"Uncle Vanya" and "love" is a tribute to Chekhov Chekhov.
January 17, 2015 - 2015 is the birth of Chekhov 155th anniversary. In January, Beijing has two units to pay tribute to Chekhov play: in January 20th, the Beijing people's Art Theatre debut "Uncle Vanya"; in January 29th, China National Theatre Premiere "love Chekhov". The two play all relate to me -- I was one of the translators "Uncle Vanya", "love Chekhov" is my new script, so, want to write an article about the two play.
Russia is of course very much "Uncle Vanya". In 1954, Ba Jin to attend the commemoration of Chekhov's death 50th anniversary festival to Moscow, watch to commemorate the show is "Uncle Vanya". Also in 1954, China Youth Art Theater directed by Sun Weishi and starring Jinshan "Uncle Vanya". But after sixty years, have never played it out of Chekhov's in Beijing. Of course, the heart about "Chinese director uncle Vanya" is not in the minority. The Beijing people's art Li Liuyi had said, he in 2006 "Beijing" is to prepare for the day after the director of "Uncle Vanya".
The earliest highly "Uncle Vanya" is the famous Golgi. He wrote to Chekhov in December 18, 1898, said: "Uncle Vanya" and "Seagull" is a new drama here, realism to the symbol of exciting and thoughtful. Listen to your script, I think the sacrifice for the idol life, think of the poor in the world the beauty of life's initiation, and many other important issues. Other people will not lead to the script from real life philosophy, and you can do the same script." Since the Russian scholar in the interpretation of "Uncle Vanya", almost all taken over Golgi's statement: "sacrifice for the idol life." But Golgi has pointed out that "in the poor world of beauty in life, few people will initiate" strong concern. I think the director Li Liuyi is concerned about the potential beauty initiation theme. He particularly valued played by Kong Wei Sonia the image of spiritual value; Lu Fang plays Yelena certainly will release new more warm colors. For the fifth time the creation of the characters in Chekhov's dramas of Pu Cunxin, people will naturally have higher expectations.
B 6 is in urge the director, a decade ago I translated "Uncle Vanya". The translation of "Uncle Vanya" sometimes words quite carefully, it is because the script lines so wonderful. The translation of "Uncle Vanya" also prompted me to write an article entitled "a spirit called" rich prose. I borrowed his poetry method into a sentence metaphor says that life is the "three state", the "Uncle Vanya" in a monologue carry out, as people's lofty "three spirit": "when I walked through those I rescued from logging under the axe rural dense, or when I heard the wonderful sound by my hand planted forest, I realised that the climate seems to have somewhat by my command, and so after one thousand years people will be happy, then this happiness also have a small contribution." This is Chekhov "Uncle Vanya" in a line. In this speech, Chekhov for the lofty spirit of the pursuit of the most poetic expression. Beyond the self, the ego, I am confident of his own life existence and creation, into the historical context and the creator's creation. I had a "translation of Uncle Vanya" play three years ago. When translated into this speech, I feel heart filled with warmth.
Chekhov's life passionately loved a woman, one of his first lover Rika Mizzinova; his wife is a bear. My "Aran hekhov", with Chekhov and Rika Mizzinova's relationship as the main. The main reason is that I want to take this drama and literature get closer.
Chekhov and Rika Mizzinova's relationship lasted 8 years. In the later works of Chekhov, there are many left traces, "the Seagull" life prototype heroine Nina is Erica Mitzi Nova.
So, I will consciously put the "Seagull" Lyric passages into the structure of the play to. I also realized that Chekhov's love Tchaikovsky's music, lyrics and Tchaikovsky his "sea gull" the romance will constitute the "Aran hekhov" emotional background.
Mr. Zhang Huaxiang read the script, it captures the poetic atmosphere of it, he made the stage design can arouse the audience aesthetic imagination, will soon be in hospital leaders affirmed. The drama director Yang Shen familiar with Chekhov's works, he is the first to play my great interest in the director, he also put Zong Ping, Yichun the two main actors creative enthusiasm aroused.
A lot of inspiration in my mind what Mr. Feng Zhi said, in his "Du Fu" he said: "with a modern people's devotion and piety hand, depict a Tang Dynasty Du Fu." I want to work with a sincere heart and hand modern Chinese, depicts a Russian Chekhov in nineteenth Century. I hope that the audience must pay attention to the lines to Chekhov in the play said: "fortunately or unfortunately, in our life, no one thing is not to end sooner or later...... People do not have a lifetime health and happiness, there is always what bad things waiting for him. Should all be ready for everything, for everything, can become inevitable...... You need to do is, according to their own strength, complete their mission." This speech is not my story, but Chekhov himself first said.
Chekhov in the script that the last line is: "hope that the past one hundred and ten years, I can wake up from the grave, at least to see the future of the world with one eye, see if there are people who still remember one hundred and ten years ago, lived a man named An Dong Chekhov who." This line is my "fiction", but also not totally rely on. Chekhov's novel "does not mean" the story of the old professor, who wants to die after one hundred years to wake up from the grave, at least to see the future of the world with one eye, look at the science has developed into what look like." If Chekhov underground has the knowledge, will bear with me for "devotion" romantic.
Just read a book published in 2012. The author is Professor Ferri J Zschinsky of Petersburg School of drama. The professor is a famous director, rehearsal most is Chekhov's "Uncle Vanya". By the end of 2011 a total row four times, the first time in Leningrad in 1982, fourth in 2009 in Poland of Warsaw. There is a section titled "first class", very interesting, is very short, I according to the translation of text:
September 1st. This lesson well, although I was very nervous before the spirit. Whether it is to maintain emotional heat or control the course of rhythm, very successful. "What is art director?" I asked the students. We discussed for a long time, then I make a conclusion: Director of Art -- this is the desire of life, the desire by the director to convey to the audience by the actor actor."
Read here, I know why the director of "Uncle Vanya" has a special liking. Because in all of Chekhov's, "Uncle Vanya" is indeed the most fit his optimism about the concept of art director. The last part of the play lines is Sonia's lyric monologue, the angel kind girl believe: "we will see that all the world evil, all our pain will be submerged in the world of love......"
I thought of Chekhov's optimism when writing the script. I love the "Chekhov" at the end of a theatrical scene occurred in 1897 years 7 months. I try to search in 1897 Chekhov said most of my heart the words of optimism. I am in his 1897 novel "found in hometown", put this sentence into Chekhov's lines:
Chekhov: I have just written a novel called "at home", published this fall. I put a novel read out, for you and your friends: "will all contribute to a cause, so as to let oneself become a fun person, also can become a fun person to love people."
I love this sentence, I believe many people will love this sentence, but also love saying that Chekhov. Dao Ming Tong