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I am one of the curators of the scenographic exhibition Shakespeare in Prague: Imagining the Bard in the Heart of Europe, a collaborative exhibition that focuses on the different ways Shakespeare’s plays have been staged in what is now the Czech Republic throughout the 20th century until the present.

Exhibit Info

Shakespeare in Prague: Imagining the Bard in the Heart of Europe

Columbus Museum of Art; February 10 – May 21, 2017

University of the Incarnate Word, San Antonio, TX; July 10 – September 30, 2017

Guest Curator: Joe Brandesky

Historical Collection Curator: Vlasta Koubská

Contemporary Collection Curator: Barbora Příhodová





In spring 2017 I was invited to devise and teach a course, “Secrets of Scenography,” for the Department of Theatre Studies at Masaryk University. The aim of this class was to unveil some of “the secrets” (to use Josef Svoboda’s words) of the use of space and design in performance by opening questions around how to research, analyze, and write about them. Students engaged with different types of historical and contemporary scenographic practices and theatre theories to develop critical thinking and writing skills in the area of scenography as a complex intermedial form of theatre design, and its function in performance.