Carlo Goldoni

The Comic Theatre


Main stage

ORAZIO, director of the company, in comedy OTTAVIO
József Biró
 
PLACIDA, prima donna, in comedy ROSAURA
Zsuzsa Gajzágó
 
BEATRICE, second actress
Júlia Borbáth
 
LELIO, writer
Zsolt Bogdán
 
ELEONÓRA, singer
Andrea Kali
 
VITTORIA, all-maker, in comedy COLOMBINA
Réka Csutak
 
EUGENIO, second lover, in comedy FLORINDO
Áron Dimény
 
TONINO, Venetian figur, in comedy DOTTORE
Lehel Salat
 
PETRONIO, in comedy BRIGHELLA
Róbert Laczkó Vass
 
ANSELMO, in comedy PANTALONE
Dezső Nagy
 
GIANNI, in comedy ARLECCHINO
András Hatházi
 
PROMPTER
Imola Kézdi
 
SERVANT (who get the oportunity to speak)
Edina M. Fodor
 
SERVANTS (who don’t get the oportunity to speak)
Andrea Vindis
 
SERVANTS (who don’t get the oportunity to speak)
Levente Molnár
 
SERVANTS (who don’t get the oportunity to speak)
Ferenc Sinkó
 
SERVANTS (who don’t get the oportunity to speak)
Szabolcs Tyukodi

directed by
Gábor Rusznyák
 
set design
Judit Dobre-Kóthay
 
costume design
Judit Dobre-Kóthay
 
masks
Ilona Varga-Járó
 
choreography
Melinda Jakab
 
stage manager
László Mányoki
 
prompter
Zsófi Bálint

Date of the opening: december 04, 2002

The performance is constructed around a stage rehearsal with the characters being the members of the stage company. The rehearsal alternates with real-life situations and we laugh at the actor's vanity, audacity, at the fender-benders between them, at their secret love stories and complaints. We begin to love this company, recognizing ourselves in them.
 
The world premiere of the play was a pretext for the playwright to expose his reformatory principles: Goldoni was the playwright who, initiating the comedy of manners, struggled with the empty form of commedia dell'arte, and banished the improvised text from the stage. In 1750, when it was written, the nature of theatre art was the question under debate. According to Gábor Rusznyák, the director of the Hungarian Theatre's performance, today the question under debate is the existence of theatre itself, so thus a present-day staging of the play of Goldoni is inevitablly ambiguous.
 
Opening date: December 4, 2002.