The National Theatre

A Bouquet

Traditional adaptation of the Czech classic title.

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Thursday

9/2/2021


7:00 PM


Národní divadlo

Praha 1


150 - 790 CZK

Sunday

9/5/2021


7:00 PM


Národní divadlo

Praha 1


150 - 790 CZK

Tuesday

9/7/2021


7:00 PM


Národní divadlo

Praha 1


150 - 790 CZK

Wednesday

9/8/2021


7:00 PM


Národní divadlo

Praha 1


150 - 790 CZK

Monday

9/13/2021


7:00 PM


Národní divadlo

Praha 1


150 - 790 CZK

Description

ABOUT PERFORMANCE

The most popular of the Czech classics will be adapted for the stage. First published in 1853, under the title A Bouquet of Czech Folk Tales, it was the one and only collection of poems by Karel Jaromír Erben (1811–1870). Inspired by Czech legends and tall stories, it garnered success back at the time of publication and went on to influence numerous artists.

The book, featuring symbolism bound with nature, everyday rural life and tradition, comprises passionate and erotic tales teeming with supernatural beings and macabre phantoms. The Wedding ShirtsThe Water-Goblin and The Noonday Witch, magical myths of love and spine-chilling fables, was adapted for the stage of the National Theatre historical building by the SKUTR creative tandem of stage directors Martin Kukučka and Lukáš Trpišovský, who have gained acclaim with their production of Lorca’s Blood Wedding, performed at the Estates Theatre. The two artists have a penchant for the subjects treated by Erben – ritualised archetypal themes, such as love and death, the relationships between the mother and the child, man and woman, humans and nature, have appeared in their productions in a myriad of forms and contexts.

English subtitles are part of selected dates of only performance. 

CAST

Jana Pidrmanová / Magdaléna Borová (Dora), Jana Preissová (Mother), Igor Orozovič (King) a František Němec (Old man).

Soloists of the National Theatre

Length 130 minutes
English subtitles
Wheelchair access
Break 1x20 minutes
Stage director
SKUTR (Martin Kukučka a Lukáš Trpišovský)
Dramatization
Ilona Smejkalová

Performance teaser