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Written by William Shakespeare

Satirikon Arkady Raikin Russian State Theatre

Yury Butusov's brilliant, award-winning staging of King Lear tells us a story in which the collapse of a family, the collapse of a country, and the collapse of an individual are all connected to each other. In Shakespeare's classic work, Lear imagined himself to be God's equal - and so he divided his kingdom between his daughters just to see what would happen. Featuring 4 time Golden Mask Award-winning actor Konstantin Raikin as Lear.

In cinemas: September 20, 2018

DCP, LANsat, Eclair Digital

Photo: Roman Fedotov

Language: Russian
Translation: English subtitles
Running time: 2 hours 32 minutes

About the Director: Originally a graduate of a shipbuilding institute, Yury Butusov, worked in a variety of professions, including equestrian riding. In the early 90s, Butusov, at the age of 33 embarked on a career in theater, and immediately had a huge impact. His graduate work, "Waiting for Godot", was staged in St Petersburg and called "The event of the year". Since then, he has staged productions at the most renowned theaters in Moscow, including the Vakhtangangov Theatre, The Satirikon Theatre, The Moscow Art Theatre and the Pushkin Theatre and was artistic director at St Petersburg's Lensoviet Theatre for 7 years. Overseas, he has directed performances in South Korea, Poland, Norway and Bulgaria and is a winner of multiple directing awards.

Creative Team

Director – Yury Butusov

Set Design – Alexander Shishkin

Сhoreographer – Nikolay Reutov
Lighting Design – Anatoly Kuznecov

Sound – Sergey Lebedev

Assistant Director – Elvira Kekeyeva



King Lear – Konstantin Raikin
Earl of Gloucester – Denis Sukhanov
Edgar – Daniil Pugayev
Edmund – Anton Kuznecov
Earl of Kent – Timofey Tribuntcev
Goneril – Marina Drovosekova
Regan – Agrippina Steklova
Cordelia – Maryana Spivak
Duke of Burgundy – Yakov Lomkin
Duke of Cornwall – Konstantin Tretyakov
Duke of Albany – Vladimir Bolshov

King of France – Daniil Pugayev
Oswald – Yakov Lomkin
Fool – Elena Bereznova 


Maryana Spivak. Interview with the, Sergey Elkin

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