Last week, I took Carol and Mike Brady to Švandovo divadlo to see a production of Václav Havel’s Žebrácká opera – “The Beggar’s Opera”. While productions at Švandovo divadlo are in Czech, they have a screen above the stage that shows titles in English. If you go to the theatre and you need the titles, sit in the balcony for the sake of your neck.
As we were leaving the theatre, Carol asked me some questions about the play and when and how it had been produced, given the context of
Playwright Václav Havel had been part of the movement pressing for political reforms in
“The Beggar’s Opera” - not an opera - is a comedy, a political satire and an explicitly damning commentary on totalitarianism.