Avant-garde Directors and Repertory Theatre



Year of publication 2021
Type Appeared in Conference without Proceedings
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Arts

Description What happens when avant-garde directors enter repertory theatre? How does it look when forward thinking about the stage stumbles upon comedies full of cliches, stereotypes, infidelity, and superficial jokes? Some answers could be derived from Jindřich Honzl’s and Emil František Burian’s work in the National Theatre in Brno. Two out of the three biggest names of Czech theatre avantgarde were employed here between 1929 and 1932. They were working with comedy plays of different quality and different types of humor and tried to transform them into something not only funny but aesthetical and intelligent on the stage.
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