Famous Playwrights from Czech Republic

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List of notable or famous playwrights from Czech Republic, with bios and photos, including the top playwrights born in Czech Republic and even some popular playwrights who immigrated to Czech Republic. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Czech playwrights then this list is the perfect resource for you. These playwrights are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known playwright from Czech Republic is included when available.

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This historic playwrights from Czech Republic list can help answer the questions "Who are some Czech playwrights of note?" and "Who are the most famous playwrights from Czech Republic?" These prominent playwrights of Czech Republic may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Czech playwrights.

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    Boleslav Polívka is a Czech film and theatre actor, mime, playwright and screenwriter. Polívka played in more than 40 films. more

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    • Age: 66
    • Birthplace: Vizovice, Czech Republic
    • Profession: Mime artist, Actor, Playwright
    • Credits: Divided We Fall, Skřítek, Bathory, Freckled Max and the Spooks, Something Like Happiness, + more
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    Emil Artur Longen was a screenwriter, actor, film director, writer, painter and playwright. more

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    • Age: Died at 51 (1885-1936)
    • Birthplace: Pardubice, Czech Republic
    • Profession: Painter, Screenwriter, Actor, Writer, Film Director, + more
    • Credits: Rudi na záletech, Hubička, Rudi na křtinách, Rudi sportsman, Pobočník Jeho Výsosti, + more
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    Ivan Klíma is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Playwrights from Czech Republic
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    Ivan Klíma is a Czech novelist and playwright. He has received the Magnesia Litera Award and the Franz Kafka Prize, among other honors. more

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    • Age: 84
    • Birthplace: Prague, Czech Republic
    • Profession: Professor, Novelist, Writer, Playwright
    • Credits: A Summer of Love
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    Jan Werich is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Playwrights from Czech Republic
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    Jan Werich was a Czech actor, playwright and writer. more

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    • Age: Died at 75 (1905-1980)
    • Birthplace: Prague, Czech Republic
    • Profession: Screenwriter, Actor, Writer, Playwright
    • Credits: Fimfarum Jana Wericha, Fimfárum 2, The Fabulous Baron Munchausen, The Fall of Berlin, Le Golem, + more
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    Jaroslav Kvapil is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Playwrights from Czech Republic
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    Jaroslav Kvapil was a Czech poet, playwright, and librettist. From 1900 he was a director and Dramaturg at the National Theatre in Prague, where he introduced plays by Anton Chekhov, Henrik Ibsen and Maxim Gorky into the repertory. Later he was a director at the Vinohrady Theatre. He wrote six plays, ...more

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    • Age: Died at 82 (1868-1950)
    • Profession: Poet, Librettist, Author, Playwright
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    Jiří Brdečka was a Czech writer, artist, and film director. Brdečka was born in Hranice na Moravě to a literary family; his father, Otakar Brdečka, wrote under the pseudonym Alfa. Brdečka studied at Charles University in Prague until the German occupation of Czechoslovakia forced the closing of the ...more

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    • Age: Died at 65 (1917-1982)
    • Birthplace: Hranice, Czech Republic
    • Profession: Novelist, Screenwriter, Animator, Writer, Film Director, + more
    • Credits: Lemonade Joe, The Fabulous Baron Munchausen, A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Fabulous World of Jules Verne, Old Czech Legends, + more
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    Jiří Mahen was a Czech novelist, playwright and essayist. more

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    • Age: Died at 57 (1882-1939)
    • Birthplace: Čáslav, Czech Republic
    • Profession: Novelist, Playwright
    • Credits: Jánošík, Jánošík
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    Jiří Trnka is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Playwrights from Czech Republic
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    Jiří Trnka was a Czech puppet-maker, illustrator, motion-picture animator and film director. In addition to his extensive career as an illustrator, especially of children's books, he is best known for his work in animation with puppets, which began in 1946. Most of his movies were intended for adults ...more

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    • Age: Died at 57 (1912-1969)
    • Birthplace: Pilsen, Czech Republic
    • Profession: Film Art Director, Illustrator, Screenwriter, Costume Designer, Animator, + more
    • Credits: A Midsummer Night's Dream, Old Czech Legends, The Hand, The Emperor's Nightingale, Springman & the SS, + more
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