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Reviews

Set designer

Dainius Liškevičius

Costume designer

Aleksandras Pogrebnojus

Composer

Antanas Jasenka

Lighting designer

Eugenijus Sabaliauskas

Sound designer

Ignas Juzokas

Sculptor of a ballerina figure

Donatas Jankauskas

Cast

Povilas Budrys or Darius Meškauskas, Airida Gintautaite

Premiere

2011 July 17

William Shakespeare

MIRANDA

Director Oskaras Koršunovas

Duration 1 h. 45 min.

Performance in one act

Director Oskaras Korsunovas: “ “The Tempest” can be interpreted in a variety of ways. Most often it is staged as a fairy tale for adults, a féerie, and has even been produced as an opera. However, I prefer the interpretation of Jan Kott who sees in “The Tempest” a social drama about the never-ending and absurd struggle for power. Upon a closer look, we see the drama of power and an individual. This drama is eternal. People used to be deported to desert islands at all times. Such islands for people “inconvenient” for the authorities used to be set up everywhere, and the Soviet Union was patched with vast areas of desert islands, which were home to the most remarkable creators. Each desert island was full of life, as in these zones of deportation dissident attempts to protect one’s spiritual life were made. Books had a special meaning for Prospero on the desert island, like in Soviet life books also provided a possibility to maintain spiritual resistance. Miranda interests me the most in this play.  She is most often regarded as a naïve princess, though she has been created by Prospero, she is Prospero’s soul.  Eventually, in deportation to desert islands creators still used to raise their Mirandas.”