Georg Büchner

Danton's Death


Studio Performance in the Main Hall

Georges Danton
András Hatházi
 
Camille Desmoulins
Áron Dimény
 
Hérault-Séchelles
Ferenc Sinkó
 
Lacroix
József Biró
 
Philippeau
Attila Orbán
 
Paris, Danton’s friend
Róbert Laczkó Vass
 
Julie, Danton’s wife
Imola Kézdi
 
Lucile, Camille Desmoulins’s wife
Enikő Györgyjakab
 
Robespierre
Miklós Bács
 
Saint-Just
Ernő Galló
 
Barére
András Buzási
 
Collot D'Herbois
Balázs Bodolai
 
Billaud-Varennes
Lehel Salat
 
Hermann, President of the Revolutionary Tribunal
Levente Molnár
 
First Citizen
Lóránd Farkas
 
Second Citizen
Szabolcs Balla
 
Third Citizen
Ervin Szűcs
 
First Jacobin
Alpár Fogarasi
 
Second Jacobin
Csongor Köllő
 
Newsboy
Tibor Molnár

Revolutionary Women, Erinyes:
Csilla Albert, Réka Csutak, Andrea Kali, Melinda Kántor, Anikó Pethő, Csilla Varga, Andrea Vindis


directed by
Mihai Măniuţiu
 
dramaturg
András Visky
 
set design
Tibor Tenkei
 
costume design
Carmencita Brojboiu
 
director's assistant
István Albu
 
scenic effects
Levente Borsos
 
stage manager
Yvonne Nagy
 
prompter
Imola Kerezsy

Date of the opening: May 02, 2009

“I don’t know of any other text (except those of Shakespeare and Beckett) which could exude so intensely the delight of catastrophe. It also seems to me that the very first characteristic of this play is its abysmal brightness.
So much transparency! And the nothingness – almost “palpable“, so immediate, because of this transparency – so close to us! History, in Danton’s Death, is tumult, noise, rage. It is chaos. And here, the chaos has the logic of an assumed and orderly madness. But is it possible that something like this exists? I mean, is it possible that madness can be assumed and orderly? Büchner’s answer leaves no doubt: yes, it is possible indeed, especially when history puts on the saturnine mask of revolution. Then, consequently, criminal aberration, a repulsive dreamlike and hallucinatory morbidity, become dominant principles – not of life, but of life-for-death, of life exclusively dedicated to thanatic delirium and to annihilation.
Danton’s Death is an intemperate play – for intemperate actors – for an audience wishing to endure the daze of intemperance.”
 Mihai Măniuţiu