The Invisible (English)


av Jacob Hirdwall

Översättare

Edward Buffalo Bromberg

Originaltitel

De osynliga

Förläggare

Nordiska Aps

Antal skådespelare

Manliga: 1

Genre

Talpjäs

Längd

<60 min

Originalspråk

Svenska

Översatt till

Engelska

Synopsis


The Invisible is a monologue about the importance of culture and its role in society building. The play is also about the threat to culture posed by media conglomerates eager to own and control production, distribution, and who would gladly even produce the products marketed in the advertising they sell. It contrasts the Denis Potter world-view with that of Rupert Murdoch.
The protagonist is a dramaturge at a state run theatre institution, who, using a dancing bear routine to get the audience’s attention, proceeds to deliver a lecture full of wit, personality, intelligence and hard facts, quoting Churchill and Michael Moore and making a strong case for the importance of theatre and publically subsidized culture. He takes fifty minutes to make his case before once again donning his bear suit to continue his crusade.
The play is written by Jacob Hirdwall, playwright and dramaturge at Sweden’s Royal Dramatic Theatre. Translation by Edward Buffalo Bromberg.