Czech Theatre 27
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Nakladatel: Institut umění - Divadelní ústav
ISBN: ISSN 0862-9390
Rok vydání: 2011
This issue of Czech Theatre is largely devoted to scenography. The American scenography theorist Arnold Aronson describes the history and current state of the PQ. In Czech Scenography at PQ 2011 Marta Ljubková, one of the curators of the Czech exhibit, explains the concept behind the selection of Czech scenographic works for this year’s PQ. Marie Zdeňková focuses on Czech scenography applied to alternative spaces and Věra Ptáčková writes about one of the most original scenographers working in Czech theatre today, Marek Cpin. Three productions of the director Jan Mikulášek from the past year are reviewed by Kamila Černá. Petra Ježková looks at the two productions staged by Robert Wilson in 2010 at the National Theatre in Prague.
Dejvice Theatre and Comedy Theatre are currently two of the most reputable stages in Prague. In Dejvice Theatre: A Success of Consistency Jana Machalická writes about two successful productions put on at Dejvice Theatre, one of which, The Man Without a Past, won the Alfréd Radok Award for best production of 2010. In The Civic Rage of the Comedy Theatre Marie Zdeňková and Richard Erml describe two productions at Comedy Theatre that in the past year caught the attention of critics; one, Offending the audience 2010, is a kind of retrospective look at and personal testimony from an artistic company based in a theatre threatened with demise.
Director Štěpán Pácl, who won Alfréd Radok Award as Talent of the Year 2010, is the subject of the articles A Life without Fire? and Words, Rhythm, Meaning: The Directorial Work of Štěpán Pácl, written by Jana Patočková and Kamila Černá. The subject of Marta Ljubková’s article Tomáš Žižka: At a Specific Side is the site-specific projects by the director Tomáš Žižka. The main section of this issue closes with an article by Lenka Šaldová on the competition for Czech opera productions Festival Opera.
As always, this issue contains some short reviews of several selected productions from the past year and information on theatre awards, new Czech plays, publications, and Czech theatre statistics for 2010.
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