The literature and media project Lessons in Literature is proud to present a new program, Anthology, which premiered in London right before the global pandemic began. The first performance in Russia will take place at the Leningrad Center.

Stars of Russian cinema and theater, including Darya Moroz, Sabina Akhmedova, Agniya Kuznetsova, Katerina Shpitsa, Alina Astrovskaya and Anton Lavrentyev, will take to the stage in this performance.

The performers will read poetry by great Russian poets and novelists, from Anna Akhmatova, Alexander Blok, Joseph Brodsky and Nikolay Gumilyov to Vladimir Mayakovsky, Marina Tsvetaeva and others. The central themes of loneliness and gender relations will be explored through the language of poets of the Silver Age, the period of the Khrushchev Thaw and our contemporaries. One of the participants in the show, Anton Lavrentyev, will read his own poems. The performance will be accompanied by guitar and cello music, and during the show the walls of the auditorium will be transformed into multimedia installations.

The Lessons in Literature project by director Felix Mikhailov started six years ago, in 2015. The goal is to preserve the culture of reading and teach people to listen to and understand the sound of real literature. This literature and media project includes a unique collection of recordings by maestros such as Vera Vasilyeva, Alla Demidova, Mikhail Kozakov, Vasily Lanovoy, Alexander Lazarev Sr., and Yevgeniya Simonova.

Director: Felix Mikhailov

April 23, 20:00

Duration: 1 hour 20 min


Lessons in Literature: Anthology

A Performance of Poetry and Music

featuring stars from Russian films and theater

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