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William Shakespeare



Ivan Franko National Academic Drama Theatre, Kyiv, Ukraine

Director: Dmytro Bogomazov

In Ukrainian with English 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”).

Director – Dmytro Bogomazov
Assistant director – Andrii Saminin
Set & costume designer – Petro Bogomazov
Choreographer – Oleksii Busko
Composer – Oleksandr Kokhanovskyi
Sound operators – Oleksandr Kryshtal, Pavlo Natalushko
VJ  – Oleksandr Rozhkov
Theatrical lighting – Hanna Vakhovska
Deputy stage manager – Mariia Savka


Caius Martius, later Coriolanus – Dmytro Rybalevskyi
Menenius Agrippa, patrician – Bogdan Beniuk
Sicinius Velutus, tribune – Ostap Stupka
Junius Brutus, tribune – Ivan Sharan
Cominius, patrician and general – Oleg Stalchuk
Volumnia, Coriolanus mother – Nataliia Sumska
Virgilia, Coriolanus wife – Anastasia Rula
Roman senator – Vasyl Mazur
Servant – Oleksandr Begma
First citizen – Oleksandr Petcherytsia
Second citizen, First aedile, Messenger – Vitalii Azhnov
Third citizen, Second aedile – Pavlo Shpegun
Fourth citizen – Ksenia Basha-Dovzhenko
Tullus Aufidius, general of the Volscians – Oleksii Bogdanovych
Volscian lieutenant – Volodymyr Abazopulo 
Volscian senator – Arseniy Tymoshenko
Cotus – Dmytro Chernov
First watch – Oleksandr Rudynskyi
Second watch – Kseniia Vertynska
Roman citizens, Roman soldiers – Svitlana Kosolapova, Roman Shepel, Dmytro  Lukianenko, Khrystyna Fedorak, Yaroslav Bondarenko, Ivan Zaluskii
Volscian soldiers – Natalia Neshva, Anna Markovych, Volodymyr Zbarazskyi


Dmytro Bogomazov

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Dmytro Bogomazov

Dmytro Bogomazov

Ukranian director, theatre theacher, Honoured Artist of Ukraine. He was born in 1964, and spent his childhood and went to school in a small town near Kharkiv. Initially, he studied electronic engineering at the Kyiv Polytechnic Institute, but he discontinued his studies and turned to the performing arts. He was admitted to Kyiv National Ivan Karpenko-Kary Theatre, Cinema and Television University. While still studying stage direction, Dmytro Bogomazov created the performance «Enchantress» («The Fortuneless Maiden») by I. Karpenko-Kary, which was awarded the Debut of the Year in 1993, and later went down in Ukrainian theatre history as an example of modern adaptation of classical Ukrainian play. У 1993-2000 та 2011-2017 he worked as a director at the Kyiv Academic Drama and Comedy Theatre on the Left bank of the Dnieper. In 2001 Dmytro Bogomazov have founded Theatre “Vilna Scena” (Open Stage) and until 2011 worked as its artistic director. He is the founder of international Theatre Platform Festival (2002). Since 2017 Dmytro Bogomazov is a chief director of Ivan Franko National Theatre. He has created some 40 productions in Ukraine and abroad (in Poland, France, Russia). Including: W. Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night,1995 and 2017; A Midsummer Night’s Dream, 2003; Hamlet, 2009; Othello,2004; Sweet Dreams (an adaptation of Richard III),2008; Coriolanus, 2018; Sophocles’ Oedipus, 2003; Philoktet-Concert, 1998; an adaptation of novellas by L. Pirandello: Some Wine…or 70 turns, 1996; after the novellas by T. Mann: Deceived one, 1999; after the novellas by Е.-Т.-А.Hofman’s: Throat «SANCTUS», 2001; Georg Buechner’s Woyzeck, 2014; B.-М. Koltés’ Roberto Zucco, 2004; R. Schimmelpfennig’s A Woman From The Past, 2007; an adaptation of Mykhailo Bulgakov novel Morphin, 2002; an adaptation of novellas by V. Stefanyk: Morituri te Salutant, 2003 and 2013; Ivan Franko’s Stolen Happiness, 2020 and other. Works of Dmytro Bogomazov were presented at many international theatre festivals in Ukraine, France, Poland, Hungary, Russia, Belarus, Georgia, Bulgaria, Turkey, Sweden, Norway, Israel, China. He received numerous theatre awards in Ukraine, including the Shevchenko National Prize, the highest artistic award of Ukraine.


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