SAD 2/2020

Miroslav Petříček
PARRESIA

    MICHEL FOUCAULT: DISCOURSE AND TRUTH

Karel Haloun
TRAVEL BEYOND THE ORDINARY

truth and lie on travel – part one

Petr Fischer
THE TRUTH OF AN INCREDIBLE LIFE

documentary papers – part one

INFANTILE NEED DOES NOT MEAN CHILDISH

Carol Lajthay
ASKONAS TRICK

THEATRES ARE LIKE COCKROACHES

survey with the winners of Theatre Critics’ Award – and others

Karel Král
OUR DUTCH MASTER
(BRIDGES OF TIME BY JIŘÍ KYLIÁN)
(KYLIÁN-BRIDGES OF TIME, choreography Jiří Kylián, dirigent Jaroslav Kyzlink a David Švec, Národní divadlo, 2018/2019)

Lukáš Dubský
SMALL FAMILY HELLS
(WINTERSONNENWENDE AT ARÉNA AND HEDA GABLER AT BEZRUČ THEATRE)
(Roland Schimmelpfennig: Wintersonnenwende, directed by Kristýna Kosová and Adam Svozil, Komorní scéna Aréna, 2019; Henrik Ibsen, Anna Saavedra: Heda Gablerová: A Theory of Maturity, directed by Janka Ryšánek Schmiedtová, Divadlo Petra Bezruče, 2019)

Lucie Hayashi
ACE IN MORAVIAN-SILESIAN SLEEVE
(ROSSINI CARDS)
(Rossini Cards – After-effects, choreography Juanjo Arqués + Rossini Cards, choreography Mauro Bigonzetti, Národní divadlo moravskoslezské, 2019)

Jan Kerbr
HEROES NOT ONLY FOR CHILDREN
(SIGNED BY VÍT PEŘINA)
(Vít Peřina and comp.: Choo. Choo. Whistle. Woof!, directed by Michaela Homolová, Naivní divadlo Liberec, 2019; Vít Peřina, Tomáš Dvořák a kol.: Attention, Zorro!, directed by T.Dvořák, Divadlo Alfa Plzeň, 2019)

Martin Švejda
IN A NOSTALGIC AND OSTENTATIOUS MOOD
(BEGGAR’S OPERA BY VÁCLAV HAVEL IN PRAGUE AND VRNO)
(Václav Havel: Beggar’s Opera, directed by David Radok, Městská divadla pražská, 2019; V.Havel: Beggar’s Opera, directed by Hana Burešová, Městské divadlo Brno, 2019)

Ester Žantovská
On LOVE, GLOBALIZATION AND CLIMATE CHANGE
(MAGNESIA LITERA AWARD ON CZECH STAGE)
(Josef Pánek: Love in the Time of Global Climate Change, directed by Ondřej Štefaňák, MeetFactory, 2019; Bianca Bellová, Lucie Ferenzová: The Lake, directed by L.Ferenzová, Kolonie, A studio Rubín a Divadlo X10, 2019)

Tomáš Procházka
STYLISH INAPPROPRIATENESS
(ROLLING ONE’S EYES)
(Jiří Adámek and comp.: Rolling One’s Eyes, directed by J.Adámek, Studio Hrdinů, 2019)

Vladimír Mikulka
RESTORATION OF CALM, PEACE AND SAFETY
(KÖNIG OTTOKARS GLÜCK UND ENDE)
(Franz Grillparzer: König Ottokars Glück und Ende, directed by Dušan D.Pařízek, Volkstheater Wien, 2019)

Zuzana Augustová
IDEALS, INTRIGUES AND MURDERS
(CARLOS VERSUS HERMANN)
(Friedrich Schiller: Don Carlos, directed by Martin Kušej, Burgtheater, 2019; Heinrich von Kleist: Hermann’s Battle, directed by M.Kušej, Burgtheater, 2019)

Vladimír Mikulka
MAGICALLY ABOUT A BYGONE CURSE
(CROSS BY THE BROOK)
(Karolina Světlá: Cross By The Brook, directed by Martin Františák, Slovácké divadlo Uherské Hradiště, 2018)

Ester Žantovská
ROCK BALLADE BETWEEN STONES AND FEATHERS
(WUTHERING HEIGHTS)
(Emily Brontë, Marie Nováková: Wuthering Heights, directed by Martin Františák, Švandovo divadlo na Smíchově, 2019)

Martina Ulmanová
PICTURES OF OLD WORLD
(19.CENTURY ON SLOVAK STAGE)
(Lev Nikolayevitch Tolstoy: War and Peace, adapted by Alfred Neumann, Erwin Piscator and Guntram Prüfer, directed by Marián Amsler, Slovenské národné divadlo, 2018; Rabbies, adaptation of Demons by L.N.Dostoyevsky and directed by Dodo Gombár, VŠMU - Divadlo Lab, 2019; Jane Austen: Sense and Sensibility, directed by Světozár Sprušanský, Divadlo Nová scéna, 2019; Alexander Ostrovsky: The Forrest, directed by Vladimír Strnisko, Divadlo Jána Palárika v Trnave, 2020; Nikolaj Gogol: General Inspector, directed by Łukasz Kos, Divadlo Astorka Korzo‘90, 2019; Björnstjerne Björnson: Beyond Human Power, directed by Ján Luterán, Slovenské národné divadlo, premiéra 31.5.2018; August Strindberg: Dance of Death, režie R.Ballek, Divadla Jána Palárika v Trnave, 2019; Ján Palárik: Reconciliation or Adventure at the Harvest Thanksgiving, režie Juraj Nvota, Slovenské národné divadlo, 2015; Ján Palárik: Tinker, directed by Lukáš Brutovský, Divadlo Andreja Bagara Nitra, 2019)

TOMÁŠ DIANIŠKA – IGOR OROZOVIČ
FRANKIE THE ARMLESS


TRUTH, LOVE AND THOSE OTHERS 2/6ONDŘEJ HÜBL: CENTAUR

KLIMÁČEK DANGLÁR: DVOJČA 2 VIENOPOLIS
(fantasy comics about final battle between theatre and television in our as well as parallel world)


The issue opens with Miroslav Petříček’s essay entitled “Parresia”, which is accompanied by an excerpt from Michel Foucault’s book “Discourse and Truth”. It is followed by the first part of Petr Fischer’s “documentary papers” entitled “The Truth of An Incredible Life” dedicated to Leni Riefenstahl and her movie Triumph of the Will. In the section “The Truth about Truth… and Vampires” it is followed by an interview with the conceptual artist Ian O’Riordan (“Infantile   Need Not Mean Childish”) and Carol Lajthay’s essay (“Askonas’ Trick”) about the production Words of Apology. In the section “From Harvest Thanksgiving… Bridges for Zorro” Karel Král (“Our Dutch Master”) writes about a dance production Kylián – Bridges of Time at the Prague National Theatre. This production includes five short choreographies by Jiří Kylián, which he originally created for the Nederlands Dans Theater. In his essay “Small Family Hells” Lukáš Dubský reviews the production of Schimmelpfennig’s Wintersonnenwende at the Komorní scéna Aréna (Chamber Stage Arena), and Hedda: A Theory of Maturity, a variation on Ibsen’s play by Anna Saavedra at the Petr Bezruč Theatre. Lucie Hayashi (“Ace in a Moravian-Silesian Sleeve”) writes about a ballet production by the National Moravian-Silesian Theatre Rossini’s Cards, incorporating choreography by Juanjo Arqués and Mauro Bigonzetti. The section is concluded by Jan Kerbr’s essay “Heroes Not Only for Children” in which he writes about productions with the participation of Vítek Peřina: Choo. Choo. Whistle. Woof! by the Naive Theatre Liberec (directed by Michaela Homolová) and Attention, Zorro! by the Pilsen Theatre Alfa (directed by Tomáš Dvořák). Martin Švejda opens the section “…Beggar’s Love… Rolling One’s Eyes” with his essay “In a Nostalgic and Ostentatious Mood” in which he writes about two productions of Havel’s Beggar’s Opera: directed by David Radok (Municipal Theatres of Prague) and Hana Burešová (Brno City Theatre). In her essay “On Love, Globalisation and Climate Change” Ester Žantovská reviews two theatre adaptations of books that had success in the Magnesia Litera literary awards: Josef Pánek’s Love in the Time of Global Climate Change (directed by Ondřej Štefaňák, MeetFactory Praha) and The Lake by Bianca Bellová (directed by Lucie Ferenzová, A Studio Rubín). The section concludes with Tomáš Procházka’s essay “Stylish Inappropriateness” about Jiří Adámek’s production Rolling One’s Eyes staged at Studio Hrdinů. In the section “And in Austria Ottokar… And Other High-ups” Vladimír Mikulka (“Restoration of Calm, Peace and Safety”) writes about Grillparzer’s König Ottokars Glück und Ende staged by Dušan D. Pařízek at Volkstheater Wien, and Zuzana Augustová (“Ideals, Intrigues and Murders”) reviews two productions by Martin Kušej at the Wiener Burgtheater: Schiller’s Don Carlos and Kleist’s Hermann’s Battle. The final section “A Czecho–Slovak… Century of Steam” begins with two essays about theatre adaptations directed by Martin Františák: Vladimír Mikulka (“Magically, about a Bygone Curse”) writes about Karolina Světlá’s Cross by the Brook at the Slovácké divadlo Uherské hradiště, and Ester Žantovská about Emily Brontë’s Wuthering Heights at the Švandovo divadlo in Smíchov. Martina Ulmanová in her essay “Pictures of the Old World” writes about Slovak productions of works from the 19th century: Tolstoy’s War and Peace, Bjørnson’s Beyond Human Power II and Palárik’s Reconciliation or Adventure at the Harvest Thanksgiving, all staged at the Slovak National Theatre, Dostoevsky’s Demons, staged under the title Rabies by the Lab Theatre, Austen’s Sense and Sensibility by the Nová scéna Theatre, Ostrovsky’s Forest and Strindberg’s Dance of Death at the Ján Palárik Theatre in Trnava, Gogol’s The Government Inspector by the Astorka Korzo’90 Theatre, and Palárik’s Tinker at the Andrej Bagar Theatre Nitra. The play of this issue is Frankie the Armless by Tomáš Dianiška and Igor Orozovič, the series of flash dramas “Truth, Love and Those Others” continues with Ondřej Hübl’s Centaur, and the second instalment of the comic Twin by the duo Klimáček-Danglár is entitled Vienopolis.