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EXHIBITION: Václav Havel - Citizen and Dramatist

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Czech Center New York

321 East 73rd Street

New York, NY 10021

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This exhibition is a part of the Rehearsal for Truth Theater Festival and captures the productions of Václav Havel's plays from the early 1960s to the present, both on Czech and foreign stages. Photos from the productions are accompanied by photographs and documents from Václav Havel's life.

Introduction at the opening by Edward Einhorn.
Short excerpts from Havel's interviews will be red by Untitled Theater Company #61.

Václav Havel was born on October 5, 1936 in Prague, Czechoslovakia. He was a writer and a dramatist; one of the first spokes persons of the Charter 77 initiative; a political prisoner; a leading figure in the Velvet Revolution of November, 1989; the last president of Czechoslovakia (December 21, 1989 – July 20, 1992); and the first president of the Czech Republic (January 26, 1993 – February 2, 2003). He died on December 18, 2011 in the village of Hrádeček, near Trutnov, Czech Republic.

He wrote fifteen plays, and books of his meditations, feuilletons, essays and speeches have been published both in his home country and abroad.

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