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Albertová Helena

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Playwright/Dramatist; Director/Principal; Exhibition Curator (* 1941/9/1 Praha)

Helena Albertová graduated from the Secondary Technical School of Interior Design. She worked in the Youth (Mládí) Drama Ensemble as a director’s assistant, designer, and actress. Starting in 1961, she was a stage technician at the West Bohemian Theatre in Klatovy. After moving to Prague, she worked as an upholsterer at the Vinohrady Theatre, and in 1965, she began studying philosophy and sociology at Charles University. After graduating, she worked at Krátký Film, among others. In 1975, she began working in the scenography department of the Theatre Institute, where she was involved in many editions of the Prague Quadrennial, and from 1990 to 1995, she held the position of director. She has written many specialist publications on scenography and has curated many exhibitions both in the Czech Republic and abroad. She has written numerous theatre and radio plays.

Her husband was actor and playwright Pavel Landovský (1936–2014).

Oral history of the Czech theatre

This project was launched in 2015 and seeks to capture the memories of important figures in the field of Czech theatre in audio recordings (usually around four hours long) and, in most cases, also in a short video recording (10–20 minutes long). The recordings are followed by a report of the conversation, which offers a summary of discussed topics and personalities, after every 15-20 minutes. Photographs and personal documents (both in digital format), provided by the narrator, are also available.

The Oral History Module provides a list of figures who have recorded their memories, along with a brief profile, current photograph, and the interview protocol. Full recording, including all the additional materials, is supposed to be studied by registered researchers in the Information and Documentation Department of ATI only. Feel free to contact Lucie Čepcová: lucie.cepcova(at) if you are interested.

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