Inspired by The Idiot by Fyodor Dostoevsky
Adapted by Katie Mitchell and the company
You know, I can't understand how one can pass by a tree and not be happy about the sight of it. Think how many beautiful things there are at every step, things even the most wretched man cannot but find beautiful. Look at a child, look at the grass, how it grows, look at the eyes that gaze at you and love you... A woman lies dead on a bed in her wedding dress, a silver knife through her heart. The two men who loved her lie beside her. I don't understand even now how it happened.
A record of the highly acclaimed multimedia work devised by Katie Mitchell and the company from the text of The Idiot by Fyodor Dostoevsky …Some Trace of Her ran at the National Theatre from in October 2008.