Director: Adyatungalag Erdenetogtokh
Institution: Mongolian State University of Arts and Culture, Mongolia
Venue: Experimental Theatre
Time: 13:30-14:30, May 21, 2014
Event: The 1st World Theatre Education Convention with 3rd Asian Theatre Schools Festival
I have directed the tragedy drama “Dream of Queen Turkhan” with guidance of the teacher Lkhamkhuu Jagdamba /Mongolian Folk Artist/. On this play I wanted to show where it will take, the people’s evil-doing and greed as well as how truthful is intuition and dream of human being. The mother queen’s bad vision about the king, the villain’s greed plan to get the king’s seat will lead them all to death. But, the love of the queen, the love of the mother has no match nor can one replace her love to her child and to her country.
The QueenTurkhan dreamed omen, which she was condemned and told to her near mate female shaman Badmaa. Then Badmaa answered to her that she could save her because she feels it. King Guyeg, the son of mine! Take issue with me? There is anything I can do.
The Widow Queen of Tului, sending a secret messenger Balag to the Lord of Thousand Tribe Khonkhort that one of Tului’s breed would became a King after King Guyeg which was envisioned by Shaman according to point at Heaven. According to telling him that if you serve honestly to do this action, you would be a Lord of the ten thousands tribe, ruction of tragedy action become deeper and worsen.
Sending a messenger to me by the clever Queen Sorkhogton, who knew that the peace, relationship between King Guyeg and Queen Turkhan was fragile and loose. In order to flake out between their relationship and friendship, there should be only tiny flame. There uponin order to tell the sentence, using the Rich merchant Sharaa. The female shaman Badmaa was executed by the King Guyeg because he thought that he was cursed by her, according to the not only rich merchant Sharaa brought over that knotty rope was curse by female shaman Badmaa, but also Khonkhordoi told to King Guyeg that the knotty rope was hanged over the crest of your hunting crusty horse. Because of death of female shaman Badmaa, the Queen Turkhan became very angry and to subvert Great Cavalier Bekhi of King Guyeg. The Great Cavalier Bekhi was falsely charged and executed by King Guyeg because of Queen Turkhan.
The Khonkhordoi decided to kill Queen Turkhan by rich merchant Sharaa because of convincing for him that the Queen Turkhan would revenge of death female shaman Badmaa. Khonkhordoi told Queen Turkhan that your life is on a knife edge, then Queen Turkhan had felt omen and divined by knucklebone in order to the future situation. Based on the result of divine, the night guards of Queen Turkhan fought with menfolk of rich merchant Sharaa. After occupying and interrogating Sharaa that who sent him, he blunder that Khonkhordoi and King Guyeg. Then cut head of Sharaa and sent it to the King Guyeg. Because of this action, the relationship between son and mother became worst and that means the mission was completed of Khonkhordoi. Meanwhile the Khonkhordoi thought how to tell this result to Queen Sorkhogton. The Queen Turkhan decided to kill her son King Guyeg by giving him poison. After making the poison, the Queen Turkhan could not give that poison to her own son by herself. Thereupon, the tragedy shown she took the poison by herself in order to die.
The main idea of this tragedy is that son and mother became rivals by authority, to fight over property and eagerness.
Running Time: about 40-50 minutes