Watch Biography: A Play Acting in English

University | 2019-12-05

Kaunas National Drama Theatre in cooperation with the students and teachers of KTU Faculty of Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities are inviting the international Kaunas residents and city guests to the new season. Biography: A Play Acting, written by Max Frisch and directed by Gintaras Varnas is already staged  and shown with English surtitles.

“The experience of translation of a theatre play is completely different from, say, interpreting during the conference or business meetings. A play is a living organism. You must act fast, for example, to decide what to do, if the actors on stage all talk simultaneously”, says Dainora Maumevičienė, Vice-Dean for Studies at KTU Faculty of Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities, involved in the team, which is facilitating translations for Kaunas National Drama Theatre.

According to her, the audience for the theatre plays with English translation is very wide: from international students and residents of Kaunas to the Lithuanian students who want to find out what it is like to be a translator.

Biography: A Play Acting is a play in which the inevitability of destiny, variations of personal choices and a utopic desire to change a biography of a personal life are analysed. The surrealistic opportunity to realise life as a play on the stage and to change unpleasant or failed situations – what would happen if the Butterfly effect was real? – is analysed.

Biography: A Play Acting is one of the most honoured performances of Kaunas National Drama Theatre in this season. It is awarded for the best directing (Gintaras Varnas) and for the best actor role (Dainius Svobonas). In 2015, it was chosen as the best performance of Lithuanian Spring Festival.

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In order to ensure the best visibility of the surtitles, the Theatre recommends choosing the seats above row 12.

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