GENERÁLKA / MADAME GENERAL

Jiří Hubač

Cast: 1 woman, 6 men

Napoelon Bonaparte is slowly rotting on the tropical island of St Helena. Humidity, heath, rats and bad food rations provided by his English gaolers, who are not enjoying their stay any more than their prisoner, petty arguments and rivalries within his retinue, desertions and illness, all combine to Napoleon´s  humiliation and demoralisation. Into this scene arrives Eulalia Pontiou, a sturdy peasant woman widowed by Napoleon´s campaign in Russia, demanding recompense for her sufferings. A clever, witty and timeless allegorical play reflects on glory, heroism, patriotism, pomp and power play which has not changed at all since Bonaparte´s days.

  The play is available also in English, German and Spanish translation.


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