Saturday, January 19, 2013

Radio Prague Today 1.19.2013

Articles posted today

A different perspective

Before I actually moved to Prague some seven years ago, it was very much a strange city to me as I only briefly visited here a few times over many years. Since my arrival, I have come to know and like many aspects of life in the capital. But my perspective has again changed radically since my wife and I became proud parents of our twin boys just about a year ago.

"Illusions of Redemption" follows the story of Czech feminism from Habsburg Monarchy to Communism

"Illusions of Redemption" is the title of a new book that looks at the history of Czech feminist thinking in the 19th and 20th centuries. From the ideals of the French Revolution through the 19th century confined lifestyle and the liberal First Republic, to the Communists' forceful push for a new society, the work follows the struggle of Czech feminists for equality. RP spoke to one of the authors, Libuše Heczková, of Prague's Charles University, and first asked her what made them decide on that particular name for their book.

Radka Denemarková: Who's Afraid of Ivana Trump?

If Virginia Woolf, Sylvia Plath and Ivana Trump were locked up together in one room, what would happen? In the world of theatre, anything is possible, and in Radka Denemarková's "Spací vady" (Sleeping Disorders) this is exactly what happens. David Vaughan talks to the author about her remarkable play.