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Rothschild’s Fiddle

Rothschild’s Fiddle
Rothschild’s Fiddle
Director Kama Ginkas
Set Design Sergei Barkliin
Music Leonid Desiatnikov
Light Gleb Filshtinsky
Cast Valeri Barinov, Igor Yasulovich, Arina Nesterova, Alexei Dubrovsky

Kama Ginkas born in 1941. Fr om 1959-62 he studied in the acting department of Vilnius Conservatory. In 1967 he graduated from LGITMK (course of G. Tovstonogov). His debut was at the Riga Russian Drama Theatre with the production of Traditional Gathering' by V. Rozov. Among his productions in Leningrad were M. Gorky’s 'The Last Ones' (1968) and 'My Derisive Happiness' (1969). From 1970-72 he was artistic director of the Krasnoyarsk Young Spectator Theatre. After returning to Leningrad he directed among others E. Radzinsky's 'Monologue about Marriage'. T. Williams's 'Kingdom of Earth'. 'Pushkin and Natalie'. Since 1988 he has worked in Moscow: N. Pavlova’s 'The Little Wagon' and A. Galin's 'The Toastmaster' (Moscow Art Theatre): S. Kokovkin's 'Five Corners' and Ibsen's 'Hedda Gabler' (Mossovet Theatre): A. Volodin's The Blonde' (GITIS and Mayakovsky Theatre): 'The Room of Laughter' by O. Bogaev (Tabakov Theatre). Since 1988 he works permanently at the Moscow Young Spectator Theatre, wh ere he directed Notes from the Underground'. 'We Play a Crime' and 'K.I from 'Crime and Punishment', all based on Dostoevsky: 'The Decembrists' Execution' and 'Pushkin. Duel. Death' based on his own plays; Pushkin's The Golden Cockerel', Wilde's Happy Prince', and Dreams of Exile' - a fantasy based on Mark Chagall: and the Chekhov trilogy 'Lady with a Lapdog'. 'The Black Monk', and 'Rothschild's Fiddle’. In 2001 he directed the musical mystery 'Polyphony of the World' by A. Bakshi for the Theatre Olympics in Moscow. Ginkas’s productions have repeatedly been shown at international theatre festivals in Germany. Italy, Belgium, Sweden. Finland, Yugoslavia, Turkey. France, South Korea. USA. Among Ginkas’s productions abroad are the opera 'N.F.B' by V. Kobekin (Germany), 'Lady with a Lapdog' (Turkey, USA), 'Ward No. 6', 'Life is Beautiful', and 'Tire Seagull' by Chekhov, 'The Idiot' and 'Crime and Punishment' based on Dostoevsky, and Shakespeare's 'Macbeth' (Finland). He is professor of the Moscow Art Theatre School, and conducted master-classes in Great Britain, Norway, Finland, Canada, USA.

Ginkas magically brought to the surface the Chekhovian style, known for its elusiveness. The otherworldly song of regret about loss is perceived as a necessary step to rebirth. Ginkas. together with Chekhov, speaks directly to the human heart... Shrill and providential.
New York Times

June 30
Moscow Theatre of the Young Spectator