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Stage Russia HD – 2017-18 Cinema Season

 

Stage Russia HD is pleased to announce its 2nd Season line up, featuring productions from Russia’s most renowned theatre companies and staged by its greatest directors. Each title has been carefully selected to provide our audience the full breadth of Russian theatre as it is today, with a variety of styles and ideas, all rooted in a sensibility that both challenges convention while simultaneously paying homage to it. We are proud to bring these miraculous performances to a global audience and thank and congratulate you for taking part in this!

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Stage Russia HD – The Black Monk

 

Based on the short story by Anton Chekhov, THE BLACK MONK tells the tragic tale of philosophy student Andrey Vasil’ich Kovrin. On the verge of a nervous breakdown, Kovrin decides to visit his childhood friend Tanya Pesotsky at the estate of her father. As he and Tanya develop a relationsship and eventually marry, a black monk of legend begins appearing to Kovrin in visions. Though these hallucinations at first imbue the young man with joy and energy, they eventually lead to his ruin.

Kama Ginkas’ dramatization of Chekhov’s story for The Moscow Young Generation Theater has become a theatre sensation. The show has won the Grand Prix and the Critics’ Prize for Best Production at the Baltic House international theater festival in St. Petersburg.

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Available in DCP with subtitles from November 2017.

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Stage Russia HD – 2016/17 Cinema Season

 

stage-russia-logo-webre2Captured live in HD from the stages of Russia’s greatest theater companies, the Stage Russia HD series brings the mastery of Russian theater to Western cinema audiences. The inaugural season kicks off in September 2016 with the Vakhtangov Theatre’s magical production of Alexander Pushkin’s EUGENE ONEGIN.

Stage Russia HD features a broad mix of genres and styles, including classic productions, dance pieces, satirical works, and Soviet era surrealism – some with familiar titles and others that are lesser known to Western audiences, but which provide a small peek into what’s called the Russian soul…which, in typical Russian fashion is, of course, elusive.

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Titles of the season:

The Cherry Orchard – Available on DCP with subtitles, from February 2017

Eugene Onegin – Available on DCP from with subtitles, from March 2017

Anna Karenina – Available on DCP with subtitles, from April 2017

The Black Monk – Available on DCP with subtitles, from November 2017

Stage Russia HD – Anna Karenina

 

sru-003_anna-karenina_productimage_en_xx_rgb_1348x2048_72dpi_20160710_03Directed and choreographed by Angelica Cholina, this Vakhtangov Theatre production of ANNA KARENINA is a modern dance interpretation of Leo Tolstoy’s classic novel, originally published in serial installments from 1875 to 1877 in the periodical The Russian Messenger. Telling the life story of the titular Anna, a St. Petersburg aristocrat, against the backdrop of late 19th century Russian society, Tolstoy’s novel is widely considered a pinnacle in realist fiction.

Cholina strives to find the equivalent of Tolstoy’s words in harmony and movement, as every gesture holds as much meaning as a word. The music of Alfred Schnittke helps to reveal the characters of the drama and their depth, together with elegance and mood corresponding to the amplitude of the novel.

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Stage Russia HD – Eugene Onegin

 

tsl_stagerussiaonegin_event-693x1024Eugene Onegin has often been referred to as an encyclopedia of 19th century Russian life. Rimas Tuminas’ reimagining unfolds in the memory and imagination of Pushkin’s characters. The images are split between past and present, between reality and imagination.The scale of the production constantly shifts from noisy celebrations to secluded contemplation, from crowd scenes to lonely recollections, all of which are drawn together from the past just like the fragments of Tatyana’s love letter, framed and hung on the wall, looming next to and above Onegin’s arm-chair.

A production referred to as “exuberant, indelible and arrestingly beautiful” by the New York Times, The Vakhtangov Theatre’s Eugene Onegin, starring the incomparable Sergey Makovetskiy in the title role, is a sumptuous work that will leave you with enough beautiful memories and images to last a lifetime.

Available in DCP with subtitles from March 2017 in Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia.

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Stage Russia HD – The Cherry Orchard

 

sru-002_cherry-orchard_productimage_en_xx_rgb_674x1024_72dpi_20160627_06First produced in 1904 at The Moscow Art Theatre under the direction of Konstantin Stanislavsky, this production of Anton Chekhov’s classic tale of cultural futility, starring Russian stage and screen legend Renata Litvinova, is more relevant today than it was over a hundred years ago. Adolf Shapiro’s interpretation asks the question, where would the characters of this play live today years after their cherry orchard has been cut down? The answer, which lies in the material world created by set designer, David Borovsky, is, of course, on the stage.

A century later, this production brings The Cherry Orchard full circle, with its wandering band of characters never at peace, but finally back home.

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Available in DCP with subtitles from February 2017.

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Stratford Festival in HD

 

stratfordThe Stratford Festival has been setting the standard for classical theatre in North America for more than 60 years. Since its revolutionary first season in 1953, it has welcomed more than 26 million theatregoers from around the world, people who flock to this small Canadian town for one reason: an unparalleled quality of performance. Now a select number of these Shakespearean masterpieces will be presented in cinema events. See the best of Shakespeare on cinema screens in spectacular HD!

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Stratford Festival – The Taming of the Shrew

 

Taming_ProductImage_20160211_02Courtship or conquest? The breakdown of a defiant spirit or a breakthrough that liberates a heart deprived of love? From the world-renowned Stratford Festival, this scintillating production of Shakespeare’s boisterous comedy The Taming of the Shrew will stir your emotions as you follow the love story of Katherina and Petruchio – the feisty lovers at the center of Shakespeare’s most pointed social commentary. Deborah Hay gives a “performance for the ages” as the Shrew, and Ben Carlson is the perfect counterpoint as her plotting suitor, creating a chemistry that sets the stage alight.

The Taming of the Shrew was captured live on stage with a full audience at the Stratford Festival’s Festival Theatre on September 29, 2015, using 10 cameras and 128 tracks of sound to create a sensational high-definition, surround-sound production. Additional “pick-up” shots of key performance elements were captured on stage immediately following the performance.

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Stratford Festival – The Tempest

 

TheTempest_ProductImage_20160412_01This culminating masterpiece of Shakespeare’s career pits the desire for revenge against the demands of love and asks if man is capable of creating a brave new world. Filmed LIVE in high definition over three performances, this spectacular and griping play is captured by 14 high definition cameras that gives the viewer an upfront and intimate theatrical experience unlike any other.

The Stratford Festival has been setting the standard for classical theatre in North America for more than 60 years. Since its revolutionary first season in 1953, it has welcomed more than 26 million theatregoers from around the world, people who flock to this small Canadian town for one reason: an unparalleled quality of performance. Now a select number of these Shakespearean masterpieces will be presented in cinema events. See the best of Shakespeare on cinema screens in spectacular HD!

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Stratford Festival – King Lear

 

KingLear_ProductImage_20160419_02As a prelude to dividing his kingdom among his three daughters, the aging Lear, King of Britain, demands that each declare how much she loves him. The two eldest, Goneril and Regan, make eloquent speeches and are rewarded accordingly; but when the third and youngest daughter, Cordelia, refuses to say more than that she loves her father according to her duty, the enraged Lear disinherits and banishes her.

King Lear was captured live on stage with a full audience at the Stratford Festival’s Festival Theatre on October 21, 2014, using 10 cameras and 128 tracks of sound to create a sensational high-definition, surround-sound production.

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Stratford Festival – King John

 

KingJohn_ProductImage_20160419_02Shortly after John’s accession to the English throne, an ambassador from King Philip of France comes to his court to demand that John surrender his crown to his nephew, the young Prince Arthur. John refuses and prepares to mount an expedition against France, appointing as one of its leaders Philip Faulconbridge, the bastard son of the late Richard Coeur-de-Lion.

King John was captured live on stage with a full audience at the Stratford Festival’s Tom Patterson Theatre on September 26, 2014, using 10 high definition cameras and 128 tracks of sound to create a lush, surround-sound experience.

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Stratford Festival – Caesar & Cleopatra

 

CaesarAndCleopatra_ProductImage_20160412_01Caesar & Cleopatra is a witty and seductive comedy about the relationship between a veteran Roman political strategist and an enchanting Egyptian teenage queen. Stratford’s production was hailed by The New York Times as “the climactic event in the company’s impressive current season.” Now movie audiences can witness the acclaimed performance of legendary Canadian actor Christopher Plummer, and experience the drama, intrigue and comedy of George Bernard Shaw’s celebrated play. The production also stars Nikki M. James, who later went on to receive the 2011 Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical for her role as Nabulungi in The Book of Mormon. The high quality production captures the true experience of witnessing Shaw’s celebrated play on the prestigious Stratford Festival stage.

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Stratford Festival – Antony and Cleopatra

 

AntonyAndCleopatra_ProductImage_20160420_03After the assassination of Julius Caesar, the Roman world is ruled by a triumvirate consisting of Octavius Caesar, Marcus Aemilius Lepidus and Mark Antony. Much to Caesar’s disgust, however, Antony is neglecting his political and military responsibilities – and his wife in Rome – as he dallies in Alexandria with Cleopatra, the voluptuous queen of Egypt.

Antony and Cleopatra was captured live on stage with a full audience at the Stratford Festival’s Tom Patterson Theatre on September 25, 2014, using 10 high definition cameras and 128 tracks of sound to create a lush, surround-sound experience.

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Globe On Screen 2016

 

globe-on-screenThe new Globe On Screen season is even more captivating than the last and features three great plays available in this landmark 400-year anniversary of Shakespeare’s death. Each performance is captured in exceptional high definition and full surround sound. Get ready to transport your cinema-goers directly into the standing yard of one of the world’s most unique theatres. Three thrilling new productions from Shakespeare’s Globe come to the big screen for the first time: Measure for Measure and The Merchant of Venice, Richard II.

“Thrilling, intimate rapport (…) between stage and audience” London Theatre

Local first night: end of April 2016.

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Richard II – Globe On Screen 2016

 

Richard-II-Captioned-768x533Simon Godwin delivers a dynamic portrayal of a play filled with both violence and comedic irony. Starring Charles Edwards (Downton Abbey, Philomena), Godwin’s production delves into the meaning of kingship and the rising powers that can destroy it. The rich colours and lavish costumes of this historical play transfer superbly to the big screen.

Directed by Simon Godwin and starring Charles Edwards as Richard II, Sarah Woodward as the Duchess of York and David Sturzaker as Henry.

“Pierces the heart” – The Independent

Local first night: end of April 2016.

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The Merchant of Venice – Globe On Screen 2016

 

Merchant-41-capt-1024x829Jonathan Pryce, whose accolades include Game of Thrones, Wolf Hall and Pirates of the Caribbean, provides an enigmatic performance in this iconic battle between greed and love. Pryce’s Shylock is not only convincing in its duality but helps provide additional gravitas to Munby’s moving production. This tale of prejudice and destructive self-interest paired with Pryce’s memorable interpretation makes this a must-see…

Directed by Jonathan Munby and starring Jonathan Pryce as Shylock, Daniel Lapaine as Bassanio, Rachel Pickup as Portia and Dominic Mafham as Antonio.

“Jonathan Pryce is a Shylock of weight and complexity” – The Guardian

Local first night: end of April 2016..

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Measure for Measure – Globe On Screen 2016

 

Measure-002-Captioned-1024x679After a history of quirky adaptations, this lesser known work is now restored to its classic glory. In this story of secret identities and manipulation, the audience are invited to unravel the layers of intrigue skillfully crafted by a superb cast and the directorial prowess of Dromgoole in his final production for the Globe Theatre.

Directed by Dominic Dromgoole and starring Mariah Gale as Isabella, Dominic Rowan as Duke Vincentio and Kurt Egyiawan as Angelo.

“Beautiful and heartfelt” The Telegraph

Local first night: end of April 2016.

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