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Oral history of Czech theatre

Mikeš Vladimír

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Translation; Reviewer; Poet; Writer; Essayist; Pedagogue (* 1927/8/11 Choceň)

Mikeš studied Czech language and literature, Latin languages, and comparative literature at Charles University’s Faculty of Arts in Prague, from which he graduated in 1951. He worked freelance until 1992, when he began to lecture at the Theatre Faculty of the Academy of Performing Arts (DAMU), where he was made an associated professor in 1997. He was the school’s dean in 1997-2000. He became a professor in 1999, after which he headed the Department of Theatre Anthropology.

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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