richard after richard
Friday, November 14 | 19:00 | Kulturzentrum Die Pumpe e.V.
Language: Ukrainian and English | Running time: approx. 50 minutes German Premiere
Written and performed by LIDYA DANYLCHUK based on W. SHAKESPEARE
Shakespeares plays are the integral part of the repertoire not only in conventional ensemble theater. Solo performers also frequently use his texts and motives from Shakespeare’s immortal dramas. After Gareth Armstrong’s (England) “Shylock” (2001), Anna Mele’s (Turkmenistan) “Lear” (2006), Maxim Zausalin’s (Russia) “Moscow Hamlet” (2006) and Mariam Ghazanchyan’s (Armenia) “Ophelia” (2010), we have invited “Richard After Richard”, an adaptation of Shakespeare’s perhaps greatest villain’s piece.
“Richard After Richard” begins when Shakespeare’s “Richard III” ends. Maybe this is the last night of the tyrannical king before his final battle. Or perhaps he is going to be punished? The performance uses the key concepts and phrases from the original tragedy and concentrates on Richard III as the hero of the monodrama, leaving the plot aside.
Lidya Danylchuk and Irina Volytska founded their experimental “Theatre-in-a Basket” in Lviv in 1997. It presents modern adaptations of classical works and aims at integration of the text, movement, and voice. Teatr v Koshyku participated in many international theatre festivals and won several awards. It was also at THESPIS in 2006 with “The Dream”.
Iryna Volytska Director
Evgenij Kolev Stage Design
A Teatr v Koshyku production.