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Dec 15, 2008 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM


A play reading. Monday, December 15, 7:30 pm at the Czech Center New York.



Monday, December 15, at 7:30
Czech Center New York, 321 East 73rd Street, New York


RUDOLF II – A play reading.

written by Edward Einhorn, directed by Henry Akona


A play reading.  Rudolf II's thirst for knowledge, whether artistic, scientific, or mystical, was insatiable--as was his desire for lovers of both sexes.  He was surrounded by visionaries like Tycho Brahe and Arcimboldo, plagued by visions of Libuse, and constantly attended by the mistress who had borne his only children, and his valet, a converted Jew whose secret relationship with Rudolf makes him the emperor's most valued confidant.  Set completely in Rudolf's bedroom, the play is a portrait of an emperor who was both extraordinary visionary and self-destructive, as he confines himself and those closest to him to an increasingly suffocating atmosphere of paranoia and mounting madness .


Followed by a discussion with Peter Demetz, author of Prague in Black and Gold.

Presented by the Czech Center and Untitled Theater Company #61, a Theater of Ideas


321 East 73rd Street
NY 10021 New York
United States


Dec 15, 2008 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM


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