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The Droeshout Portrait: How Shakespeare Is Born?

LES ANTLIACLASTES IN COPRODUCTION WITH TWB, DIFA JAMU AND CZECH CENTRE PARIS 24. 5. / 6.30 p.m. / 50 min Radost Theatre / Small Stage GENRE: CZ, Children, Coproduction

For children from 12 years


Possibility to obtain a quantity discount of -25%.
Regular NdB discounts can be applied to tickets.
The discount for seniors is 30%.
The discount for disabled persons and students is 50%.
Discounts are not to be combined.

At the beginning, there was a folio, and a portrait. The portrait of Droeshout. And next? The Shakespeare phenomenon. It’s late night. William Shakespeare, who has just dipped his quill in ink, is about to write his next play. Perhaps Hamlet? That’s the way it must have happened… or not? Shakespeare might not have been sitting at his table but on the bank of the Thames, or in a friend’s garden… And what if he hadn’t even quit Stratford, and all the works attributed to him were written by other authors? Edward de Vere? The Queen? Or a swan?
Students of the Janáček Academy of Performing Arts, guided by Patrick Sims, create a puppet show inspired by the greatest personality of the world’s drama theatre, and by the most famous painting whose ambiguity opens the way for our imagination.

The performance was coproduced by TWB, the French ensemble Les Antliaclastes, the Czech Centre Paris and the Janáček Academy of Performing Arts.

Direction, puppets, music, supervision: Patrick Sims

Dramaturgical supervision: Barbara Gregorová

Pedagogical supervision: Pavel Borák, Petra Vodičková, Michal Zetel

Coproduction project manager: Martina Měšťanová

Light and sound design: Petr Kholl

Production: Barbora Šíblová

Stage design: Kristina Komárková, Marie Štěpánová, Emma Žežulová a kolektiv

Dramaturgy: Helena Gricová, Sára Matůšová, Barbora Šíblová, Emma Žežulová

Photo, video: Barbora Bachanová

Screening: Kristina Komárková

Cast: Helena Gricová, Kristina Komárková, Sára Matůšová, Barbora Šíblová, Marie Štěpánová, Emma Žežulová