One of the most famous Czech novels — Bohumil Hrabal’s I Served the King of England, adapted to stage by Czech director and playwright David Jarab, and directed by Czech director Michal Dočekal —premiered on 16 October 2013 at the Hungarian Theatre of Cluj in Romania.
“Hrabal writes about the passing away of Europe, the passing away of an age that has disappeared. But don’t decay and death await everything and everybody? Don’t we read about the possibilities of a life lived in the shadow of the end? Jan Díte’s story is not just a special metaphor for Europe’s 20th century, but it is a confession of the European man of our age about his existential situation.”
I Served the King of England
Written by Bohumil Hrabal
Adaptated by David Jarab
Director | Michal Dočekal
Director's assistant | László Szabó G.
Music | Ivan Acher
Costume Design | Carmencita Brojboiu
Set Designer | Martin Chocholousek
Choreographer | Ferenc Sinkó
Stage manager | Yvonne Nagy
At the Hungarian Theatre of Cluj, Romania
Opened on 16 October 2013
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