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František Hrubín's Lyrical Drama

To the Interpretation of "Křištálová noc"

Author(s): David Kroča
Subject(s): Theatre, Dance, Performing Arts, Language and Literature Studies, Fine Arts / Performing Arts, Studies of Literature, Czech Literature, Theory of Literature
Published by: Пловдивски университет »Паисий Хилендарски«
Keywords: Czech literature; Czech theatre; poetics; the 1960s; František Hrubín
Summary/Abstract: The study deals with an interpretation of a play by František Hrubín, Křišťálová noc. The year 2021 will mark sixty years since its premiere on the stage of the National Theatre in Prague. The present work discusses the public reception of the drama right after the release and its standing in the context of contemporary theatre with a special account of the response after the ambitious Prague staging in Švando vo divadlo in 2011. The significance of this almost forgotten play by Hrubín lies mainly in presenting non-idyllic characters along with the theme of the revolting youth and provocative daily ordinariness introduced to the Czech theatre by Hrubín at the beginning of the 1960s.

  • Page Range: 201-205
  • Page Count: 5
  • Publication Year: 2020
  • Language: Czech