Heritage of Centuries | 2019 | No. 1 (17) | Svetlana Kolesnikova


The Development
of the Russian Classics by the Drama
Theatres in the Context of the Cultural
Identity of Region


© Svetlana A. Kolesnikova

Cand. Sci., (Russian Literature),
Assoc. Prof., Department of Humanities and Sports,
Preparatory Faculty for Foreign Citizens,
Kuban State Technological University


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Аbstract: The article reviews the problem of the interpretation of Russian classical drama on the Kuban stage in the 21st century. The analysis is based on the performances of the Gorky Krasnodar Drama Theatre and the Krasnodar Youth Theatre. The author identifies two main trends of the process: the active expansion of the repertoire byauthors and titles and the obvious narrowing of the semantics of the works when they are transferred to the dramatic scene. The author supposes that the causes of disparities have historical background: the de-ideologization of the creative process, the desire through the freedom of choice to acquire new, relevant stage language. It is noted that the artistic results of the interpretations are far from the stated intentions and director’s declarations.  The attitude of modern directing to social reality is marked by persistent irony and sarcasm. The author argues that the theatrical works of contemporary directors are distinguished by a lack of a sense of lyricism and empathy as well as spiritual pain which lie at the basis of the great Russian drama of the past two centuries.

Keywords: Russian dramaturgy, modern theater, semantics of dramatic works, artistic progress, interpretation of classics, theatrical repertoire, direction, relevance, stage culture, genre constructs.

Article information: Received on January 21, 2019, signed by the print, volume 1 / 2019 on March 27, 2019, published on March 28, 2019.

Full bibliographic reference to the article: Kolesnikova, S. A., Osvoenie russkoy klassiki dramaticheskimi teatrami v kontekste kulʹturnoy identichnosti regiona [The Development of the Russian Classics by the Drama Theatres in the Context of the Cultural Identity of Region], Nasledie vekov, 2019, no. 1, pp. 38–45. http://heritage-magazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/2019_1_Kolesnikova.pdf. Accessed Month DD, YYYY.



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