Brothers Karamazov – Tron Anniversary Revival
Richard Crane and Faynia Williams’s ground-breaking version of Dostoyevsky’s masterpiece, Brothers Karamazov, was the box office hit of the 1981 Edinburgh International Festival. In the precarious world of 2017, the story of the Brothers Karamazov is even more pertinent – politically, spiritually, and i today’s society.
Underscored by haunting a cappella harmonies sung by the four brothers, Crane’s dramatisation tackles huge philosophical questions with wit and compassion: faith and immortality, the rights of children, and nationalism versus the European ideal.
‘An attempt to compress and distil the essence of Dostoyevsky’s towering masterpiece… is like climbing Everest in dancing shoes… Richard Crane’s adaptation is an ingenious miniature, conveying both the scale and scope of the original.’ The Guardian
‘Superlative…fascinating…a brilliant distillation…[done] with stealth and implication and a cast of four…’ Punch
Faynia Williams is an award-winning theatre and opera director and BBC producer. Together with Richard Crane, former resident dramatist at the National Theatre and literary manager at the legendary Royal Court, are directors of radical theatre company, Brighton Theatre