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Lamková Hana

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Puppeteer (* 1934/4/11 Praha)

As a child, Hana Lamková was a member of the Disman Radio Children’s Choir. Then, during her secondary school studies, she participated in the Youth Theatre Collective led by Darek Vostřel. She obtained a degree in puppetry from the Theatre Faculty of the Academy of Performing Arts and immediately entered into an engagement with the Regional Puppet Theatre in Česke Budějovice – the year was 1956.

Lamková and her husband, Josef Lamka (1931 – 2009), eventually became involved in black light theatre. They performed at the Semafor Theatre, the Theatre on the Balustrade, later with Jiří Srnec at the Black Theatre of Prague, and subsequently at the Black Stage Theatre, where Lamková was also a director and the head of the artistic division.

Lamková has written and co-written a number of children’s books and scripts, including the Čtyřlístku story series, Káťa and Škubánek, and Matylda.

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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