Bulva and Kšandička Are Dead
As I have said last time, today there will be pictures of the annual theatre performance on Tolkienconu. This year it was the hobbit rural drama Bulva and Kšandička Are Dead by the theatrical company MOSĎaKŘ OO ORDURES UZP NPCH. If you would like to know what this acronym really means, well, I’m sorry, you will have to learn Czech, since nobody in the area of fifty miles was willing to translate it. In Czech it’s 1. Mezinárodní obrozenecká skupina dějepravné řežby a krasořežby, Oživlý oříšek, ORDURES, ubohá zasraná pěchota, Na poslední chvíli, Se spojenci, 902 10.
The play itself was written by many great artists: W. Shakespeare, Lope de Vega, J. R. R. Tolkien, Vilém Mrštík, Alois Mrštík and many others. They probably wouldn’t specifically agree with this adaptation of their stories, but anyway, they are dead, so they can’t really complain, can they?
I especially wonder which one of the authors created the dwarf who spent the whole time sitting in the pub in his chainmail and either sleeping off his hangover or drinking. The rest was quite simple; two hobbits trying to get one hobbitess who can’t decide which one of them she wants. The two keep struggling to get rid of one another so long that it leads to a duel with poles. However, before the duel Gríma persuades one of the hobbits to poison the blade of his pole in order to get rid of his adversary once and for all. During the consequent duel the poisoner falls struck by his own pole and the winner is poisoned by the hobitess who herself was the point of the whole strife.
Apart from shooting the play itself, I also had an opportunity to do some of the first shots behind the scenes where the actors were still doing their make-up. Judging by some of their reactions, I would say that some ot them saw themselves in the make-up fo the first time – for instance Gríma.
I am still in process of examining my new camera and I think it is really obvious from the photos. I already know that I shouldn’t use ISO 3200 but I can use ISO 1600 in particular situations. I’m also getting used to the facts that my lens can’t zoom so much and I therefore have to chose closer places to stand at. Anyway, I must admit that it got much better from the last time but there is still a long way to go.
So these are the pictures from the hobbit rural drama Bulva and Kšandička Are Dead.