Teatro Español y Naves del Español
For years now, the most popular singers have made the leap to the cinema and the theatre and the same is true of actors, they move on to music, participate as singers, create their bands with other players, etc. In every age, artists from one side or the other of the...
The Platform Project is a series that presents small-format stage works that have stood out for their artistic proposals within the independent fringe scene in the city of Madrid.
In these post-crisis times, when there was a genuine explosion in creativity, but when...
We already know that the arts are beneficial to human beings and that children grow best if they develop artistic activities. That is why we believe there is a need to create a project where boys and girls and their families are the protagonists.
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Sunday / 19:30h
The genius of Anton Pavlovich Chekhov is as precocious as these short pieces written before he turned thirty. None of his major plays had yet been staged, nor had he been recognized as the most distinguished short story writer of all time, as he would be later. Nonetheless, in both On the Harmful Effects of Tobacco and Swan Song, Chekhov gives us a large portrait of life in a small frame.
In On the Harmful Effects of Tobacco, Ivan Ivanovich pours out his heart to us about his domineering wife. We have come to hear him give a conference on something we are told much more starkly today: tobacco kills.
Svetlovidov, at the age of sixty-eight, attends a benefit in his honour. Is it a goodbye? Is it the end? Is it the song the swan sings before dying? For an actor, there is no end... “where there is art, where there is talent, neither old age, nor loneliness, nor infirmities hold any sway, only death...”
All of Chekhov's short plays are comedies; these two are comedic, but they also have something deeper: humour.
These short theatre pieces had their premiere at the Korsh Theatre, each of them on the three days of the weekend.Rafael Pérez Sierra
A co-production of GESTEATRAL and Teatro Español