“GEORGES MÉLIÈS’ LAST TRICK” / Divadlo DRAK

『ジョルジュ・メリエス氏の最後のトリック』ドラク劇場(チェコ)

Theatrical performance which is a tribute to the world of magic, film and imagination.
シネマ、手品、イマジネーションの世界へのオマージュを込めた、魔法的舞台

「彼は子供の頃から父親の靴屋を継ぐことになっていましたが、絵を描くのが大好きでした。ロンドンで手品ショーを見た少年は、その魅力に取りつかれ、手品師になります。ついに彼は自分の劇場を手に入れ、そこはいつでも満員御礼。なぜなら、彼は女性を蝶々に変えてしまうのです……そして彼は、リュミエール兄弟の最初の上映会に居合わせます。彼は、世界で最初の映画スタジオを設立する優秀な映画監督となるのです。」ジョルジュ・メリエス(1861-1938)は、フランスの映画監督であり、シネマトグラフィーの偉大な先駆者でもあります。

ドラク劇場「ジョルジュ・メリエス氏の最後のトリック」は、映画のパイオニアであるジョルジュ・メリエスの素晴らしい人生と作品にインスパイアされて生まれた人形劇です。観客は、魔術と手品に満ちた不思議で美しい舞台に引き込まれることでしょう。メリエスは初めて映画というメディアの中で「手品」を用いました。メリエスの「手品」は驚くほど想像力に富み、その視覚的詩情は今も失われていません。メリエスには多くの信奉者がいました。メリエスの無限のイマジネーションの世界は、死にさえあらがうものでした。なぜなら、セルロイドのイリュージョンと、イマジネーションという武器は、きっと死神にすら打ち勝つものだからです。史上最高の映画手品師の魅惑的な物語の旅の終わりに、私たちはそれを目撃することになるでしょう。

“He was destined to inherit his father’s shoe store, but in childhood he likes to draw instead. In London he sees a magic show and is so fascinated that he becomes a magician. He buys his own theatre which is always sold out, because he lets women disappear and turn them into butterflies … Then he attends the first screening of the Lumière brothers. He will become a brilliant filmmaker who creates the first film studio in the world.” Georges Méliès (1861 – 1938), a French film director and a major pioneer of cinematography. 

A new staging of the Drak Theatre is inspired by the remarkable life story and work of cinema pioneer Georges Méliès. It takes viewers into the attractive settings of wizards and magic tricks. Magic tricks, that Méliès as first managed to use in incredibly imaginative ways on the film medium, still retain their visual poetry. He had particularly many followers. The Meliés world of imagination is boundless resisting even death, because celluloid illusion and fantasy weapons may perhaps even beat the Grim Reaper … Or not? We’ll find out at the end of the journey through the fascinating story of a greatest film magician of all time.

How to become immortal? There´s one trick!
不老不死になるためのトリックをお見せしましょう!

“An Anglo-Saxon theatre critic would write that Georges Méliès’ Last Trick is an hour of pure theatre, an hour of eruptive fantasy, perfect playfulness, an hour of contagious joy from creativity, that is the event of the season and it is every theatre lover’s obligation to not miss it. (…) Jiří Havelka has created an exceedingly excellent production in Hradec Králové’s Drak Theatre, inspired by the work of Georges Méliès, using the perfectly adopted techniques of silent film escapades and Méliès’ attempts at special effect tricks, and he has got a fine troupe of actors for it.” Michal Zahálka, nadivadlo.blogspot.cz

 “An ingenious combination of a puppet Punch and Judy show and slapstick film, all purely through theatrical, seemingly simple means. It is a tribute to a cinematic magician, but also to playfulness, fantasy and artistic tenacity. Definitely an experience!” Nina Malíková, Theatre Newspaper

 “The Last Trick of Mr G. M. is not just an homage to the pioneer of cinematography, Georges Méliès, but also a tribute to art that does not give up and triumphs over death, mediocrity and prohibitions. An exceedingly Faust- -like tribute to everlasting life in a world full of magic, tricks and enchantment.” Nina Malíková, Loutkář Magazine

“Before Georges Méliès became a pioneer of special effect films one hundred and twenty years ago, he was a stage illusionist – and he conjured up inspiration for his film experiments from these magical performances. Now Jiří Havelka has turned it around in Hradec Králové’s Drak Theatre: using Méliès’ film techniques, he has created a theatrical play that is literally enchanting.(…) Last Trick doesn’t even last an hour all in all, but it is an hour of extraordinarily intensive theatre. Havelka combines inspiration from Méliès with the legacy of the predecessors of black light theatre and puppetry inspirations of a nearly Punch and Judy style. And he adds his interest in paradoxes of time and space.Michal Zahálka, Lidové noviny

ドラク劇場
公式HP:https://draktheatre.cz/en/

◆上演時間:約50分
 Duration of performance: 50 minutes
◆対象年齢:9才以上
 For spectators older than 9 years

◆演出:イジー・ハヴェルカ
 Directed by: Jiří Havelka
◆舞台美術:マレク・ザーコステレツキー
 Stage Design: Marek Zákostelecký
◆ドラマトゥルク:ドミニカ・シュパルコヴァー
 Dramaturgy: Dominika Špalková
◆音楽 :DVA
 Music: DVA
◆出演:ドゥシャン・フジェビーチェク、リュディエク・スマディシュ、ミラン・ハイン、ヨハナ・ヴァヴジノヴァー、ペトラ・ツィツァーコヴァー、ヤン・ポペラ、ミラン・ジュデャールスキー
 Cast:Dušan Hřebíček , Luděk Smadiš , Luděk Smadiš , Milan Hajn , Johana Vavřínová , Petra Cicáková , Jan Popela , Milan Žďárský