Těžká Barbora

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Těžká Barbora (English: Heavy Barbora) is a Czech satirical play directed against the rising power of the Nazi régime. It was premiéred on 5 November, 1937 at Osvobozené divadlo in Prague. The comedians Jan Werich and Jiří Voskovec appeared in the main roles, Jaroslav Ježek created the music.[1]

Plot[edit]

The story depicts a conflict between two fictional noble houses, Eidamští ("Eidams") and Yberlandští ("Yberlands"), the later attacking the former, the former then employing two soldiers (Werich and Voskovec), that build a cheese cannon (Těžká Barbora).

Productions[edit]

Divadlo ABC[edit]

Divadlo Radar[edit]

  • Directed by Radka Tesárková, The play had premiere on 30 November and 1 December 2007 in Radar Theatre, Prague.
  • Kristian van Bergen, mayor of Eidam City .... Jakub Baran or Vojtěch Klinger
  • Greta, his unfaithful wife .... Eliška Holzknechtová or Barbora Kašpaříková
  • Hans Bolz, marshal .... Vojtěch Koutek
  • Elisabeth, his devoted wife .... Markéta Hausnerová or Silvie Průšová or Andrea Šíchová
  • Gustav Harmoniensis, teacher .... Jakub Hudec
  • Vandergut, lord of castle .... Matěj Trojan
  • Siska, mayor's butler .... Anna Kottasová or Kateřina Tvrdíková
  • Krištof, cheesemaker .... Oliver Cox
  • Peter, noble foreigner .... Jakub Heřmánek
  • Shop assistant .... Eliška Holzknechtová or Barbora Kašpaříková
  • 1st Citizen of Eidam .... Markéta Hausnerová or Silvie Průšová
  • 2nd Citizen of Eidam .... Anna Štěpánková
  • 3rd Citizen of Eidam .... Lucie Špitálská or Ludmila Římanová
  • Pyšvejcová, 1st schoolchild .... Anna Kottasová or Kateřina Tvrdíková
  • 2nd schoolchild .... Markéta Hausnerová or Andrea Šíchová
  • 3rd schoolchild .... Lucie Špitálská or Ludmila Římanová
  • 4th schoolchild .... Kateřina Chadimová or Anna Štěpánková
  • Captain .... Eliška Holzknechtová or Barbora Kašpaříková
  • Corporal .... Markéta Hausnerová or Silvie Průšová
  • Jinkney .... Anna Kottasová or Kateřina Tvrdíková
  • 1st Freelance .... Lucie Špitálská or Ludmila Římanová
  • 2nd Freelance .... Kateřina Chadimová or Anna Štěpánková

Divadlo A. V. Šembery[edit]

  • Directed by Josef Víšo. The play had premiere 21 September 2009 in A. V. Šembera Theatre, Vysoké Mýto.
  • Kristian van Bergen .... Vladimír Martínek
  • Greta, his unfaithful wife .... Dana Labová
  • Hans Bolz, marshal of Eidam .... Petr Ryška
  • Elisabeth, his devoted wife .... Petra Vtípilová
  • Vanderburg, lord of castle .... Karel Fenik
  • Gustav Harmoniensis, teacher .... Petr Klofanda
  • Siska, mayor's butler .... Michaela Kotrbová
  • Krištof, cheesemaker .... Václav Doležal
  • Peter, noble foreigner .... Richard Matoušek
  • Shop assistant .... Marie Švadlenová
  • Councillor of Eidam .... Pavel Pešek
  • Baker Woman .... Martina Štěpánová
  • Butcher .... Martin Divoký
  • Captain .... Josef Víšo
  • Corporal .... Martin Divoký
  • Jikney .... Karel Jiskra
  • Jailor .... Karel Jiskra
  • 1st schoolchild .... Tereza Havlíková
  • 2dn schoolchild .... Barbora Fuksová
  • 3rd schoolchild .... Žaneta Burešová
  • 4th schoolchild .... Denisa Škorňová
  • 5th schoolchild .... Lada Eliášová
  • 1st Freelance .... Tomáš Válek
  • 2dn Freelance .... Marek Harvan

References[edit]

  1. ^ Holzknecht, Václav (2007). Jaroslav Ježek a Osvobozené divadlo. Prague: ARSCI. pp. 126–127. ISBN 978-80-86078-67-0. 

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