EVEN A REVOLUTION HAS ITS OWN TIME OF LONG DURATION
Gernot Böhme: The Perspectives of an Ecologically Oriented Philosophy of Nature
truth and lies on the road – volume eight
TRUE MIRACLES OF PSEUDOREALITY
documentary papers – volume eight
IN THE SHOP WINDOW
from Small Histories of Photo traps to Under branch
Karl Schreber: The World In Ruins or Do Not Cry I Shall Destroy a Building Which Would Fall In No Time Itself
ENJOY THE SHOW IF IT’S ACTUALLY POSSIBLE
phenomenon called Televize Estráda
WE LOVE THE TERM „LABEL“
interview with protagonist of Televize Estráda…
TO SEEK THE TRUTH
The Other One by Tomáš Vůjtek
Tomáš Vůjtek: The Other One, dir. T.Vůjtek, Komorní scéna Aréna, 2021.
GETTING TO KNOW ONE’S OWN BINARY SELF BETTER
AI: When a Robot Writes a Play
AI: When a Robots Writes a Play, dir. Daniel Hrbek, Švandovo divadlo na Smíchově, 2021.
BROADCAST INSTEAD OF PREMIERE
Pyotr Ilyich Thchaikovsky: Eugen Onegin, dir. Martin Glaser, cond. Robert Kružník, Národní divadlo Brno, 2021.
PHYSICAL PRESENCE AND OTHER ADDICTIONS
Self, dir. Alexandra Bolfová, BuranTeatr, 2021.
BREJLANDO – THE SIMULATION OF THEATRE
Hamlets, Divadlo Na zábradlí – original performance by duo Mikulášek-Viceníková about life of actors adapted for 360° camera and sound, Brejlando, 2021.
BEHIND THE SCENE OF DAILINESS
at Zábradlí and in Venuše
Dora Viceníková: The Meeting, concept by D.Viceníková and Jan Mikulášek, Divadlo Na zábradlí, 2021.; The Guided Tour of the Venuše ve Švehlovce with the Depressive Children, script and direction Jakub Čermák, Depresivní děti touží po penězích, 2021.
ON TUESDAY WE DANCE WITH OUR VOICE
VOICES Temporary Collective
Voices, concept by Petra Tejnorová and Sodja Lotker, Temporary Collective, 2021.
WE SHALL PLAY AT SINCERITY
You In My House
Jiří Austerlitz: You In My House (an audio performance for two spectators and an apartment), dir. J.Austerlitz, Národní divadlo, 2021.
AUDIO TRACK BLIND AND DEAF
You In My House
Jiří Austerlitz: You In My House (an audio performance for two spectators and an apartment), dir. J.Austerlitz, Národní divadlo, 2021
ONE DAY PERHAPS IT WILL HEAL
metaBALLERINAS by Miřenka Čechová
Miřenka Čechová: metaBALLERINAS, concept, text and performance M.Čechová, Spitfire Company, 2021.
The White Picture at Pomezí
The White Picture, script and directed by Kateřina Součková, Pomezí a Winternitzova vila, 2021.
WHAT TO DO WHEN NOTHING CAN BE DONE?
Czech action art II.
WHEN I STARTED GOING TO THE SLAVIA CAFÉ IT WAS ALREADY EMPTY…
NEW DIRECTIONS OF USE 3/2021
NOT TO SURRENDER, TO SURVIVE. TO SURRENDER, NOT TO LIVE.
new trend of British drama
TO GET OUT OF BED AND GIVE SOME ORDER TO THE WORLD
zoom interview with Mark Ravenhill
THE CZECH REVOLUTION
FROM REVOLUTION EVOLUTION AND THE OTHER WAY AROUND: SHORT COMEDIES WRITTEN FOR sad 3/2021
KLIMÁČEK DANGLÁR: THE TWIN 9 RÖNTGEN
fantasy comics about final battle between theatre and television in our as well as parallel world
The issue opens with Miroslav Petříček’s essay “The Improbability of History”, which is accompanied by an excerpt from the work of the semiologist Yuri Mikhailovich Lotman “Divine Arrangement, or Gambling?”. Karel Haloun’s “truth and lies on the road” series continues with a Slovak instalment “Typo Kucha: Printer, Wine Bar, and Beer Hall” and Petr Fischer’s next “documentary paper” is entitled “To Strip Reality from the Human”). The section “Doubts of… a Sponger” closes with “Confession of a Sponger”. The following section “Czech… Memories” consists of an interview with action artist Jan Mlčoch (“Talks of Old Wigs”), and the next instalment of “new directions for use”, this time by Pavel Novotný, is entitled Records. The first section dedicated to premières at reopened theatres is entitled “After the Second Wave: Biographies…” and Karel Král (“Cheerfully to the Battlefield”) writes about the JEDL Theatre Company’s production The Marital History inspired by the life of August Strindberg. Vladimír Mikulka (“The Most Important Product of a Creative Mind”) writes about a production looking back at the life and work of Nikola Tesla, directed by Jakub Maksymov at the Divadlo Komedie. S.d.Ch reviews the production My Empire is of This World (directed by Miroslav Bambušek, Studio Hrdinů) inspired by the works and fortunes of the German writer Wolfgang Borchert, and the section closes with Josef Rubeš’s review of Koltès’s Roberto Zucco, directed by Atilla Vidnyánszky Jr. at the Divadlo Komedie. The section “Drama in Brno” includes reviews of three productions at the National Theatre Brno: Marek Lollok (“Between the Past and Present”) writes about Milan Kundera’s Owners of the Keys (directed by Martin Glaser) and The Doctor by Robert Icke (directed by Lukáš Brutovský), and David Drozd (“Stoppard’s «Viennese» Play in Brno”) reviews Tom Stoppard’s Leopoldstadt, directed by Radovan Lipus. In the section “Prague Collection…” Vladimír Mikulka (“Slowly and Swiftly”) writes about new circus productions Living Room by Lukáš Karásek and tYhle ensemble and Runners by the Cirk La Putyka, and Barbora Etlíková about “northern adaptations” by the Švanda Theatre in Smíchov: Let the Right One In (directed by Jan Holec) and Adam’s Apples (directed by Jiří Pokorný). Jakub Škorpil (“Hour Hand Moves Slowly”) reviews a staging of the musical Dr. Johann Faust… by Jiří Suchý and Ferdinand Havlík directed by Vladimír Morávek for the Prague Municipal Theatres; Josef Rubeš (“Hippies and Astronauts”) reviews two productions of Shakespeare’s Tempest, one directed by Viktorie Čermáková and presented by DAMU students, and the second directed by the duo SKUTR and an ensemble brought together for the Summer Shakespeare Festival. The section closes with Karel Král’s essay “Emmersive Theatre” about two productions of the Divadlo Na zábradlí: the audiowalk Cleopatra, directed by 8lidí, and Hello Universe! directed by Jan Mikulášek. In the section “And the Party and the Guests” Vladimír Mikulka (“Between Pilots and Bears”) writes about productions from the Regiony Festival in Hradec Králové: Woyzeck (directed by Antanas Obcarskas, Lietuvos Nacionalinis Dramos Teatras) and Where Are We Going to Live by the vi.TVOR ensemble. In her essay “Admirable Bodies in Italian and Greek Fashion”, Blanka Křivánková considers a selection from this year’s Tanec Praha festival: Graces by Silvia Gribaudi and Transverse Orientation by Dimitris Papaioannou. In the section “Slovak… Life Trials” Martina Ulmanová (“It is Weird to play a War Drama with Puppets…”) writes about the production Dukla: the Valley of Death by the Dezorzovo lútkové divadlo, and Martin Marcinčin (“An Exam from the Cancer”) about a production of Michaela Zakuťanská’s play Adulthood, directed at the National Theatre Prešov by Jiří Pokorný. The play of the issue is David Finnigan’s 44 Sexual Acts in One Week in a translation by Ester Žantovská and it is accompanied by an interview with the author entitled “Shocks Will Be Ever Greater and More Frequent”. The next “short comedy” written for the SaD magazine in the series “From Evolution Revolution and the Other Way Round” is Michael Žantovský’s Nomination, accompanied by an interview with the author “From Self-Irony to Personal Responsibility”. The comic strip The Twin by the author duo Klimáček-Danglár “about the final struggle between theatre and television in both our and parallel worlds” continues with the instalment “Revolution”.