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Narodni Divadlo (National Theater)

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Narodni Divadlo (National Theater)

by Honzikova, Milena et al

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Prague, Czech Republic: Panorama, 1982. B1 - A Czech language text hardcover revised edition book in very good condition with a dust jacket in very good condition. The Mylar plastic protected dust jacket has minor overall shelf wear with some light edge wear, very light creasing and rubbing. The blue cloth bound book has only very minor overall shelf wear with an ink inscription on one of the front free endpapers and some edge wear on the back free endpaper. The National Theatre in Prague has an extraordinary position in Czech cultural history. This resulted from the tradition of Czech theater, which since the mid-18th century became the major tool of national awakening. It also rose to this prominence because it was build from voluntary collections as a symbol of Czech national revival with a status comparable to other culturally advanced nations of the world. The work of design and construction brought together leading architects, painters and sculptors. Unfortunately a fire destroyed their work shortly after completion but within a short time the necessary money to repair the structure was raised. Within two years, the Golden Chapel of the Vltava River shone even more beautifully and a richly in form than it had before. For nearly a hundred years it has functioned as the premier Czech artistic center for the performing arts attracting audiences as aspiring actors and singers from all over Bohemia and Moravia. Beginning in 1978, extensive restoration work has been underway, which was scheduled to be completed in five years. The National Theatre is not just a historic building. It is also an institution which includes yet another building: the Tyl Theatre, the former Estates Theater of Count F. A. Nostic built between 1781 and 1783, where Mozart's opera Don Giovanni was premiered. When Czechoslovakia was established as an independent state, this building was acquired primarily for the production of Czechoslovakian dramatic works. After World War II Smetana Theatre was added to the National Theater institution and in 1958 the Laterna Magica was added for the presentation of experimental theater. The early chapters in this book deal with the history of construction of all these theaters, their architecture and their artistic decoration. Later chapters of the book are devoted to opera, drama, ballet and the Laterna Magica. Leading theater theorists introduce the reader to the development of the productions from beginning of the theater's existence with particular emphasis on periods when the organization's work involved significant creative personalities: Kovarovic, Ostrcil, Talich in Opera, Kvapil, Hilary in Drama, and Mach in ballet for example. These chapters are accompanied by the photographs of great personalities and national artists in addition to biographical data and overviews of the major roles. The figurative part of this section of the book is focused on productions from 1945 to 1977, including both older and contemporary works of Czech, Russian and Soviet origin as well as world classics and modern works of other origins. The final chapter is dedicated to set design, which in the National Theater was always connected with the names of leading Czechoslovak painters, beginning with the Alsea. The National Theater early on set itself apart from all the major world theaters in the world by its purposeful use of modern concepts in set design. This artistic vision continually developed and achieved an international reputation for the theater's set design and it is today acknowledged as a world leader in the art of modern set design. At the back of the book is a detailed summary of the complete text of the book in Russian, German and French. Národní Divadlo v Praze má v ceských kulturních dejinách mimorádné postavení, vyplývající jak z tradice ceského divadla, které se od poloviny 18. století stalo nejúcinnejsm nástrojem národního probuzení, tak predevsím z mimorádné a ve svete ojedinelé skutecnosti, ze si je národ postavil sám sobe - jak zní hrdý nápis nad jeho jevistem - z dobrovolných sbírek jako symbol dovrsení národního obrození a zarazení mezi ostatní kulturne vyspelé národy sveta. K jeho vystavení se sesli prední architekti, malíri a sochari, zvaní odtud generace Národního divadla. Pozár, který znicil jejich dílo krátce po dokoncení, je ucinil jejich dílo krátce po dokoncení, je ucinil jeste drazsím nejsirsím vrstvám, které znovu v krátké dobe sebraly potrebné peníze na jeho opravu, takze do dvou let se Zlatá kaplicka nad Vltavou zaskvela v jeste krásnejsí a bohatsí podobe. Témer sto let fungovala jako první ceská scéna, kam putovali diváci ze vsech kraju Cech a Moravy, kde hrát ci zpívat bylo nejvyssím uznáním kazdého herce a zpeváka. Od roku 1978 probíhají rozsáhlé rekonstrukcní práce, které budou dokonceny za pet let. Národní divadlo není vsak jen tato historická stavba, ale také instituce, k níz patrí jeste dalsí budovy: Tylovo divadlo, bývalé Stavovské, kde mela premiéru Mozartova opera Don Giovanni, bylo získáno predevsím pro cinohru po zrízení samostatného ceskoslovenského státu. Po osvobození bylo pripojeno Smetanovo divadlo a v roce 1958 experimentální scéna Laterny magiky. Publikace se zabývá historií výstavby vsech techto divadel, jejich architekturou a výtvarnou výzdobou. V dalsich kapitolách, venovaných opere, cinohre, baletu a poradu Laterny magiky, seznamují prední divadelní teoretici ctenáre s jejich vývojem na nasí první scéne od pocátku její existence, zvláste pak s obdobími, kdy v jejich cele stály významné tvurcí osobnosti: Kovarovic, Ostrcil, Talich v opere, Kvapil, Hilar v cinohre, Machov v baletu. Tyto kapitoly jsou doprovázeny medailóny velkých osobností a národních umelcu obsahujících krome portrétu hlavní zivotopisná data a prehled nejvýznamnejsích rolí. Obrazová cást se soustredila na inscenace z let 1945 az 1977, které zahrnují jak starsí, tak soucasnou tvorbu ceskou, hry ruské a sovetské, ukázky svetové klasiky i moderních del. Záverecná kapitola je venována scénografii, která byla v Národní Divadlo vzdy spjata se jmény nasich predních malíru Alsem pocínaje. Na rozdíl od vsech velkých divadel ve svete, která zustávala v inscenacích tradicní a konzervativní - zde vzniklo cílevedomé moderní pojetí scénografie, jez se pak po osvbození dále rozvíjelo a získávalo stále vetsí obdiv na mezinárodních prehlídkách, takze dnes patrí k svetové spicce. Knihu doplnují podrobná resumé v jazyce ruském, nemeckém a francouzském. 9.5"x10.9", obsah (contents), 287 stránky (pages), Spokojenost zarucena (satisfaction guaranteed.. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

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FL0026
Title
Narodni Divadlo (National Theater)
Author
Honzikova, Milena et al
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Very Good
Jacket condition
Very Good
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Panorama
Place of Publication
Prague, Czech Republic
Date published
1982
Keywords
Czech Language Text Theater History Opera Music Performing Arts
Bookseller catalogs
Performing Arts; Performing Arts / Theater & Drama; Performing Arts / Ballet; Music / Opera; Music / History of Music;
Size
4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall

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