A part of the Czech educational system. It comprises primary art schools, conservatories and art universities.
A period in the history of Czech theatre during which important theatres were built, including official theatres, avant-garde and small theatres. In 1989, Czech theatres that were on strike played an important in the Velvet Revolution.
A profession established in the interwar period. Josef Svoboda is one it is most prominent representative.
A prominent 20th-century Czech writer, journalist, dramatist, translator and political philosopher. He often worked with his older brother, the painter and writer Josef Čapek.
One of the most important and distinguished Czech theatre, film and radio actors.
Experimental centre of theatre avant-garde in Prague in the second half of the 1920s. Its production of Reverdy’s poem Pilgrim featured innovative use of film projection.
Czech prima ballerina and dance teacher, a long-time soloist in the British ensemble English National Ballet and founder of the courses International Ballet Masterclasses in Prague.
Important avant-garde association of writers, theoreticians, architects, theatre artists and fine artists. It organised different cultural events, mostly in the spirit of left-wing politics.
A Prague theatre located in Zenklova Street. For a long time, it was known as S. K. Neumann Theatre. It specialises in drama.
One of the most significant and most acclaimed Czech theatres. It is based in the street Ve Smečkách in Prague.
Prose writer, journalist, dramatist and screenwriter. His works are inspired by folklore and fairy-tale allegory on current topics is a common element in his works.
Prose writer, poet and dramatist who based his work on a Baroque view of the world. He criticised democratic liberalism in literature and in life.
Poet, prose writer and dramatist. In his youth, he was a prominent representative of the generation of the so-called “rebels”. Conflicts between ideals and reality dominated his later works.
Film, theatre and television actress, voice actress. One of the most popular and beloved contemporary Czech actresses.
Czech band consisting of Petr Eben’s sons: Marek, David and Kryštof. It is characterised by a specific, gentle sound with elements of folk, country, chanson and rock music and original texts.
A theatre at Ovocný Square in Prague, now one of the scenes of the National Theatre. One of the most beautiful and historically unique theatre buildings in Europe. Opera has been an important part of its repertory since its founding. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart personally performed his works there.
Theatre, film and television actress, voice actress and narrator. One of the most famous, frequently cast and popular Czech actresses of the second half of the 20th century.
Theatre and film actor, comedian, radio interpreter, teller of fairy tales, moderator. One of the most popular and sought-after Czech actors, the most prominent figure in Czech dubbing.
Czech theatre, film and television actress who worked in Italy and in German-speaking countries from 1969. Wife of the politician Jiří Pelikán.
Film and theatre actress. One of the most popular and famous Czech film stars of the 1930s and 40s, well-known abroad as well.
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