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Sunday, December 4, 2016

In the Crimea named finalists of the “Live classics”


With all the claims of the older generation to the younger, which supposedly read little, but a lot of staring at the box and presses the “bugs” in phones, no one doubts the existence of children knigomania. It turns out that such in Russia, four million. They participated in the V contest of reciters “Live classics”: read aloud your favorite prose from the curriculum. “MK” visited the finals in the Crimean “Artek”, where after all the selections came 255 children (3 from each region).

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For the second time the final of the “Live classics” is held in Gurzuf, where everything breathes the literature: everywhere pine-Italian, from which Geppetto carved Pinocchio. On top of a city hill city flaunts a medieval castle, built by count Vorontsov modeled on the Scottish Palace of sir Walter Scott. And at the bottom, on the Black sea, were Pushkin, Chekhov, Bunin walk here… Today the young (10 to 16 years old) lovers of literature.

For two years the competition has become for our family, and this relationship is meaningful and spiritual, ” says the Director of the camp, Alexey Kasprzhak. — We can no longer imagine how to live without “Live classics”, without children, who know how to read Russian prose, often better than adults. They do it on stage as professional actors and readers, showing peers the role models and introducing fashion to the book. Come to us and the participants of the International final of the competition from other countries. Including those which while a difficult relationship, but despite this, the cultural contacts between our countries continue.

To reach the final, the guys have worked all year. Chose favorite pieces, taught by rote, practiced with parents, teachers, librarians. Played at school, district and regional stages of the contest before the jury. This time in addition to actors and Directors it included writer Yuri Nechiporenko, as in previous years — Michael Weller, Lyudmila Petrushevskaya, Grigory Oster, Viktor Erofeev. They appreciated the artistry of the participants, their comprehension and selection of authors.

Among them: Chekhov, grin, taffy, Zoshchenko, Dragoon… the Jury it happens many times to hear the same stories: someone reads them with standard intonation and the same semantic accents, but most of the guys are experimenting and are presented with a unique version of the “Jokes” by Chekhov, “Exam” taffy and “the Honourable” Zoshchenko.


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One of the finalists 11-the summer Muscovite Alexey Lyamin ripped accumulated during the five years of the contest templates by selecting the “Grinders” Alexei Tarkovsky, brother of the famous Director. Author Alesha told mom, he read not one of his compositions before choosing her to start thinking: “I read “Grinders” 10 times and tried to repeat, if it didn’t work, started cramming again. But the main thing — was able to step back from the text before the performance and on stage as if to give birth to it anew. The audience needs to understand that I’m not stupid, effortlessly I repeat the work, and invested part of myself in him.”

Judging by the roar of applause, the guests understand it. Applause escorted each of the 18 finalists. Some participants worried excessively gesticulating, even manernichane, but everyone reads with understanding, inspired by their strings. And just because someone speaks from the undelivered speech or a work for his age, felt that he was doing it sincerely. After the stage, a cry, a laugh, a warm word of comfort opponents — all this makes the contest a real and humane. By the way, the 10 finalists will perform at book festival “Red square”, there will name three winners.


Photo courtesy of the press service of the contest

— “Live classics” has gone beyond the conventional competition, becoming the educational community with the writers ‘ school, lectures, webinars, — says the organizer of the project, Marina Smirnova. Parties are expanding their horizons, getting acquainted with the little known in the school environment by the authors. We post on the website the lists of works which were read by the winners of the previous years. Then they are oriented a lot of guys when selecting texts. Last year the winner was reading the “Note” Petrosian, so it often sounded this time. Website traffic proves that our mechanism works. Full-time education is no less important than the remote, so we organize trips to camp, lectures in libraries, where children learn what is not in textbooks. Since forming the future elite of Russia.

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