History & Origins of Jára Cimrman Theatre

On this page you can find a very detailed and interesting article by Zdeněk Svěrák  about the founding of the Jára Cimrman theatre. 

It tells of its inception, the people involved through its long history and all the trials and tribulations they had to endure  during the communist regime including moving from venue to venue, their dealings with the censors and the intermittent banning of their work. In addition, it gives a bit of an insight , perhaps, into  the character Prácheňský’s loathing of  České Budějovice.

The article was translated by  Professor Andrew Roberts, who is an academic in the Department of Slavic Languages and Literature, at the NorthWestern University, IL. and we thank him for his permission to make this article available to you.