Don Quixote

Cervantes, Mikulášek, Sládeček
directed by Jan Mikulášek

an unreal discussion show about reality

Perhaps the first ever novel. Undoubtedly one of the greatest novels in world literature. Cervantes’ two-part “bestseller” The Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote de la Mancha accurately described the advent of Europe’s Modern Age, a period in flux, when the one divine truth disintegrated into a hundred relative truths and people wished to discover and question reality itself. Complex, full of contradictions and increasingly unreal.

Is Don Quixote a madman who cannot see reality? A genius who is the only one to recognise it? A left-wing activist refusing to accept it? Or is he a contemporary of ours, we who are living four hundred years later in an era in which – in the words of the philosopher Baudrillard – reality does not exist?

The dramatist and director Jan Mikulášek will joust with the legendary “knight of the sorrowful countenance” at the Goose on a String Theatre. One of the most distinctive and highly acclaimed theatre directors of his generation, he is currently the principal director at Prague’s Divadlo Na zábradlí. A fitting start to the 2019/20 season entitled 10,000 donquixotes!

 

review

Don Quijote v Brně objevuje, kde začaly potíže s rozlišením iluze a reality
Kde hledat skutečnost?
Donkichotství jako nemoc
Quijotovský mýtus v hledáčku televizních kamer

stage production team

  • director: Jan Mikulášek
  • dramaturge: Martin Sládeček
  • decor: Marek Cpin
  • assistant director: Marek David
  • Assistant dramaturgy: Marie Mlatečková
  • stage manager: Hana Senková
  • photographer: Ivo Dvořák

persons and cast

premiere

Oct 25, 2019 - provázek.sál

time

110 minutes, without an intermission

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