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Říčařová Věra

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Puppeteer; Actress; Puppets, Marionettes; Set Designer; Costume Designer; Author (* 1936/4/25 Praha)

Věra Říčařová-Vítková, a graduate of the Ceramics School in Bechyně, studied puppetry at the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague from 1955 to 1959. In 1958, she was briefly engaged by the Radost Theatre in Brno. From 1959 to 1981, Věra was with the East Bohemian Puppet Theatre in Hradec Králové, with only a brief interruption when she went to the Kabaret Theatre in Pardubice. She was involved as an actress and designer in almost 40 productions.

Her life and artistic partner is František Vítek, whom she met when she was working in Brno. Their common path led to Hradec Králové.

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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