Virtual Study
Database and on-line services
of the Theatre Institute
Oral history of Czech theatre

Šulc Bohuslav

activities Interview
Puppeteer; Stage Director (* 1936/9/5 Mladá Boleslav)

At age 17, after completing a two-year program of economics, Šulc became a student (and later, business partner) of Josef Skupa at the Spejbl and Hurvínek Theatre. He took over the task of controlling the Hurvínek character from Mrs. Jiřina Skupová, eventually mastering the art of puppeteering and enriching the character with many new comic gags. He also created several cabaret performances, for instance about Marcel Marceau or Louis Armstrong.

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.

Fond nyní obsahuje 86 záznamů.

Person list

Other links