Hančil Jan

Jan Hančil (*15th September 1962 in Trutnov, Czech Republic)


Curriculum vitae:
2006 - recent Dean of the Theatre Faculty, Academy of Performing Arts in Prague
1997 - 2007 Literary manager, National Theatre in Prague .
2005 Acquired academic title: docent (assistant professor) in dramaturgy
2004 - Lecturer on British and American modern theatre and drama
1993 - 2006 Part time teacher at Theatre Faculty of the Academy of Performing Arts, Dept. of Authorian acting and pedagogy
1994 - 1997 Producer of the Theatre Studio Ypsilon in Prague.
1991 - 1994 Secretary for international activities in the Franz Kafka Society of Prague.
1991 Two months stay at The Queen Mary and Westfield College in London - specialising in modern English drama.
1989 - 1991 Teaching English, translator
1988 - 1993 Studies at Faculty of Drama, AMU, Prague, specialising in dramaturgy and authorship
1987 - 1989 Dramaturg, Municipal Centre, Trutnov

Published works:
Translations of professional essays, theatre reviews, book reviews and essays published in the professional magazines Amatérská scéna, Scéna, SaD, Tvar, Divadelní noviny, Divadelní revue and the Bulletin of Franz Kafka Society. Mainly. Interviews with foreign artists for various magazines and TV (with Hanif Kureishi, Salmon Rushdie, Tom Murphy, Ronald Harwood to name the few)

Editor of the Bulletin of Franz Kafka Society of Prague (1992 - 93), editor of the Proceedings from the Seminar on Anti-Semitism, 1993), editor of the Studio Ypsilon Publishers: Ways of the Modern Drama by Zdeněk Hořínek, Shifting Point by Peter Brook and The Magic of the Puppet by Henryk Jurkowski., Games and People by Roger Caillois and others.

National Theatre Prague: David Mamet: Oleanna (1998), Bulgakov: Master and Margaret (1999), Shakespeare: Hamlet (1999), Tom Murphy: Bailegangaire (2000), Vrchlický-Fibich Hippodamia (2000) Conor McPherson: The Weir (2000), John Osborne: Entertainer (2001), Ronald Harwood: The Dresser (2001), Turrini: Schluss, Ende (2002), Zdeněk Jecelín: Family Mansion (2002), Martin Crimp: Country (2002), Not Just One Hamlet (2002), Werner Schwab: Faust (2003), Samuel Beckett: Krapp's Last Tape (2003), Joe Penhall: Some Voices (2003), Shakespeare: Coriolanus (2004), Václav Havel: Temptation (2004), R.B.Sheridan: The School for Scandal (2004), Arabian Nights (2005), Tom Stoppard: Arcadia (2006), Three Lives of Vlasta Chramostova (2006), Tennessee Williams: Sweet Bird of Youth (2007).

Richard Nelson: Two Shakespearean Actors (drama, produced in the National Theatre, 1995)
Canfield - Wells: 100 Ways to Enhance Self-Concept in Classroom (Portál, 1995)
Steven Tesich: On the Open Road (drama - unpublished)
Peter Brook:The Shifting Point (collected essays, Studio Ypsilon Publishers, 1996)
Larry Shue: The Foreigner (drama, produced in ABC theatre, 1998)
Simon Gray: Life Support (drama, translated summer 1998, unpublished)
Conor McPherson:The Weir (drama, produced in the National Theatre, Prague, February 2000)
Conor McPherson: St Nicolas (drama, 2000, unpublished)
Marina Carr: The Mai(drama, 2000)
Ronald Harwood: The Dresser (drama, 2000)
David Auburn: Proof (drama, 2001)
Charlotte Jones: Humble Boy (drama, 2002)
R.B.Sheridan: The School for Scandal (drama, 2004)
Joe Penhall: Some Voices (2003)
Alan Ayckbourn: Private Fears in Public Spaces (2005)
William Nicholson: The Retreat from Moscow (2005)
Simon Stephens: On the Shore of the Wide World (2006)
Stephen Jeffreys: Libertine (2008)
Edward Bond: Saved (2009)

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