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The Shadow of Jiří Křižan, Josef Somr and Pavel Batěk

  • Where: Václav Havel Library, Ostrovní 13, Prague 110 00
  • When: April 9, 2019, 17:00 – 19:00

Ceremonial presentation of the audiobook Stín (The Shadow)

The audiobook (Tebenas, 2019) brings to life the eponymous novel by Jiří Křižan (published by the Václav Havel Library last year) in the most economical and intense manner possible. The voices of actors Josef Somr and Pavel Batěk, the music of Raven and Robert Tamchyna’s direction together invigorate this story of an abandoned country boy brought up by an old-world and fair-minded grandfather, which is interspersed with “dumb” tales from the Auxiliary Technical Battalions (unarmed alternative military service). The narration gives the listener an almost physical sense of what it was like to grow up on the margins of society as a stigmatised “class enemy” and second-class “former person”.

Participants in the presentation: Josef Somr (grandfather), Pavel Batěk (grandson) and Raven (music). Moderated by Robert Tamchyna (director).


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