The most noticeable change that director J. A. Pitínský and the co-author of the adaptation, Vendula Borůvkova, have made to the outward appearance of Ibsen’s play Rosmersholm is to add the character of the Librarian, giving him a troll mask and stilts. He is expressively played, with superb movements, by Sergej Sanža, who also played a troll in Pitínský’s distinctive production of Nora in Brno’s Divadlo v 7 a půl (Theatre at Half Past Seven). He embodies and personifies the mysterious motif that Ibsen expressed verbally – although Ibsen did encourage directors by saying a troll should be present in every play. In keeping with that logic, Pitínský’s Rosmersholm is pre-ordained and marked out as a fateful place, where, according to legend, when people are condemned to die shortly their ancestors come in the shape of ghostly white horses to take them away.
(by Milan Uhde, Divadelní noviny)
Powered by Froala Editor14th International Festival Theatre Pilsen Booklet (Printed Edition)