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Drama

Beware of Pity

Stefan Zweig
The Estates Theatre
Contemporary social topic
Contemporary Theatre

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    Wednesday 17. 6.
    19:00

    Canceled

    Basic information

    Venue

    The Estates Theatre

    Approximate running time

    1 hour 50 minutes, no intermission

    Language

    In Czech

    Premiere

    November 8, 2018

    The masterpiece of the Austrian novelist and essayist Stefan Zweig (1881–1942), based on a piercing description of the psychology of human behaviour, was adapted for the stage by Daniel Špinar. 

    Creatives

    Dramatization and stage director
    Daniel Špinar
    Dramaturgy
    Jan Tošovský
    Light design
    Přemysl Janda
    Projections
    Jan Adamus

    About

    “Everything started with inaptness, an entirely fortuitous blunder ...” On the eve of the first world war, Anton Hofmiller, an Austro-Hungarian cavalry officer stationed in a sleepy town at the edge of the Empire, is invited to a glamorous party at the home of a rich local landowner. The exhilarated young man asks his host's lovely daughter for a dance, only to discover that sickness has left her painfully crippled. The embarrassed Hofmiller flees, yet on the very next day he attempts to remedy the dreadful faux pas. Subsequently, he becomes entangled in the trap of his own “compassionate gestures”, ultimately raising the girl’s affection. 

    Official photos: Martin Špelda

    Practical information

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

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    Beware of Pity Programme

    A booklet for the production of Beware of Pity

    80 Kč