Stage Russia HD – The Seagull


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Written by Anton Chekhov​

Yury Butusov’s frenetic production abounds in an incredible freedom and openness, delving deep into the throes of artistic creation and the anguish of the artist who struggles to find a language of his own. This is not only a performance about the theatre, it is an anthology of the theatre that devours its children like monsters. With the shuffling of actors’ roles, you begin to sense something of a quadraphonic portrait of the creative personality, which demonstrates that greatness is precariously close to mediocrity while suggesting that the opposite is also true. Chekhov’s characters are in the process of creating their lives or watching them fall apart, which, according to Butusov, may be a closely related activity.

Pannonia Entertainment distributes to cinemas across Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland and Finland.

In cinemas: September 14, 2017

Rights expiring on the 31st of December 2019.

Irina Nikolaevna Arkadina: Polina Raykina
Konstantin Gavrilovich Treplev: Timofey Tribuntcev
Petr Nikolaevich Sorin: Vladimir Bolshov
Nina Zarechnaya: Agrippina Steklova
Ilya Afanasyevich 
Shamraev: Anton Kuznetcov
Polina Andreevna: Lika Nifontova
Masha: Mariana Spivak
Boris Alekseevich Trigorin: Denis Sukhanov
Evgeniy Sergeevich Dorn: Artem Osipov
Semen Semenovich Medvedenko: Anton Kuznecov
Dancing girl: Marina Drovosekova
Yakov: Sergey Bubnov
Treplev’s monologue in Act 4: Yury Butusov

Creative Team
​Director: Yury Butusov
Set design: Alexander Shishkin
Music: Faustas Latenas
Lighting Designer: Anatoly Kuznecov
Sound: Ekaterina Pavlova, Dariya Kascheeva
Stage manager: Angelika Ramazanova

DCP or Blu Ray
Length: 230 minutes (with two 10 intermissions included)
Language: Russian with English Subtitles