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Friday, June 1, 2018

In Context: Love and Intrigue



Russia’s Maly Drama Theatre, led by the incomparable Lev Dodin, stages German playwright Friedrich Schiller’s 1787 tragedy of class warfare and courtly intrigue. Context is everything, so get even closer to the production with this curated selection of related articles and videos. After you've attended the show, let us know what you thought by posting in the comments below and on social media using #LoveandIntrigue.

Program Notes

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Read

Article
A Deluxe Treatment of Love and Intrigue at BAM (BAM blog)
It seems that every character in Love and Intrigue has a secret agenda and is willing to go to great lengths to achieve it.

Featured Collection
The Maly Drama Theatre of St. Petersburg (BAM blog)
Learn more about the 20+ year relationship between BAM and the Maly Drama Theatre—which has garnered worldwide acclaim for its inventive productions done primarily in a naturalistic style.

Article
‘It was important that Anna wasn’t portrayed as a victim’ (The Guardian)
Russian actor Elizaveta Boyarskaya shares her journey of playing Anna Karenina.

Watch & Listen

Video
Intrigue and Love to go (Schiller in 10.5 minutes, English version) (YouTube)
Luise stems from a middle class family, Ferdinand is an aristocrat. Michael Sommer and his Playmobil ensemble stage their romance in just over 10 minutes.

Video
Film about Dodin and MDT. English version. Part 1. (YouTube)
An open lesson with the graduating class of Lev Dodin Petersburg Theatre Academy.

Now your turn...

How did you enjoy the show? Likes? Dislikes? Surprises? Tell us what's on your mind in the comments below and on social media using #LoveandIntrigue.

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16 comments:

  1. Loved it! Tremendous acting. Surprising treatment and staging.

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  2. Astonishing acting with not a false note throughout. And incredibly smart directing. Every moment mattered.

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  3. I benefit from perusing your website. Many thanks!

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  4. Brilliant, engaging acting and wonderful staging. Hardly mattered to this non-Russian speaking that the cast did not speak in English.

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  5. Despite of balcony seats inconvenience,it worth to be patient for 2,2,5 hours thank to amazing play of talanted russian actors.

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  6. Brilliant acting. The Russian language production was riveting and powerful.

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  7. Bad translation German>Russian>English subtitles. Tiresome. Seemed longer than Gotterdammerung.

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  8. It is inadmissible to have the line
    "additional text by Jean-Jaques (sic!) Russo (sic!) and Otto von Bismark (sic!)"
    in a BAM program

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  9. I found the acting thrilling, moving, and amazingly precise — even though I know only a little Russian I was mesmerized by this production. Not even an audience member’s REPEATED cell phone rings could put me off.

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  10. Thank you for the pleasure! We watched in one breath the actors' game!♡ Magnificent theatre, comfortable chairs, fantastic atmosphere!

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  11. Acting was incredible but directing was not up to par. Good try on modernism and minimalism but it was not too accurately worked out.

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  12. Not impressed with the cut-up version of this play. Lady Milford undergoes dramatic transformation in the original Schiller's version, selling her valuables, giving money to the poor and leaving the country, while here she remains the evil femme fatale. The last speech sounded like a Soviet-issue party decree. I didn't understand its significance.

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  13. I have to say that it was a very strong performance of the artists and I would love to see the Russia’s Maly Drama Theatre again here at BAM. Great job.

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  14. I have to say that it was a very strong performance of the artists and I would love to see the Russia’s Maly Drama Theatre again here at BAM. Great job.

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