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The Bacchae

Written by Euripides
Director: Theodoros Terzopoulos Watch the trailer
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Duration: 1 hour 35 minutes

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24 September,  Tuesday
20:00

The premiere took place on 26 January 2015.

 

The Stanislavsky Electrotheatre opened on 26 January 2015 with the premiere of a production of ‘The Bacchae’ by Euripides, staged by Greek director Theodoros Terzopoulos and translated by Innokenty Annensky.

Euripides’s tragedy ‘The Bacchae’ is the third part of his last tetralogy. It was written in 406 BC just before his death and has remained a masterpiece of world literature and theatre ever since. It is the story of the god Dionysus who turns earthly women into bacchantes, wild creatures he uses to exact revenge. It is interwoven with motifs, which together and separately are found in dramatic art, right to the present: the clash of civilization and chaos, of reason and madness, of nature and culture.Russian readers and audiences are in a privileged position thanks to this translation by Innokenty Annensky: it is not only the work of a great poet, but also of a thinker who considers Euripides to be perhaps the most important author of the past, and someone with whom he feels in constant dialogue.In his translation of ‘The Bacchae’, Annensky was not looking for the exact verbal equivalent in Russian. He translated more freely, recreating in a different lexical setting a symbiosis of poetry, music and philosophy. It was this particular translation that Theodoros Terzopoulos chose to use for his production at The Stanislavsky Electrotheatre.

Performers

Dionysus
Yelena Morozova
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Pentheus
Anton Kostochkin
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Agave
Alla Kazakova
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Cadmus
Oleg Bazhanov
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Tiresias
Yury Duvanov
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Второй вестник
Yelena Morozova
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​Courtiers
Yelena Klishchevskaya
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​Courtiers
Diana Rakhimova
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​Courtiers
Nina Firsova
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​Courtiers
Lyudmila Khalilullina
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First Messengers
Tatyana Maist
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First Messengers
Tatyana Nazarova
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First Messengers
Lyudmila Rozanova
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First Messengers
Natalya Pavlenkova
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First Messengers
Tatyana Ukharova
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First Messengers
Tatyana Marinicheva
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Chorus of Bacchantes
Mikhail Sokolov
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Chorus of Bacchantes
Dmitry Myagky
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Chorus of Bacchantes
Anastasia Fursa
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Chorus of Bacchantes
Georgy Grishchenkov
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Chorus of Bacchantes
Vera Kuznetsova
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Chorus of Bacchantes
Azamat Nigmanov
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Chorus of Bacchantes
Yulia Abdel Fattah
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Chorus of Bacchantes
Lina Langner
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Chorus of Bacchantes
Anastasia Ksenofontova
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Chorus of Bacchantes
Anna Mavlitova
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Written by Euripides
Translated by Innokenty Annensky
 

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