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Gulliver’s Travels

Acting exercises inspired by the work of Jonathan Swift

Gulliver’s Travels

Radu Stanca National Theater, Sibiu, Romania

Director: Silviu Purcărete

in Romanian language with Hungarian subtitles

1 hours 25 minutes, without breaks.

The series of stage exercises that has been “coordinated” by Silviu Purcărete represents a new approach to Swift’s classic novel, in which fantasy mixes with strong political satire. The production, which was created by Purcărete to go with “Voices from the Merry Cemetery” (a piece of music by Irish composer Shaun Davey), reflects on our era from social and cultural perspectives, addressing such topics as dreams, travel, persecution, emigration, and belonging. It includes rousing and even disturbing scenes and strong visual effects. Purcărete was awarded the Herald Angel prize in 2012 in Edinburgh for his production of Gulliver’s Travels.

Gulliver’s Travels is a joint production of the Radu Stanca National Theater in Sibiu and the Edinburgh theater festival, with funding from the Romanian National Cultural Foundation. It was performed five times in Edinburgh and was also performed in 2012 as part of the Cultural Olympiad in London (held in conjunction with the 2012 Summer Olympics). In 2013, it won the prize for best production from UNITER (Theater Union of Romania). The company has taken the production on tour in Russia, Poland, Georgia, and, in October 2015, Japan.

Színészek/actors: Veronica Arizancu, Diana Fufezan, Raluca Iani, Marius Turdeanu, Alexandru Malaicu, Adrian Matioc, Serenela Mureşan, Adrian Neacşu, Eduard Pătraşcu, Cătălin Pătru, Ofelia Popii, Cristina Ragos, Emoke Boldizsar, Ciprian Scurtea, Cristian Stanca, Pali Vecsei, Corina Vişinescu

Orgonista/The organist: Radu Iancu
A gyermek/The Child: Andrei Văcariu


Díszlet-jelmez /stage and costume designer: Dragoș Buhagiar
Koreográfus/choreographer: Attila Bordas
Zeneszerző/composer :Shaun Davey
Produkciós munkatárs/Project manager: Claudia Domnicar
Rendezőasszisztens/Assistant director: Sanda Anastasof, Crista Bilciu


Silviu Purcărete

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Silviu Purcărete

Silviu Purcărete

Silviu Purcărete was born in Bucharest, in 1950. He graduated from the Institute of Theatre and Cinematography of Bucharest. He worked at Piatra Neamţ, Constanţa, Bucharest, and since 1988, at the National Theatre of Craiova. In 2007, he directed J.W. Goethe's Faust at the Radu Stanca National Theatre of Sibiu, a performance that was remarkably successful at the 2009 edition of the Edinburgh Festival.He has worked in theaters located in England, Austria, France,Norway, Portugal, Hungary, as well as at the Bonn, Cardiff, Vienna,Essen Opera Houses. In 1996, he became the director of the LimogesNational Dramatic Center, where he produced several performancesand where he created a school for young actors. He was named Commander in the Order of the Star of Romania, and was awarded the title of Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres, in France. He won the Hamada Foundation's Critics' Award and the Award for Artistic Excellence at the Edinburgh International Festival (1991), the Best Foreign Performance Award at the Montreal Festival of the Americas(1993), the Peter Brook Golden Globe Award for Best theatre direction(1995), the Critics' Award at the Dublin Theatre Festival (1996), the Special Prize of the Jury at the International Shakespeare Festival in Gdansk (2006), the UNITER Award for Best Direction (1993 and 2005), and the UNITER Award for Excellence (1997 and 2010 – alongside the team with whom he collaborated for Faust at the Radu Stanca National Theatre of Sibiu).

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