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Drama

The Misanthrope

Molière
The Estates Theatre
Famous draft
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Dear spectators,

The National Theatre operates at full capacity and all purchased tickets remain valid. However, it is obligatory to wear a face mask or other similar protection of the nose and mouth inside the theatre.

Spectators entrance, stay in the theatre and the subsequent exit is organized by the theatre staff in a special mode so that the visitors of the individual sectors are separated from each other and do not have to meet even in the areas of refreshments, restrooms or cloak rooms.

Thank you for respecting the government regulations and we look forward to seeing you.

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  • October
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  • January 2021
  • February 2021
    October 2020

    Sunday 4. 10.
    19:00

    Tickets available

    Friday 16. 10.
    19:00

    Tickets available

    Featured programme ND+
    Drama with English subtitles
    November 2020

    Saturday 14. 11.
    19:00

    Tickets available

    Saturday 21. 11.
    19:00

    Tickets available

    Drama with English subtitles
    December 2020

    Thursday 3. 12.
    19:00

    Tickets available

    Drama with English subtitles

    Thursday 17. 12.
    19:00

    Tickets available

    January 2021

    Friday 15. 1.
    19:00

    Tickets available

    Monday 25. 1.
    19:00

    Tickets available

    Drama with English subtitles
    February 2021

    Sunday 7. 2.
    19:00

    Tickets available

    Basic information

    Venue

    The Estates Theatre

    Approximate running time

    1 hour 40 minutes, no intermission

    Language

    In Czech

    Premiere

    May 23, 2019

    Along with Tartuffe and The Miser, The Misanthrope is the fundamental comedic archetype by which the global drama has been enriched by the genius of French classicism. The Misanthrope hates people. But is it really the case in the play by Molière (1622–1673)?

    Cast

    • 2020-2021

    Creatives

    About

    It is true that Alceste despises hypocrisy in society, in which flattery is followed by slander and everyone pursues nothing but his or her own benefit? On the other hand, Alceste loves Célimène, who is the very personification of the false morals he scorns. “And you don’t find pretty creatures repulsive?” his friend Philinte asks. Is it possible, or desirable even, to tell truth and nothing but? Does not sincerity sometimes turn into insolence? And is Alceste capable of living in this truth of his at all?

    Notwithstanding their being inspired by traditional folk theatre, Molière’s comedies never eschew the existential dimension.

    The Misanthrope has now returned to the National Theatre repertoire after more than three decades, in a provocative interpretation by the stage director Jan Frič.

    Official photos: Patrik Borecký

    Practical information

    Where to buy tickets

    When purchasing online, we will send you an E-ticket by e-mail. You can pick up printed tickets in person at any of our box offices.

    What to wear?

    By their appearance, attire and behaviour, the audience is obliged to adhere to the accustomed practice expected from them when attending a theatre performance.

    Buffets at the Estates Theater

    No waiting. For your benefit, please pre-order your food and beverages at the bar to minimize waiting in the queue!

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    Parking at the Estates Theatre

    Unfortunately, there is no parking near The Estates Theater. You can use the guarded parking lot in the Kotva shopping center (Revoluční 1/655, Prague 1) and Paladium (Na Poříčí 1079 / 3a, Prague 1).

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    The Misanthrope Programme

    A booklet for the production of The Misanthrope

    70 Kč

    5 items in stock