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Drama

For Beauty

Karel Hugo Hilar, Daniel Špinar

Let the theatre shape lives!

Online
Online
Modern adaptation
Suitable for graduation
Famous draft

Basic information

Venue

Online

Approximate running time

1 hour 20 minutes, no intermission

Language

In Czech, subtitles in English, French

Premiere

March 14, 2019

For Beauty
Film recording of a theatrical production
For Beauty
We have recorded the last production for you and you can watch it for free on this page.

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.

Cast

  • 2021-2022

Creatives

Stage director
Daniel Špinar
Dramaturgy
Marta Ljubková
Lighting design
Karel Šimek
Phonetic collaboration
Zdena Palková

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.

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