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Performing For Change: How Theater Professionals Helped Stage The Velvet Revolution


Performing For Change: How Theater Professionals Helped Stage The Velvet Revolution
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Thirty years ago, theater professionals in Czechoslovakia used their skills and renown to help rally public opinion against the brutal breakup of a November 17, 1989 anti-government rally in Prague. The demonstrators’ defiance would lead to the Velvet Revolution, a peaceful changeover from communist to democratic rule. Current Time spoke to some of those who took part, and who remember when, for a moment, all of Czechoslovakia was their stage.

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