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Milichovská Eva

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Set Designer; Costume Designer; Painter (* 1932/6/4 Bohumín)

Eva Milichovská graduated from the Ohradní Grammar School in Prague. She did not pass the entrance examinations for the Academy of Arts, Architecture, and Design and consequently started as a draughtsperson for Stavoprojekt. The company soon recommended her for architectural school, in which she enrolled in 1952. After four semesters, the enthusiastic attendee of DISK Theatre performances decided to try the entrance interview for the Theatre Faculty of the Academy of Performing Arts, where, thanks to her architectural experience and sense for space, she captured the attention of Professor František Tröster. She graduated in 1959, but had already been given an engagement two years earlier by the Horácké Theatre in Jihlava. In 1961, Joan Brehms offered her a job at the South Bohemian Theatre in České Budějovice. Then Eva worked for a short time at the Municipal Theatre in Most before returning to Jihlava in 1969, where she remained until 1991.

She has over 200 stage and costumes designs to her name. In recent years, she has been devoting her time solely to figural painting.

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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