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Karl Valentin, Žanina Mirčevska

Valentin on Show

A comical parade of everyday life

First Slovenian production

Director

Eduard Miler

Opening night

16 April 2016
Main Stage

Duration:

85 minutes

Creators

Creative team

TRANSLATOR

Eduard Miler

Drama Igralec: Eduard Miler | odpri ustvarjalca

DRAMATURG

Žanina Mirčevska

Drama Igralec: Žanina Mirčevska | odpri ustvarjalca

SET DESIGNER

Branko Hojnik

Drama Igralec: Branko Hojnik | odpri ustvarjalca

COSTUME DESIGNER

Jelena Proković

Drama Igralec: Jelena Proković | odpri ustvarjalca

AUTHOR OF MUSIC SELECTION

Eduard Miler

Drama Igralec: Eduard Miler | odpri ustvarjalca

LIGHTING DESIGNER

Andrej Hajdinjak

Drama Igralec: Andrej Hajdinjak | odpri ustvarjalca

LANGUAGE CONSULTANT

Arko

Drama Igralec: Arko | odpri ustvarjalca

Cast

Alojz Svete

Adolf

Karl Valentin, a Bavarian comedian, is often compared to Charlie Chaplin and other stars of silent film burlesques. In the realm of literature, he is above all a master of collage. He sets carefully chosen dramatic characters representative of bourgeois life into his fragmented dramatic structures and recognisable dramatic situations based on a misunderstanding. The misunderstanding or error becomes a field of dramatic conflicts that unveil the complexity of interpersonal relationships and create a comic absurdity effect. Valentin’s dramatic acts are light, realistic, lucid, and simple, but at the same time everything about them is very special, unique, and authentic. His ordinary people ever so inconspicuously change into clowns, outlaws, and eccentric characters. The language he masterfully uses is often a pun distinctly demonstrating that nonsense still has sense. The dramatic conflict is based on absurd stumbling against the incapacity of language, and the unique humour mercilessly exposes the truth of our existence.

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