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1 Apr 2015 19:00

S.d.Ch.: Spiritual Death in Venice

An experimental staged reading of A Spiritual Death in Venice, a dramatic metaphor of the end of masculinity, for which the author Miloslav Vojtíšek / S.d.Ch. received his second Alfréd Radok Award. Adapted in English by Eva Daníčková with four actors, with live music & animation.

An extravagant Venetian Baronet fights boredom and contempt of the morbid urbanism and bourgeois constraints of his native city through various excesses assisted by his lackey Lubomír. He finally opts to experience a spiritual death, which is facilitated by the director of The National Theatre of the Mrštík Brothers in Brno and executed by the Angel of Spiritual Death and the Devil without Attributes. But things turn out differently than the baronet imagined…This highly imaginative playful drama filled with linguistic virtuosity, ironic humour and cruelly accurate deconstructions of cultural hypocrisies and social limits was originally designed for a puppet theatre. It will be presented in London for the first time in English as staged reading for four actors.

About S.d.Ch. & his work
Over the past five years, an artist working under the pseudonym of S.d.Ch. has become a phenomenon, embellishment and enfant terrible of the Czech cultural scene. Through his brilliantly written plays, in which even technical comments have an emotionally driven literary form, he ironises our contemporary times whilst still evoking the horrors of their direction. For his literary and dramatic work he has received several awards (including two most prestigious Alfréd Radok awards) and continuous interest from Czech critique. Born in Prague in 1970, today S.d.Ch. (real name Miloslav Vojtíšek) is a well-known author of prose and drama, a collagist and the leader of the underground music band Ruce naší Dory (Hands of our Dora). He is regurarly published by Divus.

£7.00 on the door
/ £5 in advance here

Author: S.d.Ch.
Adaptation: Eva Daníčková
Cast: Cristina Catalina, Christopher Holt and others
70 minutes

Organised by Czech Centre London and Divus London.

Supported by the Ministry of Culture, Czech Republic, Techo and Pilsner Urquell.

Other events with S.d.Ch.

Collages, Drawings and Book Launch
28 March – 23 May 2015
Private view: Friday March 27 at 7pm
Divus London, London SE8 4AL

A Cemetery Romance
Saturday 28 March 2pm
Kensal Green Cemetery, London W10 4RA
RSVP: info@czechcentre.org.uk




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1 Apr 2015 19:00


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