I believe it was 1998 when I witnessed the opening night of Romeo and Julia performed by the Atlantisz Comapny, directed by Adam Horgas.
I wrote a very good performance analysis out of it for Andras Nagy, who thought I was very talented. Thank You.
In that paper I argued, that the whole performance was directed as a strange nightmare, full of ghosts, and the set reminded me of bones, as if the whole piece would take place in a skeleton. Yes, very cheerfull child I was, never the less I made a good point.
To approach what I am about to share from an other perspective I have to mention Peter Nadas and his postmodern trilogy: Cleaning-Encounter-Funeral. (Takatitas-Talalkozas-Temetes) They are to be compared dramaturgically to Sarah Kanes work, and you will find the same dramaturgical process, but That is another story, or two.
Anyway in Talalkozas - Encounter, that also happens to be my favourite, one of the possible explonations to this very unusual piece is, that it dramaturgically depicts the emotional landscape of agony. The set is very stylized - all white, one red door in the middle, old lady in black dress. And then a young man enters and together they tell a story from the past.
My idea for the day is to use the notion of agony or fiverdream to serve as a directorial concept. I might have written earlier that I was going to include a dream scene at the end, where Julia sleeps for 48 hours.
48 hours - not a bad title actually. 96 minutes - good performance lenght.
This will allow me anything.
Ps: Was it 48 hours? I remember it being an akward number