Drama The Estates Theatre

The Blue Bird

Maurice Maeterlinck
A fairy tale for children, a symbolic story for adults. A play about seeking happiness, which may be surprisingly nearby.

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Translation: Šárka Belisová, Alena Morávková
Stage director: Štěpán Pácl
Dramaturgy: Jan Tošovský
Sets: Andrej Ďurík
Costumes: Iva Němcová, Lucia Škandíková, Tereza Kopecká
Music: Jakub Kudláč
Motion cooperation: Veronika Knytlová

The Blue Bird as the desire for ephemeral, ungraspable happiness. An adventurous voyage towards the soul of the things and beings around us, the seeking itself being the destination – only during this seeking can the two central characters come to comprehend that human relations and compassion are that which can bring us the Blue Bird of Happiness. The best-known text written by the Flemish symbolist Maurice Maeterlinck, a Nobel Prize-winner, is one of the most impressive allegories of global literature, reaching out both to adults and children. The author’s fertile imagination, reviving the world around us, inspires theatre-makers to opulent staging and affords a great spectacle to everyone who likes being enchanted.

Photo: Pavel Nesvadba

Approximate running time, including intermission:
2 hours, 10 minutes, one 20-minute intermission


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Poster The Blue Bird

A poster for the production of The Blue Bird

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The Blue Bird Programme

A booklet for the production of The Blue Bird

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