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

Miška František

activities Interview
Stage Director; Actor; Pedagogue (* 1919/8/27 Praha, † 2017/2/11 Praha)

Miška attended a business academy and was involved in theatre on an amateur level, including during his time in Nazi concentration camps during the Second World War. In 1945, he earned his first professional acting engagement with the Kladno Municipal Regional Theatre, and he later appeared on stage in Prague as well: Realistic Theatre, State Film Theatre, and the Prague Municipal Theatre, where he worked as a director in 1965-84. He also appeared in numerous films. In the mid-1980s, he left the country, working as a director primarily in Germany but also in Switzerland and France.

His wife was the actress Ludmila Píchová (1923-2009). Their daughter is the actress Michaela Mišková, and their granddaughter Debora Štolbová is also involved in acting.

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