des Bouffes du Nord’s
The Brothers Karamazov by Dostoyevksy
Adapted by Marie-Hélène Estienne
Featuring Bruce Myers
Direction – Peter Brook
Design – Philippe Vialatte
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Renowned director Peter Brook (Marat/Sade, The Mahabharata)
continues his long time collaboration with the renowned actor
Bruce Myers (The Mahabharata, The Unbearable Lightness of
Being) in Marie-Hélène Estienne’s (French
version of Far Away) adaptation of the Inquisitor section
of The Brothers Karamazov. Together, they bring Dostoyevsky’s
chilling parable about the perversion of religious faith to life.
Grand Inquisitor is a co-presentation with Theatre
for a New Audience. As it is a strictly limited engagement,
single tickets will be in short supply and your membership with
New York Theatre Workshop or subscription with Theatre for a New
Audience guarantees that you won’t be shut out of a truly
unique theatrical event.
First preview, Wednesday, October 22; opening night, Wednesday,
October 29; final performance,
Sunday, November 23, 2008.
to November 30, 2008
Tuesday at 7:00pm; Wednesday – Friday at 8:00pm; Saturday
at 2:00pm & 8:00pm; Sunday at 3:00pm & 7:00pm
There will be a student group matinee on Thursday, November 13
at 1pm. Call for availablility for single student $20 tickets.
Normal student ticket rules apply.
No performance on Sunday, November 16 at 7:00pm.
Tuesday, November 25 at 7:00pm
Wednesday, November 26 at 8:00pm
No performance on Thursday, November 27
Friday, November 28 at 3:00pm & 8:00pm
Saturday, November 20 at 2:00pm & 8:00pm
Sunday, November 30 at 3:00pm & 7:00pm
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Guide for The Grand Inquisitor
TFANA Talks are conversations with a moderator and two
panelists consisting of noted scholars and artists, which
last one hour. The moderator leads a discussion with the
panelists for approximately ½ hour then opens the
discussion to include questions from the audience. TFANA
talks will take place after the performance in the theatre.
Nov 1 after the 2pm matinee performance
Panelists: Liza Knapp, Associate Professor at Columbia
University and author of The Annihilation of Inertia:
Dostoyevsky and Metaphysics; and Deborah Martinsen, Adjunct
Associate Professor of Russian and Comparative Literature
and author of Surprised by Shame: Dostoyevsky’s
Liars and Narrative Exposure.
Nov 8 after the 2pm matinee performance
Panelist: Robert Belknap, Professor Emeritus of Russian
at Columbia University and author of The Structure of
The Brothers Karamazov and The Genesis of The Brothers
(post-performance audience discussion):
Tuesday, November 11
Tuesday, November 18
Talks (free post-performance panel discussions with notable artists
sponsored by Theatre For A New Audience):
Saturday, November 1 after the 2pm performance
Saturday, November 8 after the 2pm performance
55 minutes with no intermission
Brook was born in London in 1925. He directed his first play
there in 1943. He then went on to direct over 70 productions in London,
Paris, and New York. His work with the Royal Shakespeare Company includes
Love’s Labour’s Lost (1946), Measure for Measure
(1950), Titus Andronicus (1955), King Lear (1962),
Marat/Sade (1964), US (1966), A Midsummer Night’s
Dream (1970) and Antony and Cleopatra (1978). In 1971,
he founded the International Centre for Theatre Research in Paris and
in 1974, opened its permanent base in the Bouffes du Nord Théâtre.
There, he directed Timon of Athens, The Ik, Ubu aux Bouffes,
Conference of the Birds, L’O’s, The Cherry Orchard, The
Mahabharata, Woza Albert!, The Tempest, The Man Who, Qui est là?,
O! les Beaux Jours, Je suis un Phénomène, Le Costume,
The Tragedy of Hamlet, Far Away, La Mort de Krishna, Ta Main dans la
Mienne, Tierno Bokar, Sizwe Banzi est mort and Fargments -
many of these performing in both French and English. In opera, he directed
La Bohème, Boris Godounov, The Olympians, Salomé and
Le Nozze deFigaro at Covent Garden; Faust and Eugene
Onegin at the Metropolitan Opera House, New York; La Tragédie
de Carmen and Impressions of Pelleas at the Bouffes du
Nord, Paris; and Don Giovanni for Aix en Provence Festival.
Mr. Brook’s autobiography, Threads of Time, was published
in 1998 and joins other titles including The Empty Space (1968)
–translated into over 15 languages, The Shifting Point
(1987), Evoking (and Forgetting) Shakepeare (2002),
and There are No Secrets (1993). His films include Lord
of the Flies, Marat/Sade, King Lear, Moderato Cantabile, The Mahabharata
and Meetings with Remarkable Men.
Estienne has taken part in many theatre and cinema projects
as author and production assistant. While a journalist at Le Nouvel
Observateur and Les Nouvelles Littéraires, she
became Michel Guy’s assistant, working on the programming of the
Paris Festival d’Automne. In 1974 she worked on the casting of
Peter Brook’s Timon of Athens. She joined C.I.C.T. in
1977 for Ubu aux Bouffes and has since been production assistant
for the Centre’s work. Ms. Estienne was also Brook’s assistant
for La Tragédie de Carmen and The Mahabharata
and artistic collaborator for The Tempest, Impressions de Pelléas
and more recently The Tragedy of Hamlet (2000). This collaboration
developed to include dramaturgy for Woza Albert!, The Man Who,
and Qui est là? She co-authored, with Mr. Brook,
Je suis un Phénomène, presented at Théâtre
des Bouffes du Nord (1998). She produced the French language adaptation
of Le Costume (“The Suit”) by Can Themba, created
in 1999 at Théâtre. des Bouffes du Nord as well as Far
Away by Caryl Churchill in 2002. Ms. Estienne collaborates to the
directing and signs together with Jean Claude Carriere the texts for
La Tragédie d’Hamlet (2002) and La Mort de
Krishna. Recently Ms. Estienne realized the French adaptation of
Ta main dans la mienne by Carol Rocamora, signed 2003 the theatrical
adaptation of Le Grand Inquisiteur by Dostoyevksy and in 2004,
Tierno Bokar from Amadou Hampate Ba’s works.
Myers was born in England, studied at the Royal Academy of
Dramatic Art, then worked with the Liverpool Everyman for three years.
He was a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company from 1967 to 1970,
and was an original member of Peter Brook’s C.I.C.T., participating
in most of its productions including Orghast, Timon of Athens, The
Iks, Ubu, Measure for Measure, The Conference of the Birds, The Mahabharta
(play and film), The Tempest, The Man Who (on tour), Qui
est là?, Je suis un Phénomène, The Tragedy of Hamlet,
and Tierno Bokar. In 1979, Mr. Myers performed in The Dibbuk
at New York's Public Theater, then created his own version, Un dibbouk
pour deux, in Paris. In 1992, he directed Le Puits des Saints
and in 1993, acted in Quelle Tristesse/La Fin de l’Allée
both in Lausanne. He has acted in many television and feature films.
In 1995, he directed Leivick’s Golem at the Hamburger
Kammerspiele. Bruce Myers also regularly gives workshops around the
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