Astorka Korzo '90 Theatre

Astorka Korzo '90 Theatre (Slovak: Divadlo Astorka Korzo '90) is a theatre in the Slovak capital of Bratislava, founded on 1 April 1991.[1]

Astorka Korzo '90 Theatre
Slovak: Divadlo Astorka Korzo '90
Front of the Slovak Ministry of Culture building housing the Astorka Korzo '90 Theatre from a street view, with cars parked in front
Astorka Korzo '90 Theatre in downtown Bratislava
AddressNámestie SNP 489/33
Coordinates48°8′39″N 17°6′42″E / 48.14417°N 17.11167°E / 48.14417; 17.11167
Opened1 April 1991 (1991-04-01)
Years active1991–present

History edit

The theatre was founded on 1 April 1991 under the name Korzo '90 Theatre (Divadlo Korzo '90) by actors Ľubomír Gregor and Zita Furková.[2][3] Named and styled after the short-lived Divadlo na korze (1968–71), which was shuttered after Normalization,[4] Korzo '90 launched its first theatrical season in September 1991, which included the first staging of a play by former Czechoslovak president and playwright Václav Havel after the Velvet Revolution, The Memorandum, directed by Vladimír Strnisko.[5] In 1992, Juraj Nvota became the theatre's staff director. In 1993, the establishment's name was changed to Astorka Korzo '90 Theatre, in honour of the former Astória café, which had been located in the theatre's original location on Suchý mýto 17 from 1817 to 1945, and was one of the centres of cultural life in Bratislava at the beginning of the 20th century.[6] In 1995, Gregor left the theatre, and Vladimír Černý became director.[7]

Since the venue went under renovation in 2002, Astorka has been located in the former Pohraničník cinema at the Ministry of Culture building, at Slovak National Uprising Square.

References edit

  1. ^ Gály, Tamara Archleb (2006). The Encyclopaedia of Slovakia and the Slovaks: A Concise Encyclopaedia. ISBN 9788022409254. Retrieved 18 April 2021.
  2. ^ "Astorka - vysoký let dvadsaťročím" [Astorka - Soaring Twentieth]. (in Slovak). 15 April 2010. Retrieved 18 April 2021.
  3. ^ "Ľubomír Gregor: Herec, ktorému vstúpila do života sloboda" [Ľubomír Gregor: An Actor Who Found Freedom in His Life]. (in Slovak). 17 November 2016. Retrieved 18 April 2021.
  4. ^ "Divadlo na Korze *1968 †1971". (in Slovak). 9 December 2010. Retrieved 18 April 2021.
  5. ^ "Havel mal Astorku rád..." [Havel Liked Astorka...]. (in Slovak). 19 January 2012. Retrieved 18 April 2021.
  6. ^ "K Bratislave odjakživa patrili kaviarne" [Cafes Have Always Been Part of Bratislava]. (in Slovak). 7 October 2006. Retrieved 18 April 2021.
  7. ^ "Vlado Černý: Jasné, že ako človek nie som negatívny" [Vlado Černý: Of Course, As a Person I Am Not Negative]. (in Slovak). 21 May 2009. Retrieved 18 April 2021.

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