The article deals with Mykola Hohol`s works in the Theatre of Сoryphaei`s repertoire (the 1980s and later). The origin of the theater based on the then-existing two or three plays of Ukrainian authors: “Natalka Poltavka”, “Nazar Stodolia”, and “A Zaporozhian Beyond the Danube” (Zaporozhets za Dunayem). To expand their repertoire, Сoryphaei (Ivan Karpenko-Kary, Marko Kropyvnytsky, Mykhailo Starytsky, and others) began to stage poetry and prose of Ukrainian authors: Taras Shevchenko most frequently, and later Mykola Hohol. The author reveals the features of Hohol’s plots, which formed the basis of the repertoire of Coryphaei.
The article focuses on the specifics of dramatic work, censorship oppression of Ukrainian themes in theatre performances, artistic features of Hohol’s literary works. It is mainly about the staging of novels from the series “Evenings on a farm near Dykanka” (“Vechory na khutori blyz Dykanky”), but also “Myrhorod”, in which Hohol’s historical novel “Taras Bulba” was published for the first time. Attention is paid to the national specifics of Mykola Hohol`s work.
Keywords: history of drama, dramaturgy, theatre, Ukrainian themes, Hohol’s stories, theatrical performance, censorship, repertoire of the theatre of Сoryphaei.
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