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Macbeth — Too Much Blood

Na Zábradlí Theatre, Anenské náměstí 5, Praha 1 - Staré Město, 115 33

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  • Sat 24. 11. 2018 19.00
  • Mon 17. 12. 2018 19.00

„Fuck me or kill him!“ Make Macbeth Great Again!

Evil is not born in a dark cauldron but grows from an unwillingness to admit what makes us happy, both those around us and to ourselves. Where a natural desire for happiness cannot be appeased, therein grows a desire for power. Power that allows us to seek revenge for our own traumas and feelings of worthlessness. A variation on Shakespeare’s Macbeth, in which we cannot be sure whether the action takes place in the past, present, or far future. We don’t know whether we are returning to old models when “men were men,” “women were women,” and anyone who wanted power and money had to spill blood, or whether we are gazing into a future where cultivation, propriety, and empathy have yielded once again to our basest instincts. The world of this Macbeth speaks a universal language in which there is no longer space for transcendence and philosophical thought. A language which names reality simply and inexorably. Only one language and a few words now suffice to understand this world. A Darkblugrass black comedy on a classic theme that blends absurdity with melancholy.

Czech actors in a stage production communicate with a simple, rhythmic abbreviated English that any beginner understands — and anyone who doesn’t can read the Czech subtitles. Please make sure you book the tickets at the balcony to see the subtitles comfortly (if you need them).

script, stage design and director: David Jařab

cast: Miloslav König, Anežka Kubátová/Johana Schmidtmajerová, Jiří Černý, Leoš Noha, Václav Vašák, Ivan Lupták, Johana Matoušková, Petr Jeništa and Petr Čtvrtníček.

duration: 1 h 50 min (with interval)

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