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Vsevolod Mejerchold: Výbor z díla – 1. díl

The selection of essays on theatre by the famous Russian avant-garde director Vsevolod Mejerchold includes Mejerchold's only book publication, the anthology On Theatre, and some of his other essays, discussions and notes on productions, which provide valuable testimony to the life and work of the famous director. The book will also include excerpts from authentic notes from Mejerchold's theatre rehearsals and a pictorial and photographic appendix. Editorial Department of the World Theatre Edition

17. 10. 2021

Tom Stoppard: Hry II

The first volume of Tom Stoppard's plays was published by the Theatre Institute in 2002 as a selection of works by this world-famous playwright of Czech origin. In the new millennium, Stoppard is increasingly being hailed as the world's greatest living playwright. Our intention is to publish in three volumes the complete dramatic works of Stoppard, which can now be considered more or less complete. The second volume will contain the titles: After Magritte, Jumpers, Every Good Boy Deserves a Reward, Night and Day, The Artist Descending the Staircase, Night and Day, Double Agent, Enter a Free Man, Dirty Linen and New-Found-Land (we are awaiting final translations of the titles). The committee is accompanied by a study by Barbara Day and a list of Czech productions of the author's plays. Editorial Department of the Theatre Plays Edition

13. 10. 2021

Petra Ježková et al.: Jan Nepomuk Štěpánek. Correspondence and Documents 1801-1838

The Czech Museum of Music holds a collection of 101 documents (letters, biographical documents, offers to host artists in Prague and other manuscripts), mostly addressed to Štěpánek when he was secretary and co-director of the StD (exceptionally to other members of the directorate). Most of the manuscripts are in German, one each in Czech, French and Italian. As neither the Stiepanek estate as a whole nor the archives of the Estates Theatre from this period have survived, the Correspondenz Stiepanek, even as a torso, has significant testimonial value in terms of the theatre's daily operations, its foreign contacts and Prague's position in European theatre. The edition intends to bring the transcribed texts in the original language and in Czech translation, the corresponding editorial commentaries, three studies on related topics and about 25 pictorial appendices (signs, portraits, etc.). The book will be published bilingually in Czech and German and will be accompanied by a rich pictorial appendix. Prepared by the Cabinet for the Study of Czech Theatre in the Nota Bene edition

9. 10. 2021

Milan Pospisil: Opera Swiss Family. History of the libretto and Prague reception. Appendix: Edition of German and Czech libretto.

A study of Ignaz Franz Castelli and Joseph Weigl's opera Die Schweizerfamilie (1809). The opera, very popular in the German-speaking area in the first half of the 19th century, became the first opera performed in Czech translation on the professional Prague stage of the Estates Theatre (1823). The Schweitzer family began a more or less unbroken tradition of Prague opera performances in the Czech language. The study consists of two parts. The first deals with the inspiration of the libretto by a real event from 18th century France, its theatrical treatment in the Paris vaudeville and then in the Vienna opera. The second part deals with the Prague reception of the opera in German and Czech performances based on the Prague, Viennese and other press, records important domestic and foreign performers and registers the responses to the Czech premiere in the correspondence of the Czech patriotic society. The conclusion is devoted to the translation by Simeon Karel Macháček. The study is supplemented by a synchronously arranged parallel edition of the German and Czech libretto. The publication will include a pictorial appendix and an index of persons and works. Due to the subject matter important not only for the history of Czech theatre but also for the cultural history of the German language area, the study is prepared for publication in German. The work was produced within the framework of the grant task The Way to Theatre. Parts of it were used for publication in the Divadelní revue, in the exhibition Račte vstoupit do divadla and in its catalogue, but it could not be published in its entirety (100 standard pages of the study and approximately the same size of the libretto edition). Prepared by the Cabinet for the Study of Czech Theatre in the Nota Bene edition

2. 10. 2021

Divadelní revue – 3 issues (1-3/2021)

a peer-reviewed theatre periodical published three times a year by the Institute of Arts - Theatre Institute. It has been published since 1989. It is editorially prepared and its professional level is guaranteed by the Cabinet for the Study of Czech Theatre. Prepared by the Cabinet for the Study of Czech Theatre in the edition Divadelní revue.

2. 10. 2021

Czech dance in data

The Czech Dance in Data Edition publishes e-publications that are free to download. The following titles will be available in 2021: Teturová, J., Černíčková K.: Folk dance Published as an e-publication. Prepared by the Institute of Arts (within DKRVO) Návratová, J., Vašek, R.: Dance in the Entertainment Industry II / Musicals and Events Published as an e-publication. Prepared by: Institute of Arts (within DKRVO) Bohutínská, J., Návratová, J., Vašek, R.: Second careers of dancers Published as an e-publication. Prepared by: Institute of Arts (within DKRVO) Vasek, R.et al.: Dance Audience Published as an e-publication. Prepared by: Institute of Arts (within DKRVO)

27. 9. 2021

Vilém Sochůrek

Vilém Sochůrek (1944-1976) left behind, despite the fact that he did not live to an old age, an extensive collection of unique photographs. He had been involved in theatre since the age of 17, when he photographed at the Rokoko Theatre. From 1965 until his death, he worked at the Theatre Institute, where he created a collection of photographic and scenographic documentation (more than 10,000 items in the period before digitisation). In addition to photographing productions, he also documented scenographic artefacts - mainly as part of the Prague Quadrennial international scenographic show. Among his most important photographs are those of the National Theatre, Drama Club, Theatre Na zábradlí, Vinohrady Theatre, E. F. Burian Theatre and many others. In addition to the theatre, Sochůrek was also a successful musician. The publication will be supplemented by portraits of personalities from both the theatre and music (Zdeněk Štěpánek, Jiří Suchý, Ivan Vyskočil, Ctibor Turba, Marta Kubišová, Waldemar Matuška, etc.). In 1974 at the IV. Vilém Sochůrek won a gold medal at the International Triennial of Theatre Photography in Nový Sad. Text: Věra Velemanová, editor: Anna Cvrčková, graphic design: Klára Zápotocká, Breisky. Prepared by: Department of Collections and Archives, Czech Theatre Photography

20. 9. 2021

Kolektiv autorů – editor: Markéta Fantová: EMERGENCE. From shared experience to new creativity. Living Heritage/Reframing Memory

An overview publication about the international project led by the Prague Quadrennial. The project was based on an exploration of local history, so each of the eight partner organisations involved will present the history of the places from which the project activities were based, as well as their reflection and artistic outcomes, including a reflection on how the original ideas of the project could be developed further. The book includes pictorial documentation of the sites and the events organised. Prepared by: Prague Quadrennial

11. 9. 2021
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