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Leading Creators of Twentieth-Century Czech Theatre : Polish and Eastern European Theatre Archive, 13 - Jarka M. Burian

Leading Creators of Twentieth-Century Czech Theatre

Polish and Eastern European Theatre Archive, 13

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In this invaluable and detailed presentation of the leading creative figures in a richly innovative and dynamic period of Czech theatre, Professor Jarka M. Burian provides us with insightful portraits of the directors K. H. Hilar, E. F. Burian, Alfred Radok, and Otomar Krejca: of the famous Voskovec and Werich comedic duo; of the scenographer Josef Svoboda; and of the playwright, now President of the Czech Republic, Václav Havel. There are also briefer studies of numerous other directors, designers, and actors. The author, a Czech-American theatre scholar and practitioner, has been a frequent on-site observer of Czech theatre since 1965. He is directly acquainted with many of the major artists and the most notable productions that have made Czech theatre internationally famous.

Industry Reviews

""He employs a politicohistorical perspective that is unobtrusive yet poignant in its understated precision..""
-Marketa Goetz-Stankiewicz, University of British Columbia
"'Leading Creators' provides in-depth studies of extraordinary Czech artists...insightful short biographies with brilliant descriptions of the artists' work..""
-Nina Hein, Columbia University

Introduction to the series
List of plates
K. H. Hilarp. 1
The liberated theatre of Voskovec and Werichp. 20
E. F. Burianp. 40
Alfred Radokp. 59
Otomar Krejcap. 77
Grossman, Machacek, Schorm: three major Czech directors of the late twentieth centuryp. 97
Josef Svobodap. 104
Twentieth-century Czech scenographers in the interwar erap. 124
Czech scenography since 1968: a younger generationp. 147
Czech Hamlets of the twentieth centuryp. 168
Vaclav Havelp. 184
Codap. 204
Notesp. 206
Selected bibliographyp. 216
Indexp. 219
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ISBN: 9780415270304
ISBN-10: 0415270308
Series: Polish and Eastern European Theatre Archive, 13
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 1st March 2002
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 13.34  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.57
Edition Number: 1