Die Abenteuer des braven Soldaten Schwejk

Nach dem Roman von Jaroslav Hašek
[The Adventures Of The Good Soldier Schwejk / Švejk
Based on the novel by Jaroslav Hašek]

Schwejk, a talkative, duty-bound Czech soldier manages to reveal the absurdities of the World War I through his unshakable, curious nature. On his journey through military prisons, hospitals and army camps, everyone thinks he’s incurably stupid. But perhaps it’s his naiveté, misunderstood as »stupidity«, that allows him to grapple with the convulsions produced by the war and demonstrate more clearly the problems and deficits of a decaying society.
David Gieselmann’s fast-paced adaptation follows this likeable dunderhead on his journey and tells with great wit of the turbulent times in the early 20th century.

David Gieselmann

David Gieselmann

David Gieselmann (born in 1972 in Cologne) grew up in Darmstadt and studied playwriting in Berlin. Since 1999, Gieselmann has been writing plays and radio plays. In 1999 he was invited to the “International Residency of Playwrights” and ...

Plays by David Gieselmann

Jaroslav Hasek

Jaroslav Hasek

Plays by Jaroslav Hasek






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