The Seagull I

Director: Yury Muravitsky
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Duration: 50 min.

Anton Chekhov wrote a play about a struggling young artist. At the Stanislavsky Electrotheatre, it is staged by three young directors - Yury Muravitsky, Kirill Vytoptov and Yury Kvyatkovsky. All of them are from different schools but are of the same generation. Each of them creates his own version of The Seagull with actors from the Electrotheatre.

​The play's four acts, from the words, "Why do you always wear black?" to "Konstantin Gavrilovich shot himself," are split into three productions, three visions, three manners of deconstructing a text, three versions of the play's events.

​Muravitsky provides us with a fashion show, in which every character is doomed to wear his or her lines as if they were clothing.

​Kvyatkovsky ​offers us an acting lesson of sorts, where actors' improvisations give rise to new interpretations of Chekhov's heroes and situations. ​ ​

Vytoptov creates a musical night club where the characters of the play meet their doubles from the modern world.

Each of the three directors performs the role of Konstantin Treplev in segments staged by their colleagues.

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