Though this be madness, yet there is method in't: Eduard Vojan's Hamlet on the first Czech stage
MIŠTEROVÁ, I. Though this be madness, yet there is method in't: Eduard Vojan's Hamlet on the first Czech stage. Hradec Králové, 2016.
|Anglický název:||Though this be madness, yet there is method in't: Eduard Vojan's Hamlet on the first Czech stage|
|Autoři:||PhDr. Ivona Mišterová Ph.D.|
|Abstrakt EN:||The aim of this paper is to focus on four productions of Hamlet at the National Theatre in Prague, in 1905, 1915, 1916, and 1920. In order to illustrate the critical reception of these four productions, the paper draws upon a range of contemporary theatre reviews and critical commentaries. It attempts to show how directorial and acting choices have shaped the play in performance, focusing in particular on Eduard Vojan's renditions of Hamlet, set in different national contexts. Vojan (1853?1920) was one of the greatest Czech actors and performers of Shakespearean protagonists, famous for his deep, almost Protean insight into his characters. His portrayal of Hamlet (1905) still represents one of the best Shakespearean renditions on the Czech stage. Vojan discovered and skilfully interpreted Hamlet's complicated character. His Danish Prince was a lonely, sarcastic and nonconforming individual, opposing the world's pettiness.|