Theatre Novel

Michail Afanasievič Bulgakov

Theatre Novel

Drama

One of the favourite literary works about the world of theatre, theatre-makers and their art, as well as about human passions, desires and weaknesses

The new SND building, Drama hall

The internationally acclaimed Theatre Novel by one of the most stimulating Russian authors and playwrights, Mikhail Bulgakov, draws from his extensive experience with Russian theatre which he acquired prior to the Second World War. The grotesque insight into the theatre backstage unveils the passionate world of art, remarkable loves of theatre-makers, as well as everyday operation, envy, intrigues – in sum, everything that is an integral part of theatre. The current staging of the novel inevitably includes the relationship between art and politics, something Bulgakov knew quite intimately: he spent a significant part of his creative life in the Soviet Russia under Stalin. Bulgakov experienced the generalissimo who fundamentally affected his life and work. The production, that includes Bulgakov’s notes about his personal life thus outlines a multifaceted period in history. At the same time, it generalises the relationship between artist and his status vis-à-vis the society and its system. The first Slovak adaptation of Bulgakov’s incomplete novel is brought to you by SKUTR, Czecho–Slovak tandem of directors as the first collaborative venture with the SND.

Production Team

Translated by Miro Dacho
Directed by SKUTR
Dramaturgy by Miro Dacho

Cast

Sergej Leontievič Maksudov Alexander Bárta
Ivan Vasielievič (režisér ND), Xaver Borisovič Iľčin, Iľja Ivanovič Rudolfi Richard Stanke
Zakladajúci člen ND Martin Huba Emil Horváth
Ľudmila Silvestrovna Priachinová (1. herečka ND), Literátka Táňa Pauhofová
Augusta Menažraková, Polyxéna Toropecká (sekretárka Ivana Vasilieviča, sekretárka Aristona Platonoviča), Literátka Diana Mórová
Jelena Bulgakovová Jana Oľhová
Jevlampia Petrovna (režisérka), Teta Nastasia Ivanovna, Literátka Anežka Petrová (Student, Academy of Performing Arts)
Peter Bombardov (herec ND), Literát, A. P. Čechov Ján Koleník
Foma Striž (režisér ND), Literát Lope De Vega Ľuboš Kostelný
Filip Filipovič Tulumbasov (vedúci vnútornej správy ND), Gavril Stepanovič, Fiľa Literát, Jean-Baptiste Poquelin Molière Richard Autner
Miša Panin (dramaturg ND), Literát, William Shakespeare Michal Režný (as a guest)
Kocúr, Zlatý kôň, Klavirista, Chorý herec, Gornostajevov (dirigent) Dano Heriban