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  • Playwright

    Brian Friel 

  • Setting

    Janacek's work-room in Brno, capital of Moravia.

  • Synopsis

    Performances combines Leos Janacek's final string quartet, Intimate Letters, with the extravagant, passionate love letters he wrote at the same time to Kamila Stosslova, a married woman 37 years his junior. The play looks at Janacek's frantic life during those intoxicated weeks and specifically at his obsession with Kamila and the manifestation of that passion in the themes of the quartet.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female


  • Cast Notes

    In the original production four of the performers were also musicians from the Alba String Quartet.

Original Production

Original Cast  
Anezka Ungrova Niamh Linehan
Leos Janacek Ion Caramitru
Ruth/First Violin Nicola Sweeney
Judith/Second Violin Jana Ludvickova
Miriam/Viola Fay Sweet
John/Cello Tony Woollard
Production Team  
Director Patrick Mason
Designer Joe Vanek
Lighting Designer Paul Keogan
Pianist Conor Linehan
Head of Production Teerth Chungh
Production Manager James McConnell
Production Co-ordinator Val Keogh
Stage Director Miriam Duffy
Assistant Stage Manager Kenneth Kelly (1)
Technician David Carpenter
Technician Brian Rudden
Set Construction Theatre Production Services
Scenic Artist Liz Barker
Wardrobe Supervisor Joy Gleeson
Wardrobe Assistant Valerie Dempsey
Tailor Denis Darcy
Photography Tom Lawlor (1)
Voice Coach Andrea Ainsworth
Hair and Wigs Ann Dunne
Company Director Michael Colgan (1)
Company Deputy Director Marie Rooney

Published Scripts

Rights Information

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    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

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Source Of Information

The information for this entry was taken from the original production programme and from the 2003 Dublin Theatre Festival programme.