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The Scarlet Princess 12

script by Silviu Purcărete, inspired from Sakura Hime Azuma Bunshô, by Tsuruya Namboku IV

The Scarlet Princess

Radu Stanca National Theatre of Sibiu, Sibiu, Romania

Director: Silviu Purcărete

Performed in Romanian with Hungarian and English subtitles

2 hours 30 minutes with 1 breaks.

“The Scarlet Princess” is based on an original script by Silviu Purcărete, which is built on Tsuruya Namboku the fourth’s kabuki play. Inspired by this theatre tradition, Silviu Purcărete aims at creating a European performance, following the Kabuki text, rules and space, but reinterpreted in his personal manner. “The Scarlet Princess” abounds in tales about obsessive love, murders, reincarnations and revenge. The performance takes on these themes and, with humour and self-irony, creates an effervescent commentary of the dialogue between European and Japanese culture.
“The Scarlet Princess” includes plenty of stories of obsessive love, murders, reincarnation and revenge. The performance approaches these themes with humour and self-irony in order to build a bubbly commentary on the dialogue between European and Japanese culture.



Ofelia Popii, Iustinian Turcu, Dana Taloş, Adrian Matioc, Diana Văcaru-Lazăr, Cristian Stanca, Diana Fufezan, Raluca Iani, Mariana Mihu – Plier, Adrian Neacşu, Pali Vecsei, Vlad Robaș, Emőke Boldizsár, Cristina Stoleriu, Alexandru Malaicu, Codruţa Vasiu, Serenela Mureşan, Johanna Adam, Cristina Ragos, Cendana Trifan, Antonia Dobocan, Veronica Arizancu, Arina Ioana Trif, Fabiola Petri, Gabriela Pîrlițeanu, Monica Vîlcu, Ioana Cosma, Cristina Blaga-Tomuș, Oana Brânzan, Eduard Pătrașcu, Mihai Coman, Viorel Rață, Liviu Vlad, Cătălin Neghină, Ștefan Tunsoiu, Andrei Gîlcescu, Horia Fedorca


Stage- and costume designer: Dragoș Buhagiar
Composer: Vasile Șirli

Translation: Eugen Gyemant, Assistant director: Eugen Gyemant, Sanda Anastasof
Assistant scenographer: Iuliana Gherghescu
Makeup designer: Minela Popa
Music preparation: Vlad Robaș
Make-up: Elena Vlad, Corina Predescu, Bogdan Dobre
Project manager: Claudia Maior


Silviu Purcărete

Miklós Bánffy Stage, Eiffel Art Studios
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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