|The Coast of Utopia|
|Written by||Tom Stoppard|
|Date of premiere||27 June 2002|
The Coast of Utopia is a 2002 trilogy of plays by Tom Stoppard, focused on the philosophical debates in pre-revolutionary Russia between 1833 and 1866. Sir Tom Stoppard OM, CBE (born 3 July 1937 is a British Screenwriter playwright Events 1358 - Republic of Dubrovnik is founded 1709 - Peter the Great defeats Charles XII of Sweden See also 2002 (disambiguation Year 2002 ( MMII) was a Common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. Russia (Россия Rossiya) or the Russian Federation ( Rossiyskaya Federatsiya) is a transcontinental Country extending See also 2002 (disambiguation Year 2002 ( MMII) was a Common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. Sir Tom Stoppard OM, CBE (born 3 July 1937 is a British Screenwriter playwright Russia (Россия Rossiya) or the Russian Federation ( Rossiyskaya Federatsiya) is a transcontinental Country extending Year 1833 ( MDCCCXXXIII) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian Calendar (or a Common Year 1866 ( MDCCCLXVI) was a Common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common The plays are entitled Voyage, Shipwreck, and Salvage, and the entire trilogy totals nine hours in length.
The trilogy received its world premiere at the Olivier auditorium of the National Theatre in London in 2002, directed by Trevor Nunn, where it was performed in repertory. The Royal National Theatre, located on the South Bank in the London Borough of Lambeth, England. London ( ˈlʌndən is the capital and largest urban area in the United Kingdom. See also 2002 (disambiguation Year 2002 ( MMII) was a Common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. Trevor Robert Nunn CBE (born 14 January 1940) is an English theatre- and Film director. Voyage opened on 22 June, Shipwreck on 8 July, and Salvage on 19 July, and the run finished on 23 November 2002 . Events 217 BC - Battle of Raphia: Ptolemy IV of Egypt defeats Antiochus III the Great of the Seleucid kingdom. Events 939 - The Major Occultation or Ghaybat el-Kubra of Muhammad al-Mahdi 1099 - First Crusade: 15000 Events 711 - Muslim forces under Tariq ibn Ziyad defeat the Visigoths led by their king Roderic. Events 800 - Charlemagne arrives at Rome to investigate the alleged crimes of See also 2002 (disambiguation Year 2002 ( MMII) was a Common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. It was performed to full houses and received critical praise; however, revivals are likely to be infrequent due to the enormous cast and immense technical resources required.
The trilogy had its American premiere in 2006, directed by Jack O'Brien at the Vivian Beaumont Theater in Lincoln Center, New York City, where it closed on May 13, 2007. Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. Jack O'Brien (born June 18, 1940) is an American director producer writer and lyricist The Vivian Beaumont Theater is a theater in New York City in the United States. The City of New York Events 1497 - Pope Alexander VI excommunicates Girolamo Savonarola. Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. The cast includes Tony Award winners Brían F. O'Byrne, Richard Easton, Jennifer Ehle and Billy Crudup, along with Ethan Hawke, Josh Hamilton, Martha Plimpton, David Harbour, Jason Butler Harner and Amy Irving. The Antoinette Perry Awards for Excellence in Theatre, more commonly known as the Tony Awards, recognize achievement in live American Theatre and are presented Brían Flynn O'Byrne (born 1967 is an Irish theatre and film actor who works mostly in the United States. Richard Easton (born March 22, 1933) is a Canadian Actor. He is best known in for his portrayal of Brian Hammond in the 1970s BBC serial Jennifer Ehle (born December 29 1969) is an English-American award winning actress of stage and screen William Gaither “Billy” Crudup (ˈkruːdəp born July 8, 1968) is an American Tony Award -winning Actor of Film and Ethan Green Hawke (born November 6 1970 is an American Actor, Writer and Film director. Josh C Hamilton (born 9 June 1969) is an American Actor. Hamilton was born in New York City, New York. Martha Campbell Plimpton (born November 16, 1970) is an Emmy Award -nominated American Actress. David Harbour is a Tony Award -nominated American actor who has performed in film television and in the theater Jason Butler Harner (born October 9[[ 970]] in Elmira New York is an American Actor. Amy Davis Irving (born September 10, 1953) is an American Actress, known for her $100 million settlement with Steven Spielberg
The trilogy has also been performed in Russia; it opened at Moscow's Russian Academic Youth Theatre in October 2007, where it was directed by Alexey Borodin. Moscow (Москва́ romanised: Moskvá, IPA: see also other names) is the Capital and the largest city of Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century.
The play holds the record for the most Tony Awards ever received by a non-musical production, scooping 7 awards at the 2007 ceremony, including best play, best direction, best featured actor, best featured actress and all three design awards (costume, lighting and scenic). The Antoinette Perry Awards for Excellence in Theatre, more commonly known as the Tony Awards, recognize achievement in live American Theatre and are presented Stoppard told Vanity Fair he wrote much of the play during repeated listenings of the Pink Floyd song "Comfortably Numb". Vanity Fair A Novel without a Hero is a Novel by William Makepeace Thackeray, first published in 1847-48 that satirizes society in early Pink Floyd are " Comfortably Numb " is a song by the British progressive rock band Pink Floyd, which was released on the 1979 double album The Wall 
Many of the principal actors play different roles in each of the three plays. This table indicates the roles played by the main actors in both the original London production, New York production and recent Moscow production.
|Actor in London, 2002||Actor in New York, 2006||Actor in Moscow, 2007||Voyage||Shipwreck||Salvage|
|Stephen Dillane||Brían F. O'Byrne||Ilya Isaev||Alexander Herzen||Alexander Herzen||Alexander Herzen|
|Eve Best||Jennifer Ehle||Nelly Uvarova||Liubov Bakunina||Natalie Herzen||Malwida von Meysenbug|
|Will Keen||Billy Crudup||Evgeny Redko||Vissarion Belinsky||Vissarion Belinsky|
|Guy Henry||Jason Butler Harner||Alexey Miasnikov||Ivan Turgenev||Ivan Turgenev||Ivan Turgenev|
|Douglas Henshall||Ethan Hawke||Stepan Morozov||Mikhail Bakunin||Mikhail Bakunin||Mikhail Bakunin|
|John Carlisle||Richard Easton||Viktor Tsymbal||Alexander Bakunin||Leonty Ibayev||Stanislaw Worcell|
|Charlotte Emerson||Martha Plimpton||Ramilya Iskander||Varenka Bakunina||Natasha Tuchkova||Natasha Ogareva|