Anton Pavlovich Chekhov Uncle Vanya
(Djadja Vanja)2010Premiere 25. February 2010, SNG Nova Gorica
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Far from the railway, big cities, and the events of the world, on an estate somewhere in the middle of the Russian plains, the everyday life of country intelligentsia – Sonja, Uncle Vanya, Doctor Astrov and others – flows in its steady rhythm of work and occasional get-togethers until one day it is shattered by the arrival of the retired university professor Serebryakov and his significantly younger second wife, the beautiful Yelena Andreevna. At first it seems that they have only come for a visit, but it soon turns out that the professor has other intentions …
Anton P. Chekhov, described by Leo Tolstoy as the “artist of life”, uses these “scenes from country life” to knit and weave the romantic and erotic ties between the main characters, and at the same time confronts them – and the audience along with them – about the meaning of their actions and being.