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Topic: Theatre (151 records)

Milča Mayerová

Czech dancer, Avant-Garde choreographer and teacher, author of the dance composition of Vítězslav Nezval’s collection of poems The Alphabet (Abeceda).


International centre of contemporary art, founded in 2001 by artist David Černý. It organises concerts, exhibitions, theatre plays and many other cultural events.

Jiří Menzel

One of the most famous and widely acclaimed Czech directors, a prominent theatre director, active also as a theatre and film actor. In 1960s he was one of the most distinctive faces of the New Wave.

Ferdinand Břetislav Mikovec

Dramatist and theatre critic who considerably contributed to a change in the perception of theatre as an educational institution towards a concept recognising its artistic function and value.

Moravian-Silesian National Theatre

The largest theatre in Ostrava. Its repertoire consists of drama, opera, ballet and operetta/musical. It currently uses three venues: the Antonín Dvořák Theatre, the Jiří Myron Theatre and the Theatre 12.

Jindřich Mošna

Actor and comedian who began with small roles and worked his way up to become one of the most popular comedians of his era. He also became famous as a singer and songwriter.

Alois Mrštík

Writer and dramatist, famous for the play Maryša, as well as the chronicle novel A Year in a Village (Rok na vsi).

Vilém Mrštík

Writer, dramatist and literary critic. His work spans Realism, Impressionism, Art Nouveau and early Expressionism. He is also the author of Bestia triumphans (1897), a manifesto opposing the urban renewal scheme of the historic centre of Prague.

Na Fidlovačce Theatre

A theatre in Prague focusing on lighter genres and musicals and dramas. It is located in Křesomyslova Street in the Nusle district of Prague.

National Theatre

Historically the most important theatre in the Czech Republic. The main building of the National Theatre, built owing to numerous donations, became a symbol of cultural and political emancipation of the Czech people and is also an important architectural monument.

National Theatre Brno

The largest theatre in Brno. It currently consists of three stages: the Mahen Theatre, the Janáček Theatre and the Reduta Theatre.

New Scene

Theatre building built in Brutalist style, with an original façade made from glass blocks, which confidently stepped into the historic environment and is still regarded as a controversial gesture. All the ensembles of the National Theatre perform there.

Vítězslav Nezval

A versatile artist: poet, prose writer, dramatist, librettist, essayist, screenwriter and translator. One of the most distinguished Czech poets of the first half of the 20th century and the Avant-Garde movement.

Oldřich Nový

Prominent Czech theatre and film actor, theatre director, operetta and chanson singer. He is regarded as the pioneer of Czech musical acting and was one of the biggest film stars during the First Republic.

Luboš Ogoun

Distinguished Czech dancer, innovative choreographer, librettist, director and coach of the Czechoslovak society of gymnastic athletes. One of the founders of the group Studio Balet Praha.


Specific Czech avant-garde movement founded by theoretician of modern art Karel Teige and poet Vítězslav Nezval, who sought to create a new way of understanding the world.

Boleslav Polívka

Theatre and film actor, director, screenwriter, dramatist, mime and clown. He is currently one of the most popular film and television actors in the Czech Republic, known abroad as well.

Prague City Theatres

One of the popular city-run theatres. It consists of three theatres: ABC, Comedy and Rokoko.

Gabriela Preissová

Dramatist, writer, dramaturg of the National Theatre. The operatic version by the composer Leoš Janáček of the original realist drama Její pastorkyňa brought her work worldwide fame.

Ivo Váňa Psota

World famous Czech dancer and choreographer who made a career in Les Ballets russes. He was the artistic director of ballet in the National Theatre in Brno and in the Metropolitan Opera in New York.

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