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National Marionette Theatre

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National Marionette Theatre

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Zatecka 98/1 Stare Mesto, Prague 110 00 Czech Republic
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jeffrey h wrote a review Dec 2019
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii563 contributions241 helpful votes
While in Prague we took in the marionette show. This art form does not exist in the US as far as I know and was lurking on my bucket list. The marionettes performed Don Giovanni in two acts. I believe this is their usual production. I studied the opera beforehand so I was able to follow the plot. Everything went as we expected except google maps had the theater on the wrong block, which caused us to do some hunting. It would have been a good idea to find it in daylight. Also, they did not allow a chance to take a photo of the marionettes in the theater. Finally, I guess we are spoiled by television and have, therefore, a short attention span. Towards the end it got a little tedious. All in all it was a worthwhile experience.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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TensionDBSK wrote a review Dec 2019
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We visited on a weekday afternoon in December and had the whole theatre to ourselves. Our guide was truly passionate about the history of marionette and the artists behind this traditional heritage. We went backstage and were shown the numerous puppets used later in the evening and even had the opportunity to learn how to use them. Highly recommend to further enrich your Prague visit.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Steve S wrote a review Nov 2019
North Shields, England, United Kingdom26 contributions14 helpful votes
Really good fun, and cosy venue with friendly staff. Humorous take on something I wouldn’t usually choose to see, worth going.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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julijoyeux wrote a review Oct 2019
Bordeaux, France109 contributions47 helpful votes
I LOVED this marionette performance of Don Giovanni. What a perfect way to showcase Mozart, opera, and the Czech tradition of puppetry. I laughed at the silliness, enjoyed the music, and wondered at the complexity of the stage movements. Honestly, I was so involved that toward the end, when the puppets become "lifeless", I was amazed at how much the puppeteers had brought them to life! The theater seats around 200 and we sat in the front row (October), but I don't think the back row would make it all as charming. Be there when the doors open if you're visiting in peak season!
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Date of experience: October 2019
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janeyac wrote a review Oct 2019
Providence, Rhode Island20 contributions14 helpful votes
We were excited to see a marionette production of the Magic Flute and were terribly disappointed with the unprofessionalism. The queen was a cardboard disk! It was the worst staged performance I’ve ever seen with amateur scenery and the puppets did not sync with the arias. Do not, and I stress, do not waste your time and money. Unless you knew the story, the performance did not offer a good interpretation.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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