Slovensko narodno gledališče Nova Gorica

Aleksander Nikolajevič Ostrovski

The Forest


Comedy about drama (almost tragedy)

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23. May 2013, SNG Nova Gorica

about text

A rich landowner uses charity and love for the fellow people as a mask to tyrannically rule over the fates of her relatives and subordinates and arbitrarily chart their life paths and intimate relationships. However, her wealth is crumbling because of the concealed wastefulness, and her plans are rocked by the arrival of her poor nephew, the tragedy actor Gennady and his wingman, a comic actor Arkady. Their unexpected visit causes the relationships on the estate to get tangled up in a colourful comedy in which scenes of love and fight for money follow each other, as well as funny caprices and existential distress, satire about provincial life and theatre.

In Forest, Alexander Nikolayevich Ostrovsky (1823-1886) merged drama and comedy into an unusually rich theatre work, filled with vivacity and humaneness. He wrote it in the period following Tsar Alexander II's reforms that triggered the transition from feudalism to an approximate of a market system and in it caught the image of Russia of the time and its social strata: ruined landowners, the ever-richer merchants, serfs that even liberated remained the same poverty stricken people with no rights … and destitute artists. The adaptation of the text was prepared by Egon Savin, one of the most important contemporary Serbian directors, who will work in Slovenia for the first time.

SNG Nova Gorica spodbuja razpravo uporabnikov o predstavah in o objavljeni vsebini na spletnih podstraneh predstav. Uporabnike pozivamo, da se pri komentiranju držite teme in upoštevate pravila govornega bontona. Tudi ostro kritiko ali nestrinjanje s posameznimi mnenji je mogoče izraziti brez osebnih napadov in žalitev. Neprimerne in žaljive vsebine bodo odstranjene.

View complete schedule for the show

  • 22. 05. 2013 at 20.00. SNG Nova Gorica
  • 23. 05. 2013 at 20.00. SNG Nova Gorica
  • 24. 05. 2013 at 20.00. SNG Nova Gorica
  • 25. 05. 2013 at 20.00. SNG Nova Gorica
  • 30. 05. 2013 at 20.00. SNG Nova Gorica
  • 31. 05. 2013 at 20.00. SNG Nova Gorica
  • 01. 06. 2013 at 20.00. SNG Nova Gorica
  • 29. 09. 2013 at 17.00. SNG Nova Gorica
  • 24. 10. 2013 at 19.30. KC Delavski dom Zagorje ob Savi
  • 07. 11. 2013 at 20.00. SNG Nova Gorica
  • 07. 12. 2013 at 20.00. SNG Nova Gorica
  • 31. 12. 2013 at 20.00. SNG Nova Gorica
  • 27. 02. 2014 at 20.00. SNG Nova Gorica
  • 28. 02. 2014 at 11.00. SNG Nova Gorica