role of Yuri Kraskov.
How to treat an official, an inconspicuous employee who decided that he was worthy of the hand of his daughter's daughter, and then imagined himself a Spanish king? Whether to grieve a poor little man who has gone mad, or all that this upstart deserves, is the specter's contempt and mockery?
There is no unequivocal answer and can not be. The feeling of humiliation, discontent with his miserable position, unrequited love played a cruel joke with Popryschin. His greatness is imaginary, and in this is his tragedy. In his imagination he puts himself too high, but is not the same the same with many of us?
“ From the solo performance I expected more. In some places he seized and made me listen to the hero's monologue, at times seemed long and boring. Perhaps this day, Yu Kraskov was not at a loss, as the reviews read about this performance, celebrated the actor's play. Once you can go. In any case, the classic is always a win-win option ..
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