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Klosová Ljuba

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Theatrologist; Pedagogue (* 1929/6/27 Hlinsko)

In 1948 Klosová began studying theatre sciences and literary criticism at Charles University’s Faculty of Arts in Prague, but theatre sciences was soon moved to the Theatre Faculty of the Academy of Performing Arts (DAMU), where she worked as an assistant teacher after graduation. She was also the secretary of the Working Group of Czech Theatre Historians. She helped found the theatre studies department at the Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences, whose mission was to write a History of Czech Theatre and a Dictionary of Czech Theatre.

She specialized in acting systems and in the history of Czech theatre in the 19th century.

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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