Thursday 16 January 2020 -
19:00 to 20:30
Velký sál

Twelfth Night, or What You Will is a romantic comedy by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written around 1601–1602 as a Twelfth Night's entertainment for the close of the Christmas season. The play centres on the twins Viola and Sebastian, who are separated in a shipwreck. Viola (who is disguised as Cesario) falls in love with Duke Orsino, who in turn is in love with Countess Olivia. Upon meeting Viola, Countess Olivia falls in love with her thinking she is a man.

Speaker: prof. PhDr. Martin Hilský, CSc.


The event is in Czech

portrét Prof. Martina Hilského

prof. PhDr. Martin Hilský, CSc.

Martin Hilský is a professor of English literature at Charles University in Prague and a translator. He is one of the most prominent translators of Shakespeare´s plays and poems into Czech.

He is a recipient of a number of prestigious awards (Jungmann Prize, Tom Stoppard Prize, an MBE (An Honorary Member of the British Empire) by Her Majesty the Queen Elizabeth II., State Award for Translation, the President´s Medal of Merit (both 2012), Česká hlava (2015).