Programme

Conference Programme in PDF, Conference Booklet in PDF

MONDAY, November 7

Welcome Event venue: Masaryk University, Faculty of Arts (Arna Nováka 1, building B2, ground floor)

7.00pm

Conference Welcome Event: Exhibition Operatic Shakespeare in Brno opening (guest of honour: prof. Milan Pol, Dean of the Faculty of Arts)

 

Conference Day 1: TUESDAY, November 8

Conference venue: Masaryk University, Faculty of Arts (Arna Nováka 1, room B 2.23)

9.00am

Morning coffee/tea available

9.00–10.00am

Registration

10.00–11.00am

Keynote speech

Joseph Brandesky: Jaroslav Malina’s Shifting Shakespeares –From Action Design to the Big Synthesis

11.00–11.30am

Coffee break

11.30am–12.30pm

Section 1 (chair Šárka Havlíčková Kysová)

Eva Stehlíková: Going To Bed With Cressida. A side note on Malina’s stage setting for Rajmont’s Troilus and Cressida production (Činoherní studio – Drama Studio, 1979)

Dennis Christilles: Jaroslav Malina and the Winds of Change: Observations on Two Productions on the Cusp of the Velvet Revolution

12.30–2.00pm

Lunch break

 2.00–3.30pm

Section 2 (chair Martin Bernátek)

Jana (Bžochová-)Wild: Oriental Bazaar or Communist Garbage? (Comedy of Errors, 1971)

Dagmar Inštitorisová: Scenography of Shakespearomania I – III by Peter Scherhaufer in the Goose on the String Theatre in Brno

Věra Velemanová: Jan Dušek and his three Hamlets

3.30–4.00pm

Coffee break

4.00–5.00pm

Section 3 (chair Klára Škrobánková)

Tereza Zálešáková: A Midsummer Night’s Dream as a matter of gender

Jana Cindlerová: Hamlet in Ostrava

 

Conference Day 2: WEDNESDAY, November 9

Conference venue: Masaryk University, Faculty of Arts (Arna Nováka 1, room B 2.23)

9.15am

Morning coffee/tea available

9.30–10.30am

Keynote speech

Christian Billing: Race as Scenography in Jozef Ciller’s Set Design and Katarína Holková’s Costumes for Rastislav Ballek’s Production of Othello at the Národní Divadlo Brno (2014)

10.30–11.00am

Coffee break

11.00am–12.00pm

Section 4 (chair Eliška Poláčková)

Vlasta Koubská: Stage and costume designs of František Zelenka (1904–1944) for Shakespeare productions

Zuzana Koblišková: Katarína Holková and her visual poetics for Shakespeare

12.00pm–1.30pm

Lunch break

1.30–2.30pm

Section 5 (chair Šárka Havlíčková Kysová)

Ewa Tomaszewska: Midsummer Night’s Dream in Polish puppet theatres in the Silesia region – performances directed by Josef Krofta and Marián Pecko

Martin Bernátek: Think of Props: objects on stage in Daniel Gulko’s Shakespearian clownerie Chaos of the Heart

2.30–3.00pm

Coffee break

3.00–4.00pm

Concluding speech, discussion

Pavel Drábek: “First I talk, then we read, and then for a couple of days I talk…”: Comparative Dramaturgy, Interactions with Scenography, and Our Continued Discussions on Czech and Slovak Scenographies for Shakespeare (concluding speech)

5.00pm

 Informal farewell dinner

The programme is subject to change.

Source: Scénografický fond IDU

Source: Scénografický fond IDU

Source: Scénografický fond IDU

Source: Goose on the String Theatre Website

Source: Scénografický fond IDU

Source: Goose on the String Theatre Website

Side Events

EXHIBITION OF JAROSLAV MALINA’S PAINTINGS FROM 2011 TO 2016

Venue: Divadlo Husa na Provázku (Theatre Goose on the String), Zelný trh 9, foyer

If you are interested to visit the exhibition, please, contact the conference organizers.

 

EXHIBITION "OPERATIC SHAKESPEARE IN BRNO"

Venue: 1st floor of building B, conference venue

 

THEATRE PERFORMANCES

Tue, Nov 8

 “Amadeus (i.e. Beloved by God) – Hommage à Miloš Forman”

Are we able to withstand light when it too vehemently shines in our eyes? This production is dedicated to Miloš Forman who allowed the theatre to work with motifs from his film.

He behaves like a runaway teenager and writes works of musical genius. Antonio. He claims to be the patron of the average man and in frustration he turns to crime. As a backdrop there is the constant sound of the Requiem and something otherworldly floats through the air. One wants to cry, repent, and, perchance, to pray – however there is no longer anyone to address. Salieri has silenced God...

Venue: Divadlo Husa na provázku (Goose on the String Theatre), Zelný trh 9

Duration: 7–9.30pm

Language: Czech

 

“Tosca”

 She sacrificed all for art and love and in the end there was only desolation and death…

Tosca – famous star, but also a woman and a lover, who loses everything in a single night. Maria Callas – one of the world’s most famous opera singers, but also a woman and a lover, who renounced all for her art, only in the end to give up art for a love that was never fulfilled. Two fates that merge in one moment…

Venue: Janáčkovo divadlo (Janáček Theatre), Rooseveltova 1–7

Duration: 7–9.30pm

Language: Performed in the original Italian with Czech and English surtitles

 

Wed, Nov 9

“The Black Swan”

Not even swans are what they seem to be…

People seem to base their predictions on previous experiences. Experiences, however, prove that no previous experience can prevent us from making mistakes in predicting the future. Based on a bestseller by Nassim Taleb, American scientist and investment adviser, who analyses the phenomenon of “black swans”, unexpected situations and events that have a great impact on individuals and even the society.

Venue: Divadlo Reduta (Reduta Theatre), Zelný trh 4

Duration: 7–8.30pm

Language: Czech

 

“La Traviata”

A Parisian courtesan sacrifices her one hope of personal happiness for the sake of her lover.

The moving story of the famous Parisian courtesan from the 19th century in a classic production of one of Verdi’s most famous operas. Clear and moving lyrical music that in Italian bel canto closely combines with dramatic expression performed by two-time recipient of the Thalia Award Jana Šrejma Kačírková, and Aleš Briscein, a guest performer at the leading European opera stages.

Venue: Janáčkovo divadlo (Janáček Theatre), Rooseveltova 1–7

Duration: 7–9.40pm

Language: Performed in the original Italian with Czech and English surtitles

Amadeus, source: Goose on the String Theatre Website

Tosca, source: NDB Theatre Website

The Black Swan, Tosca, source: NDB Theatre Website

La Traviata, Tosca, source: NDB Theatre Website

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