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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

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