DVE SLOVENSKÉ INSCENÁCIE VLADIMÍRA MORÁVKA
Two Slovak productions by Vladimír Morávek
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The Czech director Vladimír Morávek has staged two remarkable theatre productions in Slovakia. Both were staged on the verge of the millennia and were inspired by the world theatre classics. In 1999, Morávek staged Shakespeare’s Macbeth at Andrej Bagar Theatre in Nitra, and in 2005, he directed Cyrano de Bergerac by Edmond Rostand on the stage of the Drama Company of the Slovak National Theatre in Bratislava. The production of Macbeth in Nitra was the most successful and most frequently awarded production of the 1998/1999 theatre season. Both national and international theatre critics were particularly generous in their reviews. The production of Cyrano de Bergerac in Bratislava was among the repertory titles most popular with the audiences. However, reviewers were more reserved in their opinions. Both the productions had several things in common, namely, they both strived to interpret the well-known drama text in a novel way, while putting emphasis on actors’ performance, visuality, epic staging, and musicality. Morávek’s directions of Macbeth and Cyrano have enriched the relations between the Czech and the Slovak theatre scenes with a new experience and have become a significant part of the art biographies of several theatre professionals.
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