Celebrating the life and art of Vaclav Havel
New York City, October and November 2006


Translated by Barbara Day

Havel’s only history play, it recounts the events of 1918 Czechoslovakia, when, after 300 years under the Habsburg empire, the state finally broke free and established its own democratic republic. In retelling that story, Havel was hoping to (and did) foreshadow a more modern Czechoslovakian revolution.

Plays presented as a reading

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