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“Kafkaesk - didn't understand anything”

Croatian National Theater
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Bielefeld, Germany
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“Kafkaesk - didn't understand anything”
Reviewed 2 November 2013

We saw the Hrvatski Narodni Theater (HNT) and it looked very interesting. So we checked the internet and saw that they played Kafkas "The Metamorphosis". The pictures looked like it would be a very physical theatre, so we decided to visit the theatre, even without speaking more than two words of Croatian.

From the inside the theatre is also very nice, it has this old "used" look that shows the former glory of the Austrian Empire and the Soviet Era you find so much in East Europe and we like this feeling very much :-). The play was not played on the main stage, but in a very small theatre, "Scena 55". It was sold out and it was very hot in the theatre room, but this added to the strange atmosphere of the novel "The Metamorphosis". But we would criticize that you could see very bad from some places and the seats were very uncomfortable!

The acting of the play was very good, especially the lead actor of Gergor Samsa was really memorable. As mentioned we only understood the first sentence ("Ja sam Gregor Samsa" - "I am Gregor Samsa"), but we could follow the play through the physical expression of the actors.

So, if you want to have an interesting cultural experience and they play a piece with a physical aspect to it (or you speak Croatian), you should absolutely try the HNT!

Visited October 2013
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Zadar County, Croatia
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“Great View From Every Seat”
Reviewed 22 September 2013

We saw Splitski Akvarel, and it was wonderful. The view of the stage was unparalleled. Look forward to attending again in the future.

Visited September 2013
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Melbourne, Australia
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“Looks great from the outside!”
Reviewed 27 July 2013

I took a nice stroll around the area and got many great shots of this place. Nice to check out if you have time!

Visited July 2013
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120 reviews
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“Monument of Split's great cultural history”
Reviewed 21 June 2013

Very old theater, opened 1893. Great for small concerts, opera, balet, just ask and see what's on repertoir.
You'll like it very much.

Visited April 2013
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Atlantic City, New Jersey
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“croatia in split”
Reviewed 21 January 2013

My, croation trip was very nice my parents homeland i,ve lived in croatia for a few years that was some getting use to a big culture shock for me but the sea and food are very good for someone that wants to visit it,s beautiful vacation alot to see alot historical sighting and the food excellent so i would tell everyone to experience this...

Visited June 2012
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