Dejvické Theatre: The Winter’s Tale


„The Winter's Tale is an extraordinary, magical play. It is one of Shakespeare’s last plays and it gives the impression of drawing on his whole life experience. It is cut crystal. When looking through it, it seems as if the world splits into hundreds of fragments. You see love in one of the fragments and hatred right behind it. Self-seeking, stupidity, all shades of egoism in another one and a good heart behind them, like in a fairytale. We see death behind birth, sadness behind happiness, poetry behind shallowness. It is a world where nothing is what it seems, sometimes even the characters of the story do not know who they really are. Children enjoy looking at the world through a piece of glass and I am beginning to understand why. A bizarre, fragmented image of the world is more interesting and true than the reality as a whole. As every reality is, nevertheless, composed of little bits.“ (Ondrej Spišák)

Written by: William Shakespeare

Directed by: Ondrej Spišák

Actors: David Novotný, Martin Myšička, Lenka Krobotová , Miroslav Krobot, Pavel Šimčík, Jaroslav Plesl, Petr Vršek, Veronika Khek Kubařová, Vladimír Polívka, Simona Babčáková, Zdeňka Žádníková

About Dejvické Theatre:

In October 2017, Dejvické Theatre will celebrate the quarter of a century that has passed since its founding. During that time it has built a reputation as one of the most popular and most visited Czech theatres. The consistently sold-out theatre offers performances of different genres that have a common denominator: good theatre, with clarity and an emphasis on acting personalities. Since its inception, the theatre has been theatre of the year five times, and a number of major awards have been won not only by plays but also by individual artists, with nominations every year.

Venue Details & Map

Czech Centre London

116 Long Acre
Covent Garden
+44 (0)20 7307 5180

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