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Leading Creators of Twentieth-Century Czech Theatre

By Jarka M. Burian

Routledge – 2002 – 256 pages

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Description

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.

Author Bio

Professor Jarka M. Burian studied at Rutgers University, and was awarded graduate degrees in theatre and drama at Columbia and Cornell Universities. Burian has lectured at many universities in the USA and abroad and directed numerous productions. He continues to teach, direct and pursue his research and publications.

Name: Leading Creators of Twentieth-Century Czech Theatre (Paperback)Routledge 
Description: By Jarka M. Burian. 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...
Categories: Drama by Period - 20th Century to Present, 20th Century Performance, World Theatre