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The Plastic People of the Universe EventsThe Plastic People of the Universe to play at Palác Akropolis December 3, 2018 Source: Prague TV / https://prague.tv / By Michaela Dehning / “It is better not to play at all than to play what the establishment demands,” once said Ivan Martin Jirous, the Czech dissident, poet and the artistic director of The Plastic People of the Universe. It would be difficult to …
Gail Papp Havel Conversations, NewsGail Papp on Václav Havel among New York’s hippies – and under house arrest in communist Czechoslovakia November 21, 2018 Source: Radio Praha / www.radio.cz / By Ian Willoughby / Taking advantage of relative liberalisation at home, the young Václav Havel visited New York in the spring of 1968 for the US premiere of his second major play, The Memorandum. It was staged by the Public Theater, which had just …
Windy City Times News, TheaterRock ‘N’ Roll October 20, 2018 Source: Windy City Times / www.windycitymediagroup.com / By Jonathan Abarbanel / Playwright: Tom Stoppard At: The Artistic Home, 1376 W. Grand Ave., Tickets: 866-811-4111; TheArtisticHome.org; $34. Runs through: Nov. 18 This is a well-acted, intelligent production of a sprawling play with a tangle of themes and ideas intersecting symbolically if …
thinker_VHLF News, TheaterA Review of “Protest” October 16, 2018 Source: The Bagpipe / www.bagpipeonline.com / By Ellie Brown / “Those that say that individuals are not capable of changing anything are only looking for excuses.” -Vaclav Havel Powerful speeches, comical policemen, and the realities of humanity were all put on display in the show “Protest (and other writings)” that …
Madeleine Albright Havel Conversations, NewsMadeleine Albright Remembers Vaclav Havel October 12, 2018 Source: Columbia / Shool of International and Public Affairs / The former U.S. secretary of state spoke at a ceremony honoring the late Czech president. Under the gaze of the statuary in the Low Library rotunda, former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright stepped to the podium to honor Václav Havel, …
Reality Czech gala video Awards, Disturbing the peace, NewsReality Czech: The Hundredth Anniversary of the Founding of Czechoslovakia October 11, 2018 Gala Event: Thursday, September 27, 2018 Vaclav Havel Library Foundation & Bohemian Benevolent and Literary Association Gala 2018 with guest of honor MADELEINE ALBRIGHT.
the bagpipe News, TheaterCovenant College Presents “Protest” October 8, 2018 Source: The Bagpipe / www.bagpipeonline.com / By Mia Connell / This September, the Covenant College Theatre Department presents political dissident and playwright Vaclav Havel’s “Protest,” a play revealing what it means to act with integrity versus hypocrisy. In “Protest,” the price of avoiding hypocrisy becomes apparent to two old friends …
The Power of the Powerless in China, panel discussion, Bohemian National Hall, New York, October 26, 2018 Havel Conversations, NewsThe Power of the Powerless in China, panel discussion October 4, 2018 The Power of the Powerless in China, panel discussion, Bohemian National Hall, New York, October 26, 2018 Panelists: Liao Yiwu, winner of 2018 Disturbing the Peace, Award for a Courageous Writer at Risk, writer, musician, poet; Liu Xia, Disturbing the Peace nominee, artist; Andrew Nathan, Professor of Political Science at …
Acceptance Speech for the 2018 Annual Disturbing the Peace Literary Prize for a Courageous Writer at Risk Awards, Disturbing the peace, NewsAcceptance Speech for the 2018 Annual Disturbing the Peace Literary Prize for a Courageous Writer at Risk October 3, 2018 Source: China Change / www.chinachange.org / By Liao Yiwu / I thank the award committee for conferring this honor upon me. The award is named for Vaclav Havel’s first work, his autobiography Disturbing the Peace. When translated into Chinese, however, the title of this work means about the same as …
Divadlo ASTORKA Korzo90 News, TheaterInterview with Zuzana Kronerova of Astorka Korzo ́90 Theatre September 21, 2018 Astorka Korzo ́90 Theatre will be presenting their production of Eve of Retirement/ Pred Odchodom na Odpocinok at The Rehearsal for Truth theater festival in honor of Vaclav Havel. The festival takes place from 25 -30 September at The Bohemian National Hall and is presented by The Vaclav Havel Library …
Divadlo ASTORKA News, TheaterInterview with Juraj Nvota – Director of the Production: Eve of Retirement September 21, 2018 Astorka Korzo ́90 Theatre will be presenting their production of Eve of Retirement/ Pred Odchodom na Odpocinok at The Rehearsal for Truth theater festival in honor of Vaclav Havel. The festival takes place from 25 -30 September at The Bohemian National Hall and is presented by The Vaclav Havel Library …
???????????????????????????????????? News, TheaterInterview with Daniel Hrbek – Director of the Productions PROTEST/DEBT September 21, 2018 Svanda Theatre from Prague, Czech Republic will be presenting their production of PROTEST/DEBT at The Rehearsal for Truth theater festival in honor of Vaclav Havel. The festival takes place from 25 -30 September at The Bohemian National Hall and is presented by The Vaclav Havel Library Foundation and The Bohemian …
Vaclav Havel Gala Dinner, Washington, DC, November 18, 2014 News, TheaterMadeleine K. Albright: Global Challenges of Today and Commemorating Václav Havel September 18, 2018 HAVEL BUST DEDICATION Sculptor Marie Seborova Thursday, September 27, 2018 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Low Memorial Library Rotunda Columbia University This program features an address by Former United States Secretary of State, The Honorable Madeleine Albright, commemorating Václav Havel as an intellectual, leader, and agent of change and how his …
HOPPArt News, TheaterSCALE 1:5 August 29, 2018 REHEARSAL FOR TRUTH Theater Festival Saturday, September 29, 2018, 12 p.m. & 3 p.m. Presented by: HOPPart, Budapest, Hungary Director: Tamas Herczeg Cast: Lilla Czvikker, Lilla Litauszky, Lilla Csenge Cseke, Zalan Kisari, Domotor Pinter The Hungarian company HOPPart will bring the alternative musical show SCALE 1:5 to the streets of New York by using a portable sound …
Cezary News, TheaterCEZARY IDZIE NA WOJNE / CEZARY GOES TO WAR August 29, 2018 REHEARSAL FOR TRUTH Theater Festival Saturday, September 29, 2018 7:30 p.m. Presented by: Komuna Warszawa, Warsaw, Poland and Polish Cultural Institute in New York Conceived and directed by: Cezary Tomaszewski, Script: Justyna Wąsik Music by: Claude Debussy, Georg Friedrich Handel, Stanislaw Moniuszko, Dimitr Szostakowicz The play deconstructs military ethos and …