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Reza Mirchi: Václav Havel in Modern Iranian Literature and Theatre

  • Where: Václav Havel Library, Ostrovní 13, Prague 110 00
  • When: September 13, 2017, 17:00 – 19:00

Bohemist and translator Reza Mirchi will present films and documents mapping performances of Václav Havel’s plays in Tehran theatres and clubs, discuss the works by Havel that have been translated and published in Iran, and reflect on how contemporary Iranians view his philosophy and legacy.

Brain teasers have been prepared for participants, with rewards for correct answers.


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Letter to Gustáv Husák – samizdat essay

„The Czechs and Slovaks, like any other nation, harbour within themselves simultaneously the most disparate potentialities. We have had, still have, and will continue to have our heroes, and equally, our informers and traitors.“

Václav Havel:
Letter to Gustáv Husák – samizdat essay, April 8, 1975

Václav Havel’s Prague