“The Scarlet Princess” is based on an original script by Silviu Purcărete, which is built on Tsuruya Namboku the fourth’s kabuki play. Inspired by this theatre tradition, Silviu Purcărete aims at creating a European performance, following the Kabuki text, rules and space, but reinterpreted in his personal manner. “The Scarlet Princess” abounds in tales about obsessive love, murders, reincarnations and revenge. The performance takes on these themes and, with humour and self-irony, creates an effervescent commentary of the dialogue between European and Japanese culture.
“The Scarlet Princess” includes plenty of stories of obsessive love, murders, reincarnation and revenge. The performance approaches these themes with humour and self-irony in order to build a bubbly commentary on the dialogue between European and Japanese culture.
Renowned for his special style that turns any performance into a powerful and cathartic experience, Silviu Purcărete shows a real interest especially for the “classical” literary repertoire, approaching various patterns that consist of ancient tragedies, Shakespearean plays or other great literary masterpieces of humanity. At the “Radu Stanca” National Theatre of Sibiu, Silviu Purcărete created “Pilaf Rice and Scent of Donkey” (after “Arabian Nights”), “Lulu” (after Wedekind), “Metamorphoses” (after Ovid), “Gulliver’s Travels” (after Jonathan Swift), “Carnival Stuff” (after I.L. Caragiale), “Oidip” (after Sophocles), “Waiting for Godot” (after Samuel Beckett), “The Scarlet Princess”, “Jocuri, vorbe, greieri…” as well as the famous “Faust” (after Goethe), which has already become an indisputable performance of the Romanian and international stage in the last decades.