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Manon Lescaut

Vítězslav Nezval

Manon is my reason that has flown away ... And how does the story of chevalier Des Grieux and his love continue?

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    Saturday 7. 3.

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    Approximate running time

    1 hour 35 minutes, no intermission


    In Czech


    February 11, 2016

    The singular story of love, both devoted and inconstant, a story abounding in tense twists and the engrossing world of knights, was brought to the National Theatre for the very first time, yet it has lost none of its forcibility and power.


    Stage director
    Daniel Špinar
    Marek Cpin
    Motion cooperation
    Palo Kršiak
    Light design
    Martin Špetlík


    “The wonderful romance bewitched me when I was 15 years of age, and its imperceptible heroine would then visit my dreams,” so wrote Vítězslav Nezval about Abbé Prévost’s novel. The heroine’s name was Manon and owing to Nezval’s 1940 dramatisation we can now fret, love with passion and infinitely suffer again and again. 

    Official photos: Patrik Borecký

    WARNING: We use tobacco products and incense during the performance.

    General media partner of the performance is Czech Television.

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