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War and Peace. The Beginning of the Novel

Scenes from the Novel, running time: 3 h 40 m, prime February 7, 2001
Ticket price range 100—5000 rub.
  • Author — Leo Tolstoy
  • Director — Pyotr Fomenko
  • Assistant Director — Yevgeny Kalintsev
  • Designer — Vladimir Maximov
  • Costume Designer — Maria Danilova
  • Costume Design Assistant — Sergei Bartoshevich
  • Designer — Irina Bachurina
  • Text Adaptation — Pyotr Fomenko, Everett Christopher Dixon, Galina Pokrovskaya
  • Choreographer — Valentina Gurevich
  • Teacher — Vera Kamyshnikova
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Upcoming Performances

September, 14, 19:00

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October, 5, 19:00

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October, 29, 19:00

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The Workshop had spent more than seven years preparing the stage production based on Leo Tolstoy’s masterpiece. As a result, only the novel’s opening chapters ended up on stage.
Natasha Rostova in love with Boris Drubetskoy is still a foolish child. The little Princess Lize is yet to perish giving birth, and Prince Andrei is only getting ready for the army. The war is just a subject of small talk and boys’ games, but the heart already aches from the awareness of peaceful life’s fragility and unreliability.

  • Prizes
  • Winner of the Golden Mask Prize in the “Drama/Small Scale Production” category, 2002
  • Pyotr Fomenko was awarded the Golden Mask Prize in the “Drama/Best Director” category, 2002
  • Galina Tyunina was awarded the Golden Mask Prize in the “Drama/Best Actress” category, 2002

The stage production has been performed in Ukraine, France, Italy, Spain, Germany, Portugal, Switzerland, Belgium, and the US.
This is four hours of happiness interrupted by two intermissions.
Jean-Pierre Thibaudat, «Libération»
There are no poor performances in the “War and Peace”…
Roman Dolzhansky, Kommersant

Characters and Cast

  • Cast for
  • all
  • September 14
  • October 5
  • October 29