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Kolárová Eva

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Theatrologist; Opera Soloist (* 1929/6/17 Praha)

Eva Kolárová decided to follow a literary career while still a student at the grammar school in Tábor. She also enjoyed singing and won the national round of the Secondary School Games in 1947. Eva started to study literary science at the Charles University Faculty of Arts in 1948, where she met her future husband – the literary historian and translator Jaroslav Kolár. Her second field of study was theatre science, which was transferred to the Theatre Faculty of the Academy of Performing Arts in 1950. Starting in 1966, she became a member of the professional staff and secretary of the Charles University Department of Theatre Science where her colleagues included Jan Kopecký, Milan Lukeš, Dana Kalvodová, and František Černý.

Other achievements include her co-authorship of the book Sto let Národního divadla (One Hundred Years of the National Theatre).

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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