IV International Monodrama Festival THESPIS
12 - 19 November, 2004, Kiel / Germany

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15.11.04 | 19:00 | KulturForum

By Joseph (Osip) Brodsky

With: Igor Pekhovich
Musicians: Vadim Pravilov (contrabass), Sergey Letov (brass instruments)
Stage design: Maria Orlova
Duration: approx. 60 min.
Language: Russian (German translation will be available)

Joseph (Osip) Brodsky was born in St. Petersburg (Leningrad) in 1940. Celebrated as the greatest Russian poet of his generation, Brodsky was exiled from the Soviet Union in 1972. He authored nine volumes of poetry, as well as several collections of essays, received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1987 and was America’s Poet Laureate in 1991-92. He died in 1996 in New York. Language was for him a vehicle of civilization, superior to history, living longer than any state.
Famous actor and director, Igor Pekhovich was Yuri Lyubimov’s student at Moscow’s Theatre Academy and is a member of the troupe of the Taganka Theatre.
His adaptation of Brodsky’s writings was awarded many prizes. Pekhovich is accompanied by two excellent and internationally acclaimed musicians.
Life's a freewheeling vendor is divided into four parts: 1. A Portrait of the Tragedy, 2. A Speech about Spilt Milk, 3. Life's a freewheeling vendor, 4. A Letter to the Wall.