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March 8 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
On March 8th, 2017 please join us for “The Golden Age: Anton Chekhov And The Moscow Art Theater” featuring Aleksey Burago. The event is part of the Occasional series, sponsored by the Jordan Center for the Advanced Study of Russia.
Join critically acclaimed Russian stage director Aleksey Burago as he discusses a lesser-known Chekhov and his influence on the Moscow Art Theater. Through the decoding of Chekhov’s letters and memoirs, as well as his extensive work in directing Chekhov’s plays and short stories, Burago reveals a more relatable Chekhov, one whose work was never intended to be as depressive as most productions around the world.
A graduate of the Moscow Academy of Theatre Arts (GITIS), Aleksey Burago is a protégé of the world famous Russian director Pytor Fomenko. He has directed many productions to critical acclaim in Europe and America, including Beyond Recognition, which had a sold-out run at the Hermitage Theatre in St. Petersburg. His television production of Queen of Spades (Moscow TV) also received rave reviews. In New York, Aleksey has directed over thirty productions, including On the Eve (Obie Nominee), Ah, My Dear Anderson (Time Out NY Critic’s Pick), Gamblers, The Master and Margarita, Lady with a Lapdog With Jokes and a Happy Ending, Vassa, An Absolutely Happy Village, In Paris, The Seagull, The Magic Forest of Baba Yaga, The Bear, The Great Nothing, Uncle Vanya, Avenue of Wonder and My Uncle Chekhov. His latest production of Dostoevsky’s Crime and Punishment played to rave reviews and enjoyed many sold-out performances at the West End Theater.
From NYU Jordan Center.