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Alexander Dumas, st.

The Three Musketeers

Puppet comedy based on the novel by Alexandre Dumas.

Directed by Tomáš Dvořák
Stage design Ivan Nesveda
Dramaturgy Pavel Vašíček
Music Michal Vaniš
Cast Martina J. Hartmannová, Petr Borovský nebo Petr Vydarený, Martin Bartůšek, Bob Holý, Robert Kroupar, Blanka Josephová-Luňáková, Matěj Siegl, Vladimír Sosna
Performace duration 70 min.
Premiéra Czech premiere
Friday, 28 April 2006
od9 The performance is
from 9 years


The Three Musketeers is grotesque hand puppet burlesque of the immortal story of the group, whose motto was "all for one, one for all!" The theatrical performance was inspired by the novel by Alexander Dumas, Sr. and the silent grotesque of Max Linder. Characterized as "scenic comics", the performance emphasizes action and uses live songs on the stage.

The plot of Alfa’s Musketeers is simplified, featuring baby-talk, notoriously familiar English, French, or international expressions, and lots of interjections. The company performs with hand puppets above a wooden wall, in which small window can be opened to reveal hidden chambers with hand puppets or live actors. This "staged cartoon", lasts just under an hour and is communicative and entertaining for both children and adults owing to its scaled down language.  Comprehension of Czech is not necessary. Audiences can find everything they could wish for in an adaptation of The Three Musketeers: excitement, humor, situation comedy, fierce duels - along with professional puppet work, well sung songs, and a directorial vision that infuse the classic story with entertainment, but with oversight of knowledge and love.

List of Awards for The Tree Musketeers:

Total 22 awards + 2 nomination from 2006 –2012

26th Skupova Plzeň 2006

1. Best Performance / nejlepší představení

2. Best Director / nejlepší režie

3. Best Scenography / nejlepší scénografie

4. Best Music / nejlepší hudba

5. Best Lyrics

15th Babkárská Bystrica, Bánská Bystrica, (Slovakia)

6.Prize of Henrik Jurkowski – Main prize of the festival awarded by

                                          honorary board of UNIMA

7.Best Audience Performance

ERIK Theatre Award of the professional theatres of the Czech Republic

8. Best puppet performance of the Year 2006

Award of Theatre Critics of The Czech Republic 2007  / Cena divadelní kritiky za rok 2007

9.Best Performance of the Year 2006 of the Czech Theatres.

- nomination of the most honoured award Alfred Radok Awards 2007 / nominace na cenu Alfréda Radoka 2007

Vice Best Performance of the Czech Republic

most prestigious awards of CZ,  selection by experts and critics committee.

14th International Festival of the Childrens Theatre Subotica

(Serbia) 2007

10. Best Direction - T.Dvořák

11. Best Actor - M. Bartůšek 

14th International Festival of Puppet Theatre for Adults – Pécs,

(Hungary) 2007

12. The Main Prize – Best Performance of the Festival

40th Puppet International Festival 2007 Zagreb, (Chroatia)

13.Best Director - T. Dvořák

14.Best Music - M. Vaniš,

15. Best Performance – Children Jury

16.Best Animation and Acting Group

7th International Puppet Festival – Spectaculo Interesse, Ostrava (Czech Republic) 2007

17.Award for best group cooperation with traditional puppet practice

Showcase Czech Theatre 2007

18.Prize for Most Significant Artistic Work of the Showcase

19.Prize for Most Succesfull Performance of an Audience  

23rth International Festival of Puppetry Art, Bielsko Biala, Poland 2008

20.Honorary Certiticate for Contribution and Cultivation of  traditional Puppetry Art

9th International Puppet Festival „ LUTKE“ Ljubljana, Slovenia 2008

21.Award for Craative Acting and Animation with Puppets.

Festival Dítě v Dlouhé (Child in Dlouha) 2011

22. The best performance /nejlepší představení


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