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Štys Dalibor

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Architect (* 1934/4/21 Praha)

In 1960 Dalibor Štys graduated from the Faculty of Architecture and Civil Engineering at the Czech Technical University in Prague. He first worked in the design department at Škoda, then from 1969 to 1972 at the Stage Design Institute in Prague, where Miroslav Kouřil hired him as head of the theatre space development. Other positions he held included working for the Design and Engineering organization of the Ministry of Culture, and he also led one of the inspection committees for the reconstruction of the National Theatre in Prague.

He was the designer for several theatre renovations (Marienbad, Litoměřice, Nový Bor, and others). He was also a member of the theatre architecture commission of the International Organization of Scenographers, Theatre Architects, and Technicians (OISTAT). His long-time hobby was 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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