Director: Delgerbuyan Uranchimeg
Playwright: Lhamsuren Choijiljav
Institution: Mongolian State University of Arts and Culture, Mongolia
Venue: Theatre Centre, Changping Campus, the Central Academy of Drama, China
Time: 19:00-20:00, May 18, 2019
Event: ATEC 11th International Forum
Writer Lhamsuren Choijiljav is a genius poet who writes children stories and long novels. She graduated from the Academy of Literature in Moscow named after A.M. Gorik. Her many novels have been translated into Russian and other languages of the Soviet Union.
Her novels are based on the folklore. Ch. Lkhamsüren exerted a great influence in the history of modern Mongolian literature and in 1962, the "Brown horse" novel won the highest honour of Mongolia.
This play based on her novel “Brown horse” will show the meaning of a horse to Monglians, which was been worshipping by Monglians from early days and they praised the horse to the supreme. Therefore this play shows how Mongolians lived and what the society status was in 1920’s, also the precious relationship between horse and a man and how they helped each other.
This theatrical play is divided into three parts and respectively tells the main idea of, those time that the little boy and a brown horse being together, how the brown horse overcame so many obstacles looking for his owner boy, and the course of the little boy trying hard to find his precious brown horse.
Lkhamsuren Choijilkav’s novel "Brown horse" is one of the best-known Mongolian classical works, which can compare favourably with the "Horse Story" that written by the famous Russian writer Lev Tolstoy. “The Brown Horse” describes the depiction of human psychologic regression and concept of life and lust, it shows humanbeing’s greed and passion through human characters, meanwhile it describes noble characters of loyalty, generosity and a sincere love for homeland through the character of a horse.
This drama was directed with a combination of modern and postmodern theatrical elements and physical methods, also combined with traditional Mongolian customs, symbols, and artistic elements.
Two cells developing in the mother's womb and formed into 2 pieces. One is human and the other is a foal. When they come to this universe, they found friendship for the first time and always spend time together. Although the boy has a poor life of serving as a slave to his lord, which makes his mother near to death because of stubborn illness. In order to save his mother's life, he asks for help from the lord, but greedy lord exiled them from his home. Unfortunately, this little boy wasn’t able to save his mother's life, as the crucial fate separated them apart from each other. Thus, there was only his partner, the brown horse accompanied with him. They were homeless and they had to stay in the country field during the night, when they suddenly met one family. However, this family was greedy, and they took away his horse with the excuse of helping him. Since then, they were separated from each other. In order to go back home and come back to his owner again, the brown horse overcame so many obstacles and endured those human evil behaviour such as jealousy, greed and seeking for its home in countryside. At the end of the story, the brown horse and the little boy will finally find each other.
Running Time: 1 hours