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Vaclav Havel

VACLAV HAVEL   (1936 - 2011)

Nationality:   Czech    Email:   n/a   Website:   n/a

Literary Agent:  Casarotto Ramsay and Associates Ltd  

Vaclav Havel, statesman and playwright, born 5 October 1936; died 18 December 2011. When, to the surprise of western chancelleries, central Europe changed utterly in the autumn and winter of 1989, it was a stocky Czech dramatist lately released from prison who produced the abiding metaphor for what had happened. In 1947, after Yalta and Potsdam, said Vaclav Havel, who has died aged 75 after a long illness, the clock of history had been stopped in his half of Europe  and now it had started again. Havel's own career might resemble the very incarnation of that metaphor  of the notion it encapsulates of communism as no more than a bracket in history, a long deviation from the onward march of capitalism's permanent revolution.
extract from Guardian Obituary of Vaclav Havel

Adaptation / Translations of Plays by Vaclav Havel

SPITFIRE COMPANY  

Antiwords

1st Produced:

Berlin

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Spitfire Company

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Genre:

Performance art, Physical theatre 55 min

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Notes:

Original Playwright - Vaclav Havel

Synopsis:

Internationally acclaimed performance from Herald Angel Award winner Spitfire Company influenced by the works of Václav Havel, especially his play Audience and its legendary film adaptation. What happens when a brewer and a persecuted politician, alter ego of Václav Havel himself, meet on stage? Two actresses, a case of Czech beer, huge original masks and absurd humour. A hit in Berlin, Prague, Milan, Florence, Washington, New York, London, Peking and Oslo.

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VERA BLACKWELL  

Audience (Conversation)

1st Produced:

- - -

1975

Organisations:

n/a

1st Published:

Samuel French, London,

ISBN/ASIN:

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Music:

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Genre:

One Act

Parts:

Male

2

Female

0

Parts other:

-

Notes:

Original Playwright - Vaclav Havel

Synopsis:

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PAUL WILSON  

Beggars Opera, The

1st Produced:

OrangeTree, London

2003

Organisations:

n/a

1st Published:

in manuscript, French, New York,

ISBN/ASIN:

-

Music:

-

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Genre:

Translation

Parts:

Male

8

Female

9

Parts other:

-

Notes:

Original Playwright - Vaclav Havel

Synopsis:

this version casts Macheathe and Peachum as heads of rival gangs of thieves, both are subject to the power of police organisation, each tries to defend himself against corruption and each has only himself to blame for the unfortunate results

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CAROL ROCAMORA  

Conspirators, The

1st Produced:

Orange Tree Theatre, 1 Clarence Street, Richmond, Surrey TW9 2SA >>>

31 Aug 2011

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Genre:

Translation

Parts:

Male

9

Female

5

Parts other:

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Notes:

Original Playwright - Vaclav Havel. Translated by Carol Rocamora and Tomas Rychetsky

Synopsis:

The revolution has taken place. The dictator has fled. The new government is in power. But the prime minister's secretary is under arrest and there are demonstrators on the streets and concern that the ideals of the revolution are about to be betrayed. The chiefs of the police, the army, the law and the intelligence services, aided and abetted by Helga, a rich and attractive widow known to them all, decide that action must be taken to protect the fledgling democracy. They must form a new, secret, Revolutionary Council - and just at that moment they hear that there is indeed a 'conspiracy'. This is the UK premiere of this 1971 play and its first full English language production.

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TOMAS RYCHETSKY  

Conspirators, The

1st Produced:

Orange Tree Theatre, 1 Clarence Street, Richmond, Surrey TW9 2SA >>>

31 Aug 2011

Organisations:

n/a

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-

Music:

-

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Genre:

Translation

Parts:

Male

9

Female

5

Parts other:

-

Notes:

Original Playwright - Vaclav Havel. Translated by Carol Rocamora and Tomas Rychetsky

Synopsis:

The revolution has taken place. The dictator has fled. The new government is in power. But the prime minister's secretary is under arrest and there are demonstrators on the streets and concern that the ideals of the revolution are about to be betrayed. The chiefs of the police, the army, the law and the intelligence services, aided and abetted by Helga, a rich and attractive widow known to them all, decide that action must be taken to protect the fledgling democracy. They must form a new, secret, Revolutionary Council - and just at that moment they hear that there is indeed a 'conspiracy'. This is the UK premiere of this 1971 play and its first full English language production.

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VERA BLACKWELL  

Garden Party, The

1st Produced:

- - -

- - -

Organisations:

n/a

1st Published:

Jonathan Cape, London, 1969

ISBN/ASIN:

-

Music:

-

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Genre:

Translation

Parts:

Male

6

Female

3

Parts other:

-

Notes:

Original Playwright - Vaclav Havel

Synopsis:

officials of the Offices for Opening are at war with those from the Offices for Closing

Further Reference:

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JAN NOVAK  

Garden Party, The

1st Produced:

Brick Theater, NY, USA >>>

2006

Organisations:

Oracle Theatre, Inc.

1st Published:

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ISBN/ASIN:

-

Music:

-

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Genre:

Translation

Parts:

Male

-

Female

0

Parts other:

-

Notes:

Original Playwright - Vaclav Havel

Synopsis:

n/a

Further Reference:

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VERA BLACKWELL  

Increased Difficulty Of Concentration, The

1st Produced:

London

1989

Organisations:

n/a

1st Published:

Samuel French, London, 1976

ISBN/ASIN:

-

Music:

-

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Genre:

Translation

Parts:

Male

4

Female

4

Parts other:

-

Notes:

Original Playwright - Vaclav Havel

Synopsis:

doctor, his mistress, wife and social worker with a special computer that interrogates and interviews

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STEPAN SIMEK  

Increased Difficulty of Concentration, The

1st Produced:

Ohio Theater, NY

2006

Organisations:

True Comedy Theatre Company

1st Published:

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ISBN/ASIN:

-

Music:

-

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Genre:

Translation

Parts:

Male

-

Female

0

Parts other:

-

Notes:

Original Playwright - Vaclav Havel

Synopsis:

n/a

Further Reference:

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TOM STOPPARD  

Largo Desolato

1st Produced:

Bristol

1986

Organisations:

n/a

1st Published:

Grove Press, New York, 1987

ISBN/ASIN:

-

Music:

-

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Genre:

Adaptation

Parts:

Male

9

Female

3

Parts other:

-

Notes:

Original Playwright - Vaclav Havel

Synopsis:

Professor lives in constant fear because of his refusal to denounce his work; chilling account of life in a totalitarian state

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PAUL WILSON  

Leaving

1st Produced:

Orange Tree Theatre, London

19 Sep 2009

Organisations:

n/a

1st Published:

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Music:

-

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Genre:

Translation

Parts:

Male

-

Female

-

Parts other:

-

Notes:

Original Playwright - Vaclav Havel

Synopsis:

Chancellor Reiger is finally stepping down from office after many years of service. Is it unreasonable that he and his family carry on living in the state apartments?

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PAUL WILSON  

Memo, The

1st Produced:

- - -

- - -

Organisations:

n/a

1st Published:

Theater 61 Press 2012

ISBN/ASIN:

978-0977019755

Music:

-

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Genre:

Translation

Parts:

Male

-

Female

-

Parts other:

-

Notes:

Original Playwright - Vaclav Havel

Memo, The

n/a

Further Reference:

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VERA BLACKWELL  

Memorandum, The

1st Produced:

- - -

1965

Organisations:

n/a

1st Published:

Jonathan Cape, London, 1967

ISBN/ASIN:

-

Music:

-

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Genre:

Translation

Parts:

Male

12

Female

3

Parts other:

-

Notes:

Original Playwright - Vaclav Havel

Synopsis:

a provocative and witty assault on the madness of efficiency peculiar to total bureaucracy

Further Reference:

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CAROL ROCAMORA  

Mistake, The

1st Produced:

Brick Theater, NY, USA >>>

2006

Organisations:

Oracle Theatre, Inc.

1st Published:

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ISBN/ASIN:

-

Music:

-

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Genre:

Translation

Parts:

Male

-

Female

0

Parts other:

-

Notes:

Original Playwright - Vaclav Havel Translated by Carol Rocamora and Tomas Rychetsky

Synopsis:

n/a

Further Reference:

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TOMAS RYCHETSKY  

Mistake, The

1st Produced:

Brick Theater, NY, USA >>>

2006

Organisations:

Oracle Theatre, Inc.

1st Published:

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ISBN/ASIN:

-

Music:

-

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Genre:

Translation

Parts:

Male

-

Female

0

Parts other:

-

Notes:

Original Playwright - Vaclav HavelTranslated by Carol Rocamora and Tomas Rychetsky

Synopsis:

n/a

Further Reference:

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JITKA MARTINOVA  

Mountain Hotel, The

1st Produced:

- - -

- - -

Organisations:

n/a

1st Published:

Samuel French, NY,

ISBN/ASIN:

-

Music:

-

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Genre:

Translation

Parts:

Male

9

Female

4

Parts other:

-

Notes:

Original Playwright - Vaclav Havel

Synopsis:

an exploration of the disintegration of human identities

Further Reference:

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VLADIMIR MORAVEK  

Pig or Vaclav Havel's Hunt For A Pig

1st Produced:

SoHo Think Tank, New York

29 Jun 2011

Organisations:

n/a

1st Published:

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-

Music:

-

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Genre:

Adaptation

Parts:

Male

-

Female

-

Parts other:

-

Notes:

Original Playwright - Vaclav Havel

Synopsis:

Vaclav Havel wants a pig to slaughter and serve at a dinner for his dissident friends. The villagers say they have one for sale - but where is it?

Further Reference:

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VERA BLACKWELL  

Private View

1st Produced:

- - -

- - -

Organisations:

n/a

1st Published:

Samuel French, London, 1978

ISBN/ASIN:

-

Music:

-

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Genre:

One Act

Parts:

Male

2

Female

1

Parts other:

-

Notes:

Original Playwright - Vaclav Havel

Synopsis:

Further Reference:

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CAROL ROCAMORA  

Private View

1st Produced:

Orange Tree Theatre, London

10 Nov 2009

Organisations:

n/a

1st Published:

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ISBN/ASIN:

-

Music:

-

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Genre:

Translation

Parts:

Male

-

Female

-

Parts other:

-

Notes:

Original Playwright - Vaclav Havel. Translated by Carol Rocamora and Tomas Rychetsky

Synopsis:

A couple who have been travelling abroad invite a friend to show off the purchases they made. But he seems to be with holding his approval of them

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TOMAS RYCHETSKY  

Private View

1st Produced:

Orange Tree Theatre, London

10 Nov 2009

Organisations:

n/a

1st Published:

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-

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Genre:

Translation

Parts:

Male

-

Female

-

Parts other:

-

Notes:

Original Playwright - Vaclav Havel. Translated by Carol Rocamora And Tomas Rychetsky

Synopsis:

n/a

Further Reference:

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VERA BLACKWELL  

Protest

1st Produced:

- - -

1975

Organisations:

n/a

1st Published:

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ISBN/ASIN:

-

Music:

-

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Genre:

One Act

Parts:

Male

2

Female

0

Parts other:

-

Notes:

Original Playwright - Vaclav Havel

Synopsis:

Further Reference:

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JAMES A SAUNDERS  

Redevelopment, or Slum Clearance

1st Produced:

Orange Tree, Richmond, UK >>>

18 Sep 1990

Organisations:

n/a

1st Published:

Faber and Faber, London, 1990

ISBN/ASIN:

-

Music:

-

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Genre:

Adaptation

Parts:

Male

8

Female

6

Parts other:

-

Notes:

Original Playwright - Vaclav Havel, from a literal translation by Marie Winn

Synopsis:

architects plan a radical restoration of a village that is a soulless, characterless drawing board monstrosity, residents protest met with arrogance from authorities

Further Reference:

Theatre Record Vol X (1990) Page 1198


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GEORGE THEINER  

Temptation

1st Produced:

The Pit, London

1988

Organisations:

Royal Shakespeare Company >>>

1st Published:

Faber and Faber, London, 1988

ISBN/ASIN:

-

Music:

-

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#34458

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Genre:

Adaptation

Parts:

Male

9

Female

6

Parts other:

-

Notes:

Original Playwright - Vaclav Havel

Synopsis:

Dr experiments with necromancy to provide a witty satire of human pride and give a perspective on life in eastern Europe

Further Reference:

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MARIE WINN  

Temptation

1st Produced:

- - -

- - -

Organisations:

n/a

1st Published:

Samuel French, NY,

ISBN/ASIN:

-

Music:

-

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Genre:

Translation

Parts:

Male

9

Female

3

Parts other:

-

Notes:

Original Playwright - Vaclav Havel

Synopsis:

doctor experiments with necromancy to provide a witty satire of human pride and give a perspective on life in eastern Europe

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BARBARA DAY  

Tomorrow!

1st Produced:

unperformed in English

- - -

Organisations:

n/a

1st Published:

Nick Hern Books, London, 1984

ISBN/ASIN:

-

Music:

-

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Genre:

Translation

Parts:

Male

12

Female

5

Parts other:

extras

Notes:

Original Playwright - Vaclav Havel

Synopsis:

written anonymously in 1988 is an historical comedy about the founding of the Czechoslovak Republic in 1918

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