A PERSONAL RECOLLECTION ON A DIALOGUE OF AN ACTOR WITH DIRECTOR
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An actor who was co-operating several years with the director Pavol Haspra in the Slovak National Theatre drama, and also in the television production, recalls their creative encounters. Palo Haspra was according to Sarvas's experience an original, inimitable director, mainly when it comes to work with an actor. There were some doubts whether he was prepared, or simply started creating straight on the spot, reasoning that he was only choosing what could be gained and found on the stage. This is not true. His directorial book was always carefully prepared. Other thing is, that he really allowed himself to be inspired by the rehearsals, by the actors, and that straight away he could see things much differently on the stage. There were some actors who did not like this method much, murmuring, muttering, or rebelling against, but when working with him, each of them created the unforgettable dramatic creations. Haspra was a daredevil, researcher, able to exalt a dramatic text into a specific staging art, namely such works of art, which had not been performed before - e.g. our classics. He was not afraid to direct the young contemporary authors, he was not the man to settle for the trodden pathways. He risked. And alongside with that, I cannot recall a single staging that would have been bad.
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