Media play “ilCaprese”

Media play “ilCaprese”: letters of MykhayloKotsyubynsky from the island of Capri

Cities: Vinnytsia, Kyiv, Mariupol, Lviv, Sievierodonetsk, Odesa, Mykolaiv,Kherson

The island of Capri became a turning geographical point in the life of MykhayloKotsyubynsky – one of the most distinctive Ukrainian writers of the XX century. Text of the media play combines two opposite female characters – the writer’s wife ViraKotsyubynska and his lover OleksandraAplaksina. His letters to them set against the natural beauty of the island of Capri show writer’s internal transformation. After his visit to Capri Mykhailo Kotsyubynsky wrote his best novels: “Birthday Present”, “Horses aren’t to Blame”, “Apple Trees in Bloom” and “The Dream”. The Italian island made Kotsyubynsky discover Europe and made Europe discover Kotsyubynsky. The voice of the radio host DanyloKhomutovsky takes the audience to the Caprian coast where Kotsyubynsky is working on the “Birthday Present” novel – an important piece for Ukrainian literature.  The villa of Maksym Gorki and traditional folk celebrations also appear in the play accompanied by collages of VJ SvitlanaReynysh. Caprian folk music, popular Italian songs and electronic sounds are skillfully mixed DJ Anton Quarkmonk Dehtyaryov.

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