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William Shakespeare



Ivan Franko National Academic Drama Theatre

Director: Dmytro Mikhailovich Bogomazov

In Ukrainian with Englis and Hungarian subtitles

3 hours with 1 breaks.

The tragedy "Coriolanus" is a story of the rise and fall of the legendary Roman warlord.  W. Shakespeare took the plot basis for his play from the story of the Greek writer Plutarch. There is also an acute political drama in this play, a drama of family relations, and an internal tragedy of one person.

Its hero Caius Marcius, who became famous because of his exploits in the war with the enemies of the Romans - Volsces. After conquering the Volscian city of Corioli he received the byname Coriolanus for military victories.

After returning home with victory, the valiant warrior goes to "big" policy – to the consuls of the Roman Republic. But in political battles, the invincible and enduring hero, accustomed to winning the enemies in an open battle, became vulnerable in his strength: the straightforward, frank and uncompromising Coriolanus is not capable of deception and tricks. Due to political manipulations, instead of honor and recognition, a brave warrior is proclaimed an enemy of the people and receives a verdict from the Romans - life-long exile.

An angry Coriolanus leaves the city. In the desire to take revenge, he is united with his former enemies – Volsces and leads their army to Rome. But on the eve of a decisive assault, Coriolanus, moved by the supplications of the mother, refuses to permanently destroy Rome and pays for this choice of his own life. "... The mother plays a big role in the tragedy, “this is the most beautiful and most accomplished figure of the mother, which Shakespeare ever created”. Shakespeare used the figure of his own mother for this figure. This figure could fully recover in his memory just when his mother died, and this happened on September 9, 1608. Shakespeare, without a doubt, was at her funeral and then still had a couple of Sundays in Stratford. From this we deduce that at the same time, under the impression of mother`s death, "Coriolanus" was written ... " (Ivan Franko, “W. Shakespeare. Coriolanus, translation by P. Kulish, Lviv, 1990”).

Caius Marcius – later surnamed Coriolanus: Dmytro Rybalevs`kyi, Oleksandr Formanchuk
Menenius Agrippa – Senator of Rome, Coriolanus` friend: Bohdan Beniuk
Cominius – consul and commander-in-chief of the army: Vasyl` Basha, Oleg Stal`chuk
Titus Lartius – Roman general: Oleksandr Begma
Senator: Volodymyr Kolyada, Vasyl` Mazur
Sicinius Velutus – tribune: Serhii Kalantay, Ostap Stupka
Junius Brutus – tribune: Nazar Zadniprovs`kyi, Ivan Sharan
Volumnia – Coriolanus' mother: Nataliia Sums`ka
Virgilia, Coriolanus` wife: Anastasiia Rula, Maryna Koshkina
Valeria – friend to Coriolanus' wife: Svitlana Kosolapova, Hrystyna Fedorak
1st townsman: Oleksandr Petcherytsia, Oleksandr Rudyns`kyi
2nd townsman, 1st Edil, delegate: Vitalii Azhnov, Volodymyr Nikolaenko
3rd townsman  2nd Edil: Viacheslav Hostikoev, Pavlo Shpegun
Townsman, maidservant: Ksenia Basha-Dovzhenko, Dana Kuz`
1st warrior, townsman: Roman Shepel`
2nd warrior, townsman: Dmytro  Luk`yanenko
3rd warrior, townsman: Oleksii Sanzhak
4th warrior, townsman: Yaroslav Bondarenko
5th warrior, townsman: Vitalii Makhov
Tullus Aufidius – general of the Volscian army: Oleksii Bogdanovych
Aufidius' Servingmen: Volodymyr Abazopulo (young), Yaroslav Gurevych
Senator: Arsen Tymoshenko, Anatolii Chumachenko
Kotus: Pavlo Moskal`, Dmytro Chernov
Guardian: Dmytro Zavads`kyi, Ivan Zalus`kyi
Girl: Kseniia Vertyns`ka, Vira Zinevich
1st warrior, maidservant in Rome: Nataliia Neshva
2nd warrior: Anna Markovych
3rd warrior: Volodymyr Zbaras`kyi



Stage director – Dmytro Bogomazov
Director – Andrii Saminin
Set designer, Costume designer – Petro Bogomazov
Composer – Oleksandr Kokhanovskyi
Sound directors – Oleksandr Kryshtal, Pavlo Natalushko
Video engineer – Oleksandr Rozhkov
Assistant director – Maria Savka


Dmytro Mikhailovich Bogomazov

Main Stage
24 April 2019, 19:00
Dmytro Mikhailovich Bogomazov

Dmytro Mikhailovich Bogomazov

Ukrainian director of Russian descent, theater pedagogue, Meritorious Artist of Ukraine. He has created some thirty productions in Ukraine and abroad (in Russia Poland, and France). Initially, he studied electrical engineering at the Kiev Polytechnic Institute, but he discontinued his studies and turned to the performing arts. He was admitted to Kiev National I. K. Karpenko-Kary Theatre, Cinema and Television University as part of the class under the instruction of E. Mitnicky. After having completed his degree in theatrical directing (1995), he worked as a director at the Kiev Academic Theater of Drama and Comedy on the Left bank of the Dnieper. In 2001, he established the theater Vilna Stsenta (Free Stage), which merged with the Kiev Academic Theater of Drama and Comedy on the Left bank of the Dnieper in 2012. He is one of the founders of the international festival Theatrical Platform. Since 2017, he has served as the artistic director of the Ivan Franko National Academic Theater.

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