Andriy Zholdak's performance based on the play Carlo Goldoni Servant of two masters
main stage in Kamennoostrovsky Theatre
St Petersburg / Russia
Andriy Zholdak about production
When I began rehearsing a texts of Goldoni ,,Servant of two masters " after 7 days, I got bored and decided to ... turn off the logic .. and trust my impulses and swim in the river of my imaginations… And as more as I moved in my dreams, the clear contours of this play disappeared... I went and plunged into another story, which leading me...
Happened what happened... my reflections about myself, about the theatre, about cinematography about popular culture and about ultraboundary cosmos... about feelings of young people... about the fact that the theatre is a dream... theater is a DREAM, it's a different reality, I remind this to myself and others people, whose make a theatre, and remind to spectators too.
So welcome to Zholdak Dreams ...
dramatic script and director Andriy Zholdak
set design Andriy Zholdak, Daniel Zholdak
costume design Daniel Zholdak
light design Andriy Zholdak
assistant light design Ivan Khalturin
music and sound design Sergey Patramanskiy
cameraman Daniil Zakharkin
assistant director Yulia Prokhorova
Pantalone - Andrei Arshinnikov
Clarice - Elena Osypova
Dr. Lombardi - Maxim Bravtsov
Silvio - Ivan Fedoruk
Beatrice - Elena Kalinina / Alexandra Kulikova
Florindo - Dmitriy Murashev
Brighella - Semen Mendelson
Truffaldino - Nikolay Gorshkov
Smeraldina - Olga Semenova
Black Angel - Alexandra Magelatova
Black Angel copy - Nadezhda Tolubeeva
Voices of personages (Clarice, Beatrice, Pantalone, Smeraldina, Angels) - Polina Dudkina
Voices of personages (Silvio, Dr. Lombardi, Florindo, Truffaldino, Brighella) - Sergey Stukalov
Carlo Osvaldo Goldoni (1707-1793) - an Italian playwright and librettist from the Republic of Venice. He superseding the comedy of masks and the comedy of intrigue by representations of actual life and manners. He rightly maintained that Italian life and manners were susceptible of artistic treatment such as had not been given them before. One of his best known works is the comic play Servant of Two Masters (1746) which has been translated and adapted internationally numerous times. Most famous staging of this play had been made by Giorgio Strehler in Piccolo Teatro di Milano in 1947 and was played more that 50 years.
One of the main point in this dramaturgical material is not only the play of Goldoni, Harlequin, comedy dell arte but first of all Mask and the cultural images of Mask in literature, drama, theatre, painting arts. Mask has been used since antiquity times. Image of Mask and Harlequin been touched by many famouse painters such as Pablo Picasso, Paul Sezanne, Joan Miro
Pablo Picasso "Seated Harlequin" 1923
Pablo Picasso "Leaning Harlequin" 1901
Pablo Picasso "Harlequin" 1909
Paul Cezanne "Harlequin" 1890
Joan Miro "Harlequin's Carnival" 1924
The Mask of Warka, also known as the 'Lady of Uruk', from Uruk and dating from 3100 BC. This Mask is unique in that it is the first accurate depiction of the human face.
Rehearsals and creation performance Zholdak Dreams: Feelings Thieves gave impetus to the theoretical work of Andriy Zholdak. You could read a theses about Mask here.
07 May 2015