PRESTUPOVANIE DIVADLA A POLITIKY. NA PRÍKLADOCH NIEKOĽKÝCH INSCENÁCIÍ SLOVENSKÉHO NÁRODNÉHO DIVADLA V ROKOCH 2013 – 2018
Transgression between theatre and politics. On examples of the theatrical productions by the Slovak National Theatre between 2013 and 2018
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The authoress deals with the selected productions of the Drama Company of The Slovak National Theatre focusing on the portrayal of modern society. The viewer’s evolution is brought to the fore, as the spectator no longer passively absorbs the theatrical form, but rather expects creators to demonstrate their political attitude through their artistic creation. To get this accomplished, theatre professionals are free to work with more or less known older dramatic texts or with contemporary plays that utilise current body of facts and put their own knowledge to use, with Karpatský thriller/The Carpathian Thriller (2013) being a good example. Equally, they are free to develop their own interactive authorial projects which are based on documentary material. However, in addition to sharing general information, their goal is to obtain feedback from the recipient, i.e. the viewer. Natálka /Nathalie (2016) is exactly such kind of production. It was not only a test of the theatre makers on how this sensitive topic ought to be captured, but it also was a test of the society’s capacity to understand the metaphor without attempting to find an enemy in it at all costs. The most proven type of model for the application of politics in theatre is ancient drama. A well-balanced abridgment of Sophocles' Antigona/Antigone (2018) and the engagement of contemporary original music of the young generation and theatrical images are the most recent example of a political attitude of theatre makers.
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