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Topic: Dramatists (32 records)

Tom Stoppard

World famous British dramatist, screenwriter and director of Czech-Jewish descent.

Ladislav Stroupežnický

Dramatist, first dramaturg of the National Theatre in Prague, writer, advocate of theatre realism, one of the first Czech authors of social-critical dramas.

Zdeněk Svěrák

Distinguished Czech film screenwriter, dramatist, actor, writer and songwriter. One of the founders and main representatives of the Jára Cimrman Theatre, as well as a foremost Czech cimrmanologist.

František Ferdinand Šamberk

Actor, one of a few comedians in the 19th century to put the finishing touches on texts of plays (especially his own) on the stage. He sought inspiration primarily in the contemporary social events. He was also a playwright, director and translator.

Jan Nepomuk Štěpánek

Dramatist, translator and theatre director who shaped the national revivalist theatre in the first half of the 19th century.

Josef Kajetán Tyl

Playwright, director, actor, translator, writer and journalist who devoted virtually his entire life to theatre. After 1918, the poem Where is my home? (Kde domov můj?) became a part of the national anthem.

Vladislav Vančura

Writer, dramatist, film director. He was one of the founding members of the avant-garde group Devětsil. His writing is characterised primarily by intense visual and stylistic imagery.

Jan Campanus Vodňanský

Poet, pedagogue, author of the first known historical play with a theme from Czech history, music composer and foremost representative of Prague university before the Battle of White Mountain.

Jiří Voskovec

Czech-American actor and dramatist. He was a part of a duo with Jan Werich, with whom he worked in the Liberated Theatre in the 1920s and 1930s.

Jaroslav Vrchlický

A very prolific writer, dramatist and translator. A foremost representative of Czech Parnassists. His work is one of the richest and most diverse in the history of Czech literature. He was repeatedly nominated for the Nobel prize for literature, but without success.

Jan Werich

Theatre and film critic, director, screenwriter, dramatist and writer. He was a part of a duo with Jiří Voskovec, with whom he worked in the 1920s and 1930s in the Liberated Theatre, and later with Miroslav Horníček.

Julius Zeyer

Prose writer, poet and dramatist, a leading representative of the so-called Lumír generation. Author of the mythical representation of Czechs from the earliest times in epic and theatre form, he is also a part of the generation of the National Theatre.

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