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Václav Havel: The Pig and Ela, Hela and the Hitch

  • Where: Václav Havel Library, Ostrovní 13, Prague 110 00
  • When: January 22, 2018, 19:00 – 21:00

On how a playwright has desperately searched for a pig for a pig-killing and how old ladies hitch rides.

Vinoř reads Havel, with the Divadlo Prima den theatre having prepared a staged reading of these entertaining “trifles”. The members of the theatre have invited friends from their part of Prague, giving rise to an enjoyable and essentially neighbourly event. Havel can also be read like this – at home in the kitchen or in the neighbours’ garden.

Readers and actors: David Smoljak, Robert Rytina, Markéta Kilingerová, Barbora Marysková

Also featuring: Václava Zahradníčková, Jana Bačová-Kroftová


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Power of the Powerless – samizdat essay

„Technology – that child of modern science, which in turn is a child of modern metaphysics – is out of humanity’s control, has ceased to serve us, has enslaved us and compelled us to participate in the preparation of our own destruction. And humanity can find no way out: we have no idea and no faith, and even less do we have a political conception to help us bring things back under human control. We look on helplessly as that coldly functioning machine we have created inevitably engulfs us, tearing us away from our natural affiliations (for instance, from our habitat in the widest sense of that word, including our habitat in the biosphere) just as it removes us from the experience of Being and casts us into the world of “existences”.“

Václav Havel:
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