Komedie Denise Ivanoviče Fonvizina ve zpracování Antonína Kurše na prknech Divadla bratří Mrštíků v Brně

Title in English Denis Ivanovich Fonvizin’s Comedies Adapted by Antonín Kurš for the Mrštík Brothers Theatre in Brno

VELŠOVÁ Karolína

Year of publication 2020
Type Appeared in Conference without Proceedings
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Arts

Description The aim of the article is to introduce the circumstances related to the staging of ????????? (The Minor), a comedy by Denis Ivanovich Fonvizin, or its Czech translation by Antonín Kurš—Maminčin mazánek (Mummy’s Darling), which was performed at the Mrštík Brothers Theatre in Brno from 1959. It was in Brno where this comedy from the era of the Russian Enlightenment was staged until the fall of the Iron Curtain in 1989. This text explains the theatre’s motivation to stage the work of a rather unknown classicist playwright. The author of the article tries to capture the principal historical and political moments in the background of a very complicated cultural and theatrical post-war atmosphere. The excursion in the cultural politics of Czechoslovakia pursued from 1948 can help understand Fonvizin’s comedy translation and its interpretation, including the author’s comments, and it can help define its place in communist-era Czechoslovakia, especially regarding the era of Stalinism in theatres.
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