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Topic: Theatre (151 records)

Jiří Suchý and Jiří Šlitr

A duo of authors, singers and actors, co-founders of Semafor Theatre. Authors of many popular Czech songs.

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.

Josef Svoboda

Internationally recognised scenographer and scenic designer. One of the founders of Laterna magika.

Libuše Šafránková

Prominent theatre, film and television actress. One of the most popular representatives of fairy-tale princesses.

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.

Zora Šemberová

Exceptional dramatic dancer and an excellent dance teacher, the first person to dance the role of Juliet in Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet. After emigration, she taught dancing in Adelaide, Australia.

Josef Škvorecký

Writer, screenwriter, essayist and publisher who founded with his wife the famous exile publishing company Sixty-Eight Publishers in Toronto. As a writer, he became famous primarily for his novel The Cowards (Zbabělci), banned by censorship soon after its release.

Jan Nepomuk Štěpánek

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

Švanda’s Theatre

A city-run drama theatre in Štefánik Street in Prague, whose building has a long theatrical history.

Jiřina Švorcová

Film, theatre, television and radio actress, reciter. Known primarily as a typical female protagonist in Normalisation series of Czechoslovak Television.

Theatre Behind the Gate

World famous Prague theatre active between 1965 and 1972 in the Adria palace. It particularly focused on drama performances. Unsuccessful attempts at its revival have been made since 1989.

Theatre during the Czech National Revival

A period of forming a modern, purely Czech theatre, culminating in the construction of the National Theatre. An important part of the process of the National Revival and a means of spreading the Czech language.

Theatre in Dlouhá

A city-run drama theatre in Prague, located in a building with a long theatre history, on the corner of streets Hradební and Dlouhá. The Jiří Wolker Theatre used the venue for several decades.

Theatre on the Balustrade

One of the most important theatres in Prague. It is located in Anenské Square.

Those were the days of games!... And blackberries!...

A quote from the French play Cyrano de Bergerac by Edmond Rostand.

Ivan Trojan

Prominent theatre, film, television and radio actor, voice actor and screenwriter. One of the most sought-after and highly-acclaimed contemporary Czech actors.

Jan Tříska

Famous Czech-American theatre and film actor, voice actor and reciter.

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.

Umělecká beseda

The first Czech art society, in which writers, fine artists and musicians could meet from the 1860s.

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.

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