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Divadlo, můj osud. Setkávání s Bořivojem Srbou.

Title in English Theatre, My Destiny. Encounters with Bořivoj Srba


Year of publication 2019
Type Popularization text
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Arts

Description The book entitled Divadlo, můj osud. Setkávání s Bořivojem Srbou [Theatre, My Destiny. Encounters with Bořivoj Srba.] consists of ten interviews with the important Czech theatrologist, historian, dramaturge, and pedagogue Bořivoj Srba (1931-2014). These interviews were broadcast under the title Divadlo, můj osud [Theater, My Destiny.] by the radio station Český rozhlas Brno in 2000. In the 1950s, Bořivoj Srba worked as a dramaturge for the Mrštík Brothers Theatre, in the 1960s, he was chief dramaturge for the National Theatre Brno, and he was greatly responsible for the theatre's performances of political drama inspired by B. Brecht. He also co-founded the Goose on a String Theatre. The published interviews aim not only to resurrect the memories of one of Brno's most prolific theatre-makers on his own creative era in Brno theatres, but also to introduce his thoughts on theatre, which he elaborated in his historical and theoretical publications (focusing mainly on the theatre of the Czech interwar avant-gardes and theatrical activities during the Second World War) and his lectures on academic institutions (the Faculty of Arts of Masaryk University and the Faculty of Theatre of the Janáček Academy of Music and Performing Arts). The published interviews are supplemented with the memories of selected friends and students of Srba (Miloš Štědroň, Andrea Jochmanová, Veronika Valentová),which help us to fully understand the significance of this theatrologist. At the beginning of the 1990s, he significantly contributed to the restoration of an independent department of theatre studies at the Faculty of Arts of Masaryk University. This was the Department of Theatre and Film Studies, which he headed between 1993 and 2000.
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