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De Tom Stoppard

Résumé: THE COAST OF UTOPIA comprises three sequential but self-contained plays, 'Voyage', 'Shipwreck' and 'Salvage'.
They tell an epic story of romantics and revolutionaries caught up in the struggle for political freedom in an age of emperors.
Set in the mid-19th century in Russia and Europe, the trilogy follows a group of friends who come of age under the Tsarist autocracy of Nicholas I. Among them are the idealist and anarchist Michael Bakunin who was to challenge Marx for the soul of the masses; Ivan Turgenev, author of some of the most enduring works in Russian literature; the briiliant, erratic young critic Vissarion Belinsky; and Alexander Herzen, a nobleman's son and the first self-proclaimed socialist in Russian history, who becomes the main focus of adrama of politics, love, , loss and betrayal.
The action, involving more than fifty characters, takes in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Paris, Nice and London.

Type de série: Original
Théâtre: National Theatre (Londres - Angleterre)
Salle : Olivier Theatre
Durée : 3 mois 3 semaines
Nombre : 45 représentations
Première Preview : jeudi 27 juin 2002
Première : samedi 03 août 2002
Dernière : samedi 23 novembre 2002
Mise en scène : Trevor Nunn
Chorégraphie :
Avec : Thomas Arnold, Eve Best, John Carlisle, Martin Chamberlain, Raymond Coulthard, Simon Day, Felicity Dean, Stephen Dillane, Janine Duvitski, Charlotte Emmerson, Rachel Ferjani, Guy Henry, Douglas Henshall, Richard Hollis, Jack James, Will Kean, Jennifer Scott Malden, Sarah Manton, Anna Maxwell Martin, Iain Mitchell, John Nolan, Paul Ritter, Nick Sampson, Jonathan Slinger, Janet Spencer-Turner, Kemal Sylvester, Sam Troughton, David Verry, Lucy Whybrow.
Presse : BENEDICT NIGHTINGALE for THE TIMES says, "Refreshingly ambitious.....But the trilogy has its longueurs, its dips of energy, its relentlessly protracted arguments." CHARLES SPENCER for THE DAILY TELEGRAPH says, "Excellent in parts but less than Utopian." PAUL TAYLOR for THE INDEPENDENT says, "Stoppard's magnificent spectacle - just the five hours too long." ALASTAIR MACAULAY for THE FINANCIAL TIMES says, "I find this trilogy beautiful....The meanings of the play cohere as you watch, not as narrative but as poetry, and keep growing in recollection." MICHAEL BILLINGTON for THE GIUARDIAN says, "It opens up the subject of revolution while being politically partial. And it contains passages of breathtaking beauty and surprising ordinariness." NICHOLAS DE JONGH for THE EVENING STANDARD says, "Nothing of such intellectual ambition, such daring or epic scope has marked the National Theatre's thirty-eight year history as this brain-storm trilogy of plays by Tom Stoppard." JOHN THAXTER for THE STAGE says, "Stoppard's three plays lack a simple narrative drive and it seems likely that only Voyage, the most Chekhovian, will enjoy regular revivals."