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Drama

A Bouquet

Karel Jaromír Erben

A village, a church, and a plenty of life stories.

The National Theatre
Traditional adaptation
Popular title
For the whole family
Czech Classic

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    September 2021

    Thursday 2. 9.
    19:00

    Tickets available

    Traditional adaptation
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    Sunday 5. 9.
    19:00

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    Drama with English subtitles
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    Tuesday 7. 9.
    19:00

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    Wednesday 8. 9.
    19:00

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    Traditional adaptation
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    Monday 13. 9.
    19:00

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    Tuesday 14. 9.
    19:00

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    For the whole family

    Basic information

    Venue

    The National Theatre

    Approximate running time

    2 hours 10 minutes, 1 intermission 20 minutes

    Language

    In Czech

    Premiere

    February 28, 2019

    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.

    Cast

    • 2021-2022

    About

    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 Shirts, The 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. 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.

    Official photos: Pavel Hejný

    We would like to thank the company PRECIOSA for creation a dress made of a crystal matrix for Anna Fialová who plays the water goblin’s wife in the poem The Water Goblin.

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