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For Beauty

Karel Hugo Hilar, Daniel Špinar

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    Monday 27. 4.
    20:00

    Tickets available

    Featured programme ND+

    Basic information

    Approximate running time

    1 hour 20 minutes, no intermission

    Language

    In Czech

    Premiere

    March 14, 2019

    Our production pays tribute to a great spirit, a truly distinguished figure, an artist who advanced Czech art miles forward and whose words are just as exciting today as they were a century ago.

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    About

    One of the most influential Czech theatre-makers, the playwright, dramaturge, stage director, critic and essayist Karel Hugo Hilar (1885–1935), born Karel Bakule, joined the National Theatre in Prague in 1921, at the height of his creative powers. As historians have put it, he entered “a very turbulent and hostile territory”. Hilar himself wrote: “The endeavour to attain style in modern theatre is an endeavour to make it turn inwards. The coming to understand that the art’s only objective is to create beauty”.

    By no means a dry biographic interpretation, its aim is to conduct a live dialogue with those who have established the Czech theatre tradition. Let us try to imagine what it could be like to be in K. H. Hilar’s skin… 

    Official photos: Petr Neubert

    WARNING: For operational and safety reasons, the performance is not suitable for viewers with reduced mobility and wheelchair viewers. We use tobacco products during the performance.

    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.

    Parking

    While visiting the National Theatre and the New Stage you are welcome to use the underground National Theatre car park (driveway from Ostrovní Street), the parking fee is 50 CZK/h.
    While visiting the State Opera, you can take the slip road on Wilsonova street from the left lane close to the State Opera building to the Parking Centrum above-ground garage. The parking fee is 40 CZK/h.
    Unfortunately, there is no car park nearby the Estates Theatre. You can either use the National Theatre car park or a secure car park at the Kotva shopping mall (Revoluční 1/655, Praha 1) and Paladium (Na Poříčí 1079/3a, Praha 1).

     

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