Protest (tr. Novak)

by  Jan Novak, Vaclav Havel

Short Play, Dramatic Comedy  /  2m

NOTICE: Please be advised, this title is from the Samuel French Vault and is made from a scan of an archived manuscript. We hope you’ll treasure this glimpse into theatre history.

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Ferdinand Vanek, the eternal dissident and the central character in Audience, Private View and this impressive autobiographical one-act, is approached by a friend whose future son-in-law, a song writer/singer and member of an opposition party, has been arrested. Vanek is asked to formulate a protest resolution, collect signatures and activate interest abroad so that his friend can save his pregnant daughter's intended spouse without endangering his comfortable middle class existence.
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Jan Novak

Jan Novak

Vaclav Havel

Václav Havel (1936 – 2011) was born in Prague, and was the first president of post-communist Czechoslovakia and the proceeding Czech Republic. In addition to his notoriety from a long history of Czech political involvement, he is regarded as one of the most influential European playwrights. His plays include The Memora ...

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