André Breton on French and Czech stages

Source document: Theatralia. 2022, vol. 25, iss. 1, pp. 87-108
Extent
87-108
  • ISSN
    1803-845X (print)
    2336-4548 (online)
Type: Article
Language
English
Abstract(s)
The study intends to explore the impact André Breton's plays had on the interwar stagings in France and Czechoslovakia. I will focus on two of Breton's plays, If You Please (written together with Soupault in 1919, staged in Paris in 1920 and in Prague in 1928) and Le Trésor des jésuites [The Treasure of the Jesuits] (written with Aragon in 1929, world premiere in Prague in 1935, not translated in English), and their staging specificities, including the context: reasons of their staging choice, translation, and reception. The intention of this study is to contribute to the debate regarding the relationship between French and Czech Surrealism.
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