Theatre puppet performance "The Monkey King" by Zdeněk Sklenař
Location:Prague, Czech Republic
Main organizer(s):National Marionette Theatre Prague/ Culture Network Via Prague Ltd/
We present to the world the theatre puppet performance "Monkey King" by Zdeněk Sklenař. This famous Czech artist was born in 1910. In 1955 he visited China. Following his return from China, Sklenář illustrated "The Monkey King", a Czech translation of Wu Cheng-en's novel "Journey to the West" (16th century).
Sklenář became the symbol of this new art form. National Marionette Theatre prepared this performance with illustrations from the Czech translation.
The National Marionette Theatre was established in 1991 and participated 58 times in various festivals all over the world. The National Marionette Theatre offers in its repertoire - apart from Don Giovanni - a replica of baroque theatre with the music of Ch.W.Gluck, “Orfeo ed Euridice” (presented under the title "Magic Theatre of the Baroque World" since 1993).
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