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Rags, Bones, Leather

Twenty years of coexistence of “black angel of poetry” Vladimír Holan and “national clown” Jan Werich in a villa on Kampa.

Villa in Kampa - U Sovových mlýnů 501/7, a seeming island of freedom in gusts of history. Formerly Dobrovsky, today Werich's villa. From 1945 until his death in 1980, Jan Werich, the "national clown and national rabbi," lived here. In 1948, half a year after the departure of Jiří Voskovec, the "black angel of poetry" Vladimír Holan moved here on the ground floor. Twenty years of coexistence between Hamlet and Falstaff. Exuberant parties and the innermost prayers. Three perpendicular meters, that was then the distance from one pole of Czech culture to another.

 

The performace won the Mark Ravenhill Award 2019. Miroslav Hanuš (for the role of Werich) and Luboš Veselý (for the role of Holan) appeared in a wider nomination for the Thalia Award 2020.

OSOBY A OBSAZENÍ
WERICH: Miroslav Hanuš
HOLAN: Luboš Veselý
VOSKOVEC: Matěj Anděl
ZDENA WERICHOVÁ: Andrea Buršová
VĚRA HOLANOVÁ: Bohdana Pavlíková
DAUGHTER: Denisa Barešová
FIRJUBIN: Jan Grundman
MESSENGER: Jan Mansfeld

PRODUCTION TEAM
DIRECTOR: Martin Františák
DRAMATURGY: Martina Kinská
STAGE DESIGN AND COSTUMES: Eva Jiřikovská
MUSIC: Ivan Acher
CHOREOGRAPHY: Zoja Mikotová


The performance was put on stage in Slovakia (Bratislava).