About the school
The Theatre Faculty of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague (DAMU) is a modern, university-level art school. It is home to artistic personalities with a broad cultural perspective and an intense desire to pursue the opportunity to integrate theatrical knowledge and skill with artistic experiment. DAMU is a highly selective school, providing professional education in all branches of theatre: acting, directing, dramaturgy, scenography, theory and criticism, theatre management, authorial creativity and drama in education in the fields of regular and alternative theatre, performance studies and puppetry. The most prominent personalities of Czech theatrical life teach here and a number of distinguished foreign experts work as guest professors (including Charles Marowicz or Oleg Tabakov). Courses include bachelor’s, master’ s and doctoral level studies. The school has strong connections abroad and actively encourages placements at various European universities.
The Brothers Karamazov
“Each of you wishes your father dead!”
The bachelor’s production of the Karamazov Brothers is based on the clash of young people with Dostoevsky’s novel. Together with the actors, the production team exposed itself to its central themes – the absence of authority, the impossibility of knowledge, the inability to control oneself, the desire to be held back and the bondage of inner rage.
Three sons longing for the death of their father – a fallen man who knows only cruelty, humiliation, vanity and intoxication with his own ability and power. How to deal with such a person? How is it possible to live in a world where there are no rules? Where does the Supreme Authority not recognize morality and purity?
Author of Book: F. M. Dostoevsky
Translation: Prokop Voskovec
Direction: Aminata Keita
Dramatization: Evald Schorm
Edited by: Jaroslav Jurečka and Aminata Keita
Dramaturg: Jaroslav Jurečka
Scenography, costumes: Michal Spratek
In Czech with English subtitles.