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Redevelopment

James Saunders, Vaclav Havel

Full Length Play, Drama  /  3f, 7m

Redevelopment
by Vaclav Havel
English version by James Saunders
From a literal translation by Marie Winn

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    3f, 7m
Description
In an attractive mountain stronghold lying above an exceptionally ugly town, a team of architects lives and works. They are planning a radical restoration of the village that is a soulless, characterless drawing board monstrosity. The residents protest but are met with arrogance from the authorities. After a phase of apparent acquiescence comes a rude awakening.

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  • Time Period: Contemporary
  • Setting: A spacious hall in a medieval castle

Casting

3f, 7m
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  • Expandable casting

Press

"On a realistic level, the play is about a universal architectural dilemma ... But it also works as a political metaphor about the whimsical arbitrariness of autocracy ... This is vintage Havel: creating a work that is both specific and universal, tragic

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James Saunders

Vaclav Havel

Václav Havel (1936 – 2011) was born in Prague, and was the first president of post-communist Czechoslovakia and the proceeding Czech Republic. In addition to his notoriety from a long history of Czech political involvement, he is regarded as one of the most influential European playwrights. His plays include The Memora ...

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