Anna Karenina

Anna Karenina


Dramatization of the widely acclaimed novel of fateful love between a young military officer and a married woman. A story of passion triumphing over social conventions, but not over itself.

The new SND building, Drama hall
13. 6. 2009 14. 6. 2009

The story of the fateful love between young officer Vronsky and a married woman – Anna Karenina, need not be introduced any further. It depicts the borderless passion capable of breaking through the social conventions only to wane in the drab monotony of every-day life and turn into an ordeal.

Anna Karenina is at the centre of the play, nevertheless, without the life stories of the other heroines, her story would be incomplete and without context. Anna Karenina is surrounded by an entire legion of women – a coquette, a sufferer, a caregiver, an innocent, a saint etc. Each of them enters into relationships with men in her own way.

In our production, the relationship between two the lovers – Karenina and Vronsky, is shown in  context with other male-female relationships of the novel. Romance and suffering, pragmatic marriages, the sorrow and delight of short-term sexual relations – they are all various shapes of love, from passion to resignation.


Running time: 4 hrs 15 mins with one interval