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Topic: Theatre (151 records)

Vinohrady Theatre

One of the traditional Prague theatres. It is located in a historic building at Náměstí Míru. It is a very popular theatre focusing on classical drama.

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.

Eduard Vojan

Founder of modern Czech acting, the first real representative of authorial acting. His talent and discipline allowed him to grow from a touring company actor into a foremost member of elite theatre ensembles.

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.

Alena Vránová

Film, theatre and voice actress. Her role in the film The Proud Princess (Pyšná princezna, 1952) made her the most famous representative of Czech fairy-tale princesses.

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.

Ladislav Vychodil

Czech scenographer and teacher who worked in Slovakia and represented Czechoslovak scenography all over the world.

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.

Stella Zázvorková

Theatre, film, television and radio actress, prominent figure of the Prague theatre scene in the second half of the 20th century. She was one of the most popular and sought-after Czech actresses.

Petr Zelenka

One of the most distinguished contemporary Czech dramatists, film and theatre directors and screenwriters.

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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