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How to Become Amateur. Tales from the Czech Alternative Theatre before and after 1989
How to Become Amateur. Tales from the Czech Alternative Theatre before and after 1989

Author(s): Petr Christov
Subject(s): History, Theatre, Dance, Performing Arts, Fine Arts / Performing Arts, Transformation Period (1990 - 2010)
Published by: Институт за изследване на изкуствата, Българска академия на науките

Summary/Abstract: The study focuses on the perspectives of the evolution of the tradition of the Czech (Czechoslovak) amateur theatre and tries to analyze the principles and a very special role of the “movement of Czech amateur theatre” in the Czech theatre history, using the artistic story of Petr Lébl (1965-1999), „enfant terrible” of the Czech theatre of the 1990s, as pars pro toto of the traditional and long-lasting interconnection of the artistic worlds of the professionals and non-professionals and as the unique case of an extraordinary theatre-maker who “stayed always amateur”. Key words: amateur theatre, Czech theatre, Czech/Czechoslovakia, Prague, Petr Lébl, professional theatre, independent theatre, scenographyThe study focuses on the perspectives of the evolution of the tradition of the Czech (Czechoslovak) amateur theatre and tries to analyze the principles and a very special role of the “movement of Czech amateur theatre” in the Czech theatre history, using the artistic story of Petr Lébl (1965-1999), „enfant terrible” of the Czech theatre of the 1990s, as pars pro toto of the traditional and long-lasting interconnection of the artistic worlds of the professionals and non-professionals and as the unique case of an extraordinary theatre-maker who “stayed always amateur”. Key words: amateur theatre, Czech theatre, Czech/Czechoslovakia, Prague, Petr Lébl, professional theatre, independent theatre, scenography

  • Issue Year: 2018
  • Issue No: 3
  • Page Range: 24-29
  • Page Count: 6
  • Language: English, Bulgarian