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Bittersweet anniversary for Prague's Rokoko theatre

06-12-2005 14:16 | Coilin O'Connor

One of Prague's most venerable theatres is celebrating its 90th birthday this week. From playing host to such stars as Jan Werich and Jiri Voskovec in the 1930s to Helena Vondrackova and Marta Kubisova in the 1960s, the Rokoko theatre has always had a reputation for providing top-quality entertainment for Prague audiences. Nevertheless, despite the festive atmosphere surrounding its anniversary celebrations, the curtain seems set to fall in this theatre for the last time.   More

Culture Minister Vitezslav Jandak to mark 100 days in office

22-11-2005 14:17 | Brian Kenety

Tri Orisky Pro Popelku - V.Jandak is first from the left Even in his youth, Vitezslav Jandak was a character actor, resigned to playing second fiddle to the leading man. In the immensely popular film "Tri Orisky Pro Popelku" (1973) - the Czechs' take on Cinderella -- Jandak plays a bumbling fool attending the handsome prince on a hunting trip. Thirty years later and just shy of 100 days into his role as Culture Minister, Jandak -- with his bulbous nose, protruding belly and receding hairline -- has become the nation's most popular politician.  More

Theatre helping Prague's homeless get back on their feet

01-11-2005 13:57 | Ian Willoughby

Photo: www.divadlo.cz/jezekacizek Under communism it was practically impossible to be homeless in this country. Since the 1989 revolution that has changed dramatically, with one survey finding there were over 3,000 people living on the streets in the capital alone. For the down and out, getting back on their feet is no easy task. But for a few years now a Prague theatre group has been helping the homeless regain some self-esteem, and a semblance of normality. On Monday it premiered a new play.   More

Magazine

29-10-2005 | Daniela Lazarová

Yew tree - the tree of the year 2005 He's no diplomat but he has survived nine foreign ministers: meet the Czech Foreign Ministry's 50 year old mascot Pepik. Corruption is a serious problem, but it's giving Czechs a lot of laughs. And, an earthquake rattles window panes in the eastern part of the Czech Republic. Find out more in Magazine with Daniela Lazarova.   More

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