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Review: The Winter's Tale

Prague Post |
18 April 2011

Review of The Winter's Tale by William Shakespeare, Divadlo Na Prádle, Wednesday 13 April.

Andrej Gina: recalling the poetry and poverty of the old Romani settlements

Radio Prague |
18 April 2011

Andrej Gina, who won the Open Society Institute's Roma Literary Award in 2003, lives in the western Czech town of Rokycany. He writes in the Romany language spoken by generations of his ancestors from the rural Romani settlements of Eastern Slovakia. Andrej was still a small child when the family came to the Prague after the Second World War, leaving behind an ancient and rural world, where Roma life had changed little for centuries.

Protest singer Karel Kryl - an influential voice in Czech folk music

Radio Prague |
18 April 2011

Kryl became one of the country's most important protest singers with his famous 1968 song "Bratříčku zavírej vrátka," and his tunes continue to be played in the Czech Republic to this day.

The extraordinary story of Gracián Svačina

Respekt |
18 April 2011

How First Lady Livia Klausová's visit to a children's home sparked a bizarre freedom-of-speech controversy.

Prague Writers' Festival likes it hot

Czech Position |
18 April 2011

Some literary stars, like the cautious Don DeLillo, had to be enticed to the festival, while Nobel laureate Derek Walcott volunteered himself.

The film score genius Zdeněk Liška

Radio Prague |
15 April 2011

Some of the best Czech films of the 1960s and 70s, such as Markéta Lazarová, Shop on Main Street, and The Cremator, have one thing in common, besides the country of origin: the author of the score, Zdeněk Liška.

Finding Prague's urban oases

Prague Post |
15 April 2011

Prague is home to no fewer than 200 parks and gardens, and many areas are nature reserves that afford peace and relaxation.

Konopiště Chateau

Radio Prague |
14 April 2011

Konopiště, together with its wide surroundings and gorgeous interiors, is particularly famous for its ill-fated last owner – the heir-apparent to the Austrian throne, Archduke Francis Ferdinand.

Stone Age grave none the less queer for lack of 'Gay Caveman'

Radio Prague |
13 April 2011

The bustling Dejvice district of Prague is not where you would expect major encounters with prehistory.

Code:Mode

Prague TV |
13 April 2011

This season's Code:Mode kicks off on Friday. Some 155 distinguished designers in the areas of accessories, jewelry, clothing and home, will show over the three-day period at Karlín Hall situated in the post-industrial district of the same name.

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