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Cervantes - Verebes Ernő

Don Quixote

Don Quixote

National Theatre, Budapest, Hungary

Director: Attila Vidnyánszky

Hungarian with English subtitle

3 hours with 1 breaks.

To reinterpret and put on stage a work of literature every word of which is permeated with the spirit of rebellion and freedom may make one feel as if one were gazing down into the bottomless well of interpretation. Perhaps Don Quixote himself struggled with similar doubts when he found himself forced to alloy his truths with the more credible truths of Sancho Panza. But there is another perspective which, in this case, offers the member of the audience the real chance for adventure. Namely, we are invited to brood, alongside Cervantes (who appears in the production as a writer) and Attila Vidnyánszky (the director who has created this stage version of Don Quixote’s world), over different opportunities, over seductive but misleading explanations, while enchanted giants and demons manufactured anew dance on our heads – or in our heads. To endure them, this would be true heroism, or to prevail on them to climb down once and for all? Don Quixote deals with both possibilities with remarkable mastery, for he is a hero, but primarily he is a lovable, pure being who will continue to thrive as long as his stories are read.

 

Színészek/Actors: Reviczky Gábor, Bodrogi Gyula, Trill Zsolt, Kristán Attila, Udvaros Dorottya, Horváth Lajos Ottó, Tompos Kátya, Rácz József, Bakos-Kiss Gábor, Szarvas József, Tóth László, Nagy Mari

Színészhallgatók/Actors students: Benedek Dániel, Dér Mária, Dunai Csenge, Helvaci Ersan Dávid, Herczegh Péter, Horváth Julianna, Kónya Renáta, Mészáros Martin, Nagy Balázs, Nagy Márk, Szabó Nikolett, Szép Domán, Ticz András, Varga Bori

 

Díszlettervező/Set designer: Olekszandr Bilozub/Oleksandr Bilozub; Jelmeztervező/Costume designer: Bánki Róza; Choreographer/Koreográfus: Uray Péter; Dramaturg/Dramaturge: Verebes Ernő; Ügyelő/ Stage mistress: Lencsés István, Dobos Gábor; Súgó/Prompter: Gróf Kati; Rendezőasszisztens/Assistant director: Herpai Rita

Director: Attila Vidnyanszky

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Attila Vidnyánszky

Attila Vidnyánszky

Attila Vidnyánszky was born in 1964 in Berehove, Ukraine. He graduated from the College of Film and Theatre Arts in Kiev. He was the founding artistic director of the Hungarian National Theatre in Berehove. In 2004, he was appointed main director of the Hungarian State Opera House. In 2006, he was made the artistic director of the Csokonai Theatre in Debrecen, and in 2013 he became the director of the National Theatre in Budapest. In 1990-1997, he taught at the College of Film and Theatre Arts in Kiev, and at the moment he is the artistic deputy director and head of the acting department at the University of Kaposvár. Since 2008, he has served as the founding president of the Hungarian Theatre Society. He has worked in the Theatre of the National Academy in Kiev and in theatres in Slovakia, Serbia, Croatia, and Italy. His productions have been performed at prominent international festivals, such as the festivals in Toruń, the Moscow Theatre Olympics, Festival Passages, the International Alexandrinsky Theatre Festival, Nowruz, GogolFest, and the Festival de l’Imaginaire. He has won numerous awards, including the Meyerhold Award of the Meyerhold Centre in Moscow.

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