Schwejk

Nach Motiven des Romans Der brave Soldat Schwejk von Jaroslav Hašek
Durchgesehen und ergänzt von Leonhard Koppelmann
[Schwejk
A loose adaptation of the novel by Jaroslav Hašek]

Jaroslav Hašek meets Doctor Who: Peter Jordan’s meek but mischievous clown, the soldier Schwejk, embarks on a headlong rush through time. Mirroring Hašek’s original text, everything begins during the alarm of the First World War. But soon characters stumble into the story who don’t belong here. Schwejk meets the young Adolf Hitler and Xerxes, a talking mole and well-armed special forces. Cannons blast, bombs fall and Hašek’s satirical, picaresque novel is pushed by Jordan ever onward into an anarchic phantasmagoria of war, expanding on the wit of the original by using knowledge bitterly acquired in the 21st century.

Peter Jordan

Peter Jordan

Born in Dortmund in 1967, Peter Jordan’s stage acting career has included work at the Schauspielhaus theatre in Bochum, and from 2000 to 2009 at Hamburg’s Thalia Theater. He has also played many cinema and television roles. For many years, he has ...

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Jaroslav Hasek

Jaroslav Hasek

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U: 25.01.2019 Düsseldorfer Schauspielhaus (Regie: Leonhard Koppelmann)