"Gogol on the Russian stage" automatic translate
с 29 Апреля
по 30 Мая
Санкт-Петербургская государственная Театральная библиотека
ул. Зодчего Росси, д. 2
From April 29 to May 30, 2019, the St. Petersburg State Theater Library will host the exhibition “Gogol on the Russian Stage,” timed to coincide with the 210th anniversary of the birth of N.V. Gogol.
Today, the status of the writer Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol - the great classic not only of Russian, but also of world literature - does not need to be confirmed. The great demand for his works in our time allows us to perceive this anniversary as an event of global significance.
The exhibition consists of two parts - documentary and visual.
The first part presents separate volumes of Nikolai Vasilyevich Gogol’s works from private libraries of the artists of the Imperial Theaters - Nikolay Khodot, Maria Savina and others. Directing and prompting copies of plays first staged on the theatrical stages of St. Petersburg during the author’s life are exhibited: "The Inspector" (1836), scenes from the poem "Dead Souls" (1842), "Marriage" (1842), "Players" (1843). The texts of the plays with various litters and drawings are supplemented with portraits of the first performers of the main roles, posters, periodicals of the 30s and 40s of the 19th century with reviews of the performances. It also demonstrates examples of the embodiment of Gogol’s works in a musical theater, and among them is the libretto of the opera N. And. Rimsky-Korsakov’s “Night before Christmas”, 1895, as well as sketches of costumes and scenery for this performance.
The second part of the exhibition consists of sketches of theater artists stored in the St. Petersburg State Theater Library.
The drawings of costumes and scenery — the working materials that were used in the implementation of theatrical productions of works by N. V. Gogol in the XIX – XXI centuries — allow us to imagine what the public saw them. Most of the works exhibited belong to the 20th century: these are sketches by I.М. Rabinovich, D.F. Popova, I.G. Segal, M.F. Kitaeva, R.M. Yunosheva, I.G. Cherednikova and other artists.
Gogol’s comedy "The Inspector General" has not lost its relevance over the centuries. The collection of the Theatrical Library has materials with which you can get acquainted with five variants of the stage incarnation of this famous play. In addition, viewers will see RM’s sketches. Youth to the opera DD Shostakovich Nose, M.F. Kitaev to the plays “The Adventures of Chichikov” and “Petersburg Stories”, as well as E.Yu. Orlova to the fairy tale "Christmas Eve".