Knight of the Sorrowful Countenance in the

Лицар сумного образу в жанрі мюзиклу
Knight of the Sorrowful Countenance in the "Musical" Genre

Author(s): Iryna Yevhenivna Zaitseva
Subject(s): Theatre, Dance, Performing Arts, Music, Aesthetics, Novel, Phenomenology, History of Art
Published by: Національна академія керівних кадрів культури і мистецтв
Keywords: novel-parody; "quixothy;" musical "Man from La Mancha;" Volodymyr Zeldin; actor's phenomenon;

Summary/Abstract: Purpose of Article. To characterize and highlight the creative activity of the famous artist of the art stage - V. Zeldin, his interpretation of the image of the protagonist of the novel M. Cervantes "Don Quixote" and performance of the role in the genre of the musical "Man of the Channel" M. Lee. Methodology. The research consists in applying the methodology of general-cultural, literary, historical and theatrical, biographical, functional, art-study methods of studying the versatile professional activities of the outstanding master of stage art V.Zeldin, his creative achievements in the work on the famous classical character M.Servantes Don Quixote, interpretation and traction of the artistic image. Scientific Novelty. For the first time, the fruitful, multifaceted creative activity of the outstanding theater and cinema artist V. Zeldin is explored, the peculiarities, the original artistic achievements of the famous master and his phenomenal skill of embodiment the image of Don Quixote in the musical genre. Conclusions. Miguel de Cervantes is a humanist, a theater supporter, a talented writer, and a playwright who proved himself as an innovator in the field of literature, having created a work-parody of knight novels. Thanks to Cervantes, world literature was replenished with the "eternal image" of Don Quixote and the emergence of the term "quixotic." This image and progressive ideas of the novel inspired the work of the most famous artists at different times and found the embodiment in different genres of art, particularly in ballet, cinema, theater. The appearance of the American musical "Man of La Mancha" in 1965 influenced the development of this genre in the European theater space as well, humanistic ideas and eternal moral values in the image of Don Quixote attracted attention of the Ukrainian director V. Lizogub, Russian director A. Goncharov in the 70's, and in the beginning of the third millennium - Yu. Gusman, who created the musical-ode for ideas of nobility and idealism of the generation of the sixties. A bright page in the history of the musical "Man of La Mancha" was written by one of the last performers of the role of Don Quixote - V. Zeldin, whose phenomenon of actor's longevity is a unique fact in the history of contemporary theater and needs further study of researchers.

  • Issue Year: 2017
  • Issue No: 39
  • Page Range: 98-107
  • Page Count: 10
  • Language: Ukrainian