“Richard III is a mythological character, he lives in our soul like Falstaff, Hamlet – and the other immortals. This hallucinatory character is a horror comedian of history. An elemental player. In a world that can no longer be morally construed, a thoughtful creature decides to become ‘a villain’. But let’s be honest: in making this decision he displays an extraordinary freedom that makes us dizzy, because he has fulfilled our hope that man is capable of anything, that he is self-empowered. We are all guilty and at the same time innocent. What decision can we make in this situation? Richard is a villain to the core, so he is the only truly modern man.” – László Bocsárdi
About the director
Bocsárdi László is a Romanian theatre director and director of the Tamási Áron Theatre in Sfântu Gheorghe, director of the Reflex International Theatre Festival, founder of the experimental theatre company Figura Stúdió in Gheorgheni. He graduated from the Academy of Theatre Arts in Targu Mures, in the class of Professor Tompa Gabor, in 1995. He has collaborated with most of the major theatres in the country, as well as with major theatres in Hungary. He has received numerous awards: the Jaszai Mari Prize for Artistic Activity, awarded by the Hungarian Ministry of Culture, 2003; the National Award for Directing of the Romanian Ministry of Culture for Romeo and Juliet, 2003; the UNITER Award for directing Caligula at the Marin Sorescu National Theatre in Craiova, 2012; the UNITER Award for directing Hamlet, Tamasi Aron Theatre, Sfantu Gheorghe, 2014; the UNITER Award for Best Performance of Our Class, at the National Theatre in Cluj-Napoca, 2015.