Ukraine Mystical project
The part of "Shakespearean cycle"

RICHARD III. PROLOGUE

Directed by Vladislav Troickyi

feat. Dakha-Brakha – ethno-chaos folk band


 

 

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Characters and performers

  Olena Tsybulska
  Iryna Kovalenko
  Nina Garenetska
DakhaBrakha:   Marko Halanevych
 
Duke of Buckingham   Igor Postolov
Executioners:   Solomiia Melnyk
  Ruslana Khazipova
  Zo
Edward, Prince of Wales   Volodymyr Minenko
King Edward IV   Roman Iasynovskyi
  Anna Nikityna
Duchess of York   Natalka Bida
Clarence   Kateryna Vyshneva
Lady Anne   Viktoriia Lytvynenko-Iasynovska
Richard III   Dmytro Iaroshenko

 If life is a dream God is dreaming, might it happen, that the bloody chain of assassignations, betrayals and treason, struggling for power and possession and, as a tragic result of everything, the begining and the end of frightful peripetias, piercing all the way through the substance of ingenious Shakespearian play inescapable solitude is only a nightmare of the hunchback Richard hopelessly stuck in misfortune following him with an inevitability of a malicious fate? That+s kind of impression creates the bewitching action - staging of the play Richard The Third  by Vladislav Troitzkyi DAKH Centre of Contrmporary Art.

 

Captivating in their self-oblivion with a touch of a mysterious spirit of true shamanism or some religious rite the sounds of the curiously organic and original music of DakhaBrakha ethno-chaos group as if materializing in the stage space. In the atmosphere of almost a prayer ecstasy the actors in costumes each element of which is a pure colour of symbol in itself are creating another reality with a help of a psychologic dance ц an ominous gloom of Richard+s surroundings. This is severity and cruel beauty of life. Life as it is. Life in its bleakness.

 

The problems and dilemmas of power and authority most topical in Ukraine nowdays, common to all mankind questions, in search of an answer to those a human soul has been staying at all the times Life and Death, Love and Hatred, Faith and Fear are interlaced in the play in one sole Gordian knot. Is it possible to untangle it? Everyone personally has to find an answer to it for himself. After all, those issues are talking right to the heart of the spectator.

 

Appellingly integral and harmoniously built, the play, straight away ц just like a sudden irradiation - involves one into the upper boundless spheres of unconsciousness, calling to life a whole swarm of cues, intimations and revelations of the spirit.      

 

 

Libretto

Appearence of Ledi Ann, King Genrich VI, Edward Prince of Wales, Duke Buckingham and executioners.

Richard III with Clarens his sister and Duchess of York, their mother.

Dance of Richard and executioners.

Crowning of Eduard and his marriage to lady Ann.

Execution of Edward Prince of Wales and King Genrich VI.

Their funeral.

Temptation of Ann by Richard near her husband's grave.

Marriage of Ann and Richard.

Murder of Clarensby Duke Buckingham by Richard's order.

Poisoning of Duke Buckingham, Clarens' murder by Richard.

Richard throttles his nephews, Clarens' children/

To do away with all the claimants to the throne.

The death penalty of Richard by executioners.


One act. 45 minutes


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