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Mezi Brnem a Vídní: divadelní ředitel Johann Heinrich Böhm a počátek osvícenských reforem v městském divadle v Brně

Title in English Brno and Vienna: Theatre Director Johann Heinrich Böhm and the Beginning of Enlightenment Reforms in Municipal Theatre of Brno


Year of publication 2013
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source Theatralia
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Arts

Keywords 18th century; the late Enlightenment; Municipal Theatre; Brno; Vienna; Theatre Director; national theatre
Description The paper is focused on the history of municipal theatre in Brno in the years 1770-1792. At the end of the 18th century, in the period of late Enlightenment, basic principles upon which the municipal theatre of Brno has been established deeply changed. The directors J. H. Böhm, R. Waitzhofer, J. B. Bergobzoom and K. Wothe reflected and implemented all important reforms coming from Vienna and other centres of German theatre culture. Owing to the systematic effort of all four directors the municipal theatre of Brno integrated among the theatre institutions transforming from the Baroque stagione to the institution of national theatre.

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