1914 / Prague

  • Národní Divadlo / The Estates Theatre 11 Železná Prag, Prag, 110 00 Czech Republic
The Good Soldier Švejk, the key novel of Czech literature and an ironic insight into war and its attendant absurdity, is creatively juxtaposed in this production with Karl Kraus’s satirical anti-war play The Last Days of Mankind. The modern-theatre wizard Robert Wilson transforms all this into a cabaret replete with scenic images, music and surprising humour in a parable not only of 1914 but also, and primarily, our life today, one hundred years after the outbreak of a terrible war that marked the real start of the 20th century. The powerful production about Europe, its optimists and pessimists (beneath the gaze of eternal Time), is a unique project in which–for the second time–the elite of Czech drama will join forces with an artist setting the direction of global theatre.
— Národní Divadlo

Direction, set design, and lighting conception by Robert Wilson
Theme by Aleš Březina, Soňa Červená
Libretto by Marta Ljubková
Translation by Hanuš Karlach
Music by Aleš Březina
Associate stage direction by Ann-Christin Rommen
Lighting design by A.J. Weissbard
Dramaturgy by Martin Urban
Costume Design by Yashi 

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