‘R’ is for Revisor by Gogol – Essay


Best Implemented Theatre Set Design

About the project

This is what Yuri Butusov, the director, says about his performance, ‘There is no protest. There is only unimaginable surprise at human nature, there is only regret for the time that is passing, whether we want it or not.’

The chaos of time and simultaneously its dispassionate rhythm, the dark abyss and light in mirror reflections, reality and mocking realism. The artist creates a space at the junction, giving rise to reality, which in moments turns out to be a fraud, a fake.


Moscow, Russia

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Union of Theatre Artists of Russia

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Maxim Obrezkov, set designer

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