"What about your intention to remove the drama from my novel, of course, I fully agree, and for a rule never took such attempts do not interfere; but I can not help but notice you that almost always these attempts were not successful, at least completely. There are some secret art by which the epic form will never find a match in the drama. I even believe that there are different forms of art and their respective ranks of poetic thought, so one idea can never be expressed in another, not an appropriate form to her. Another thing, if you like, you can redo over and change the novel, retaining only one of some episode, to be processed into a drama, or by taking the original idea completely change the story from him ... "
Fyodor Dostoevsky - VD Obolensky. January 20, 1872
Dostoevsky - the only Russian classic, never write plays. Nevertheless, it is one of the authors of the repertory of the twentieth and twenty-first century already. His novels and stories beg the stage, so they are dynamic and expressive. The repertoire of the "Workshop" is an "idiot. The Return "," The Brothers Karamazov "," Ivan and Hell "," Meek "and now there is a" Crime and Punishment. "
Sketch for the play "Crime and Punishment. Nine days of Rodion Romanovich Raskolnikov, "St. Petersburg theater" Workshop ". Artist - Emile Kapelyush. Andrew Gavryushkin debuted in directing "Meek" on the small stage of the "Workshop", to solve complex polyphonic novel "Crime and Punishment", known to each of us at school, in the one-man show format. By focusing on a few days in the life of Rodion Raskolnikov, the director invites us to look at the rapidly unfolding story through the eyes of the main character. The Story of a murder turns into the story of the death of the soul. Search yourself, search for God, the search for truth - is what actually takes Raskolnikov, a poor student, and together with it and play writers.
Monologue Raskolnikov - the story-revelation, story-confession. Before our eyes, the hero goes from the birth of the insane idea to repentance in her appearance. Rushing between light and darkness, surrounded by mirrors multiplying his nightmare, Raskolnikov is trying to understand the mystery of existence, to curb their own destiny - and loses himself.
Author: Fyodor Dostoevsky
Director: Andrew Gavryushkin
Artist: Emil Kapelyush
Actors: Fedor Klimov
Premiere: February 9, 2017
Running time: 1 hour 30 minutes