Konstantin Raikin

August 25, 2018 (Toronto Centre for the Arts)
Solo performance “Above the sky farce…”

Konstantin Raikin, a distinguished actor, Director, artistic Director of the State theater “Satyricon”.

The program name was not chosen randomly. The same name is a collection of works by one of the best Russian poets of second half of XX century David Samoilov. It includes poems dedicated to the theatre, where important words and thoughts, not momentary, but eternal. All this close to Konstantin Raikin. His poetic monodrama is high poetry, passed through the heart. The singer will feature poems by David Samoilov, Nikolai Zabolotsky, Nikolai Rubtsov, Osip Mandelstam, Lope de Vega and Alexander Pushkin.

Konstantin Raikin about the play: “what I do in this play, like myself. I myself consist of different genres. Poetry, especially high poetry, — this is a special state of mind… For me reading poems from the stage — it’s the same role, the same monologues. They obey the same laws stage existence, as any dramatic role. Now I feel the wave of interest in of poetry. People lack something in their spiritual food. Some good phrases, beautiful speech… Pushkin read — bacilli less in the air remain. It as a bell…”

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