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The Miller’s Monkey | Drama

Venue: Estates Theatre

 
Ovocný trh 1
110 00 Praha 1
Czech Republic
 
 
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The Miller’s Monkey | Drama
Thu 30 November 2017
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“We have no Molièresque humour, with the exception of a few of Klicpera’s comedies,” said the distinguished Czech theatre director and theoretician Jindřich Honzl, thus precisely rendering the essence of the talent endowed to the playwright and poet Václav Kliment Klicpera (1792–1859): knitting together comic scenes, familiar from Ancient mime and Italian commedia dell’arte, into an integrated dramatic story. His complete plays, replete with situational humour and puns, served for Milan Šotek to compile a “brand-new” comedy, bearing in mind specific National Theatre actors. To paraphrase the title of one of Klicpera’s one-acters, Everyone Something for the Homeland, he has taken from each of the plays for the “Nation”, giving rise to a sort of “Klicpera show”. The production will be performed on the stage where Klicpera himself once worked, two centuries ago (in 1817, the first version of his play Hadrian of Římsy was premiered at the Estates Theatre). We are of the opinion that the time has come for Klicpera’s legacy, which alongside J. K. Tyl’s oeuvre, is one of the pillars of Czech drama, to be embraced by the “new blood” of the National Theatre.

 
Program details
 

Stage director: Štěpán Pácl
Sets: Andrej Ďurík


The cast is not known yet.

 
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Estates Theatre
 

The Estates Theatre today

 

The Estates Theatre is one of the most beautiful historical theatre buildings in Europe. It has been part of the National Theatre since 1920. The Opera, Drama and Ballet ensembles give repertory performances at the Estates Theatre.

 

History

 

The Estates Theatre is one of the most beautiful historic theatre buildings in Europe. Its construction was initiated by the enlightened aristocrat František Antonín Count Nostitz Rieneck, led by the desire to aggrandise his native city as well as the souls of its inhabitants. The construction lasted less than two years and the Theatre was opened in 1783. This project, extremely important for the Prague of the time, was in keeping with the zeitgeist of the late 18th century, a time when national theatres were being built at European courts, royal seats and cultural centres in the spirit of the Enlightenment idea that a generally accessible theatre is a moral institution demonstrating the cultural level of the nation.

The first, sporadic Czech-language performances took place in 1785. From 1812 onwards there were regular Sunday and holiday matinees. At that time, these performances became to a certain degree a political matter too. Thus arising in the difficult years following the failed revolution in 1848 was the idea of a Czech National Theatre.

 

 

By car to the National Theatre car park

To the centre (OldTown), approach on Masarykovo nábřeží (Masaryk embankment) in the direction from the Dancing House, at the crossroads in front of the National Theatre turn right to Divadelní street and then right again to Ostrovní street to the National Theatre car park. Parking costs 50 CZK/h. 

From there, walk to the Estates Theatre along Národní street, then 28. října street, turn left on to Na Můstku street and right to Rytířská street. 

 

Other nearby secure car parks:

Kotva department store (Revoluční 1/655, Prague 1), then walk along Králodvorská street to Ovocný trh.

Palladium department store (Na Poříčí 1079/3a, Prague 1), then walk along Králodvorská street to Ovocný trh, or to the Powder Gate through Celetná street to Ovocný trh.

 

By tram

By daytime trams Nos. 6, 9, 18 and 22 or night trams Nos. 53, 57, 58 and 59 to the stop “Národní třída”, then by foot along Národní street, then 28. října street, turn left to Na Můstku street and right to Rytířská street.

By daytime trams Nos. 5, 8, 14 and 26 or night trams Nos. 51, 54 and 56 to the stop “Náměstí Republiky”, then on foot around the Municipal House to the Powder Gate, on Celetná street to Ovocný trh.

By daytime trams Nos. 3, 9, 14, 24 or night trams Nos. 52, 54, 55, 56 and 58 to the stop “Jindřišská”, then on foot along Nekázanka / Panská streets, turn left to Na Příkopě street and then right to Havířská street (from Na Příkopě street you can also walk through the Myslbek arcade).

 

By metro

To the station “Můstek”, lines A and B (green and yellow), then on foot through Na Můstku street and right to Rytířská street.

 
 
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