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The new stage ver­sion of an old story. Cre­ated by direc­tor Valery Fokin, who uses po­etic and prose ren­di­tions of Shake­speare’s fa­mous tragedy in its text. Play­wright Vadim Le­vanov cre­ated an adap­ta­tion of the play to show the re­al­i­ties of to­day, plac­ing new ac­cents on the way the au­di­ence per­ceives the col­li­sions of this classic play. The show fo­cuses on acute in­ter­nal strug­gles of some­one who is doomed to live in the atmosphere of hypocrisy and lies, where be­hind the glossy fa­cade there hides crim­i­nal am­bi­tious ag­gres­sive­ness of ego­is­tic in­ter­ests. Ham­let’s tragedy is the tragedy of a man who dared to rise alone against lies and crimes, amidst the atmosphere of plat­i­tude, soul­less­ness and be­trayal. Fokin re­lo­cates the ac­tion of Shake­speare’s tragedy to to­day, and sets up the story as a re­port; in the clas­si­cal story line he un­der­scores the topic of power strug­gle and shows the blood­thirsty se­crets of the po­lit­i­cal the­ater. At the same time, the com­pressed stage ac­tion con­tains a pow­er­ful cul­tural mes­sage, coded in a way that true fans of the­ater will un­der­stand. The show con­tains many hid­den ref­er­ences, rem­i­nis­cences, hid­den and ob­vi­ous con­nec­tions to pre­vi­ously staged versions of the play. Date: May 12 to 13, 2018, 7:30 pm Venue: Dan­ing The­atre

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