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Edmond Rostand

CYRANO DE BERGERAC 16

Performed in Hungarian, with English subtitles

CYRANO DE BERGERAC

National Theatre, Budapest, Hungary

Director: David Doiashvili

3 hours 35 minutes with 1 breaks.

In the world of literature, only the greatest minds can create such a figure as legendary as Cyrano. Rostand realized that for the real Cyrano, who actually lived in the 17th century, the most significant work of art was his life itself, and the playwright based his eternal story of love on this, captured in “poignant and witty” poetry.

 

 

“Cyrano does not have a big nose in this production, on the one hand, because the nose is the symbol of our complexes and frustrations, and on the other, because today a Cyrano with a big nose would be considered old-fashioned. To judge Cyrano solely on the basis of his big nose would reinforce the comic situation, but this effect can also be reached without a big nose. Furthermore, it turns out that the unusual size of his nose is only alleged by Cyrano, and others merely react to his claim. This is the basis of my idea, according to which Cyrano only imagines his nose to be big,” says Georgian director David Doiashvili.

Another distinctive feature of Doiashvili’s production is that he made five actresses play the role of Cyrano’s love interest, Roxane, who all appear on the stage at the same time. The story of the provocative, boasting, and sparklingly witty duelling hero and poet, the emotional and self-sacrificing knight, is performed at MITEM against an unusual visual backdrop and in an entirely new interpretation.

Cyrano

Tibor Fehér

Christian

Dénes Farkas

Roxane

Dorottya Udvaros

Andrea Söptei

Estilla Mikecz m.v.

Eszter Ács

Auguszta Tóth

Guiche earl

Tamás Olt m.v.

Ragueneau

József Rácz

Lisa, his wife

Kinga Katona

Le Bret

Attila Kristán

Ligniére

Bence Mátyássy

Castel Jaloux, capten

László Tóth

Tamás Fülöp m.v.

Zsuzsanna Roehnelt m.v.

Judit Gigi Vas m.v.

Stage designer

David Doiashvili

Costume designer

Róza Bánki

Choreography

Gábor Vida

Dramaturge, assistant director

András Kozma

Stage manager

Gábor Dobos

István Lencsés

Promter

Kati Gróf

Associate director

Rita Herpai

Director

David Doiashvili

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Main Stage
David Doiashvili

David Doiashvili

Born in 1971 in Tbilisi, the capital of Georgia, David Doiashvili graduated as a theatre director from the Shota Rustaveli Theatre and Film University. He was appointed principal director of the Kote Marjanishvili State Academic Drama Theatre in 1998 and managing director and artistic director of Vaso Abashidze Music and Drama State Theatre in 2007. He has worked for major European theatres, such as the Royal National Theatre in London, the West Yorkshire Playhouse in Leeds, the Mariinsky Theatre in Saint Petersburg, the Croatian National Theatre Ivan Zajc in Rijeka and the National Theatre Bucharest. He is two-time recipient of the Duruji Award, the most noted prize for work in the theatre in Georgia, and his stage production of Macbeth, which was performed as part of MITEM in 2014, was chosen as the Best Play at a prestigious international festival in Bogota, Columbia. Currently, two of Doiashvili’s productions are part of the repertoire of the National Theatre in Budapest, A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Cyrano de Bergerac
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