Director: Demidbaatar Lxagva
Playwright: A. P. Chekhov
Institution: Mongolian University of Arts and Culture, Mongolia
Venue: Experimental Theatre
Time: 14:00~15:40, May 21, 2010
Event: ATEC 5th International Forum with the 1st Asian Theatre Schools Festival
The civilized mankind widely celebrates the 150th anniversary of the birthday of A. P. Chekhov, a great Russian writer. Our readers and audience know him as a famous prose-writer and playwright. The Mongolian audience got acquainted with Chekhov’s plays 70 years ago. Then his one-act plays such as Bear, Forest Festivity, and Asking for Daughter- in-law which were made one program were put on the stage of the State Musical Drama Theatre in 1940 and the famous actors of the Mongolian golden time including Ch. Tseveen, D. Ichinkhorloo, D. Tserendulam, Ts. Tsegmid and B. Jadambaa first performed them.
The professors and students of the Mongolian University of Arts and Culture were not far from Chekhov, but we have been close to him and staged his stories and done the course and diploma works by his one-act and full plays. For example we put on and presented his plays including “Uncle Vanya”(1998), “Three Sisters”(2002), “Ivanov”(2005) and “Cherry Orchard”(2006) on the stage of the drama theatres and of the Student Theatre of the Mongolian University of Arts and Culture. Chekhov’s works become the main materials for the training of our directors, actors, stage designers and writers.
In this sense a festival “Theatre and Contemporaneity” has been organized among the art University and Institute students in the honour of the 150th anniversary of the birthday of A. P. Chekhov on March 27 this year, the International Theatre Day. We are presenting the plays of the Chekhov’s school programme, including Bear, Quiet German, Son- in-law and Father-in-law, Mock, Ivanov, I want to sleep, Doctor and Purse.