Václav Havel (5 October 1936 – 18 December 2011) was a Czech playwright, essayist, poet, dissident and politician. Havel was the ninth and last president of Czechoslovakia (1989–1992) and the first president of the Czech Republic (1993–2003). He wrote more than 20 plays and numerous non-fiction works, translated internationally.
President of the Czech Republic Vaclav Havel and Wife Olgou
Olga Havlová - Charter 77 signatory - wife Vaclav Havel
Vaclav Havel is a personal hero. I think he would like my fried chicken and biscuits.
“The more we did, the more we were able to do, the more we did.”- Vaclav Havel (1936-2011) Playwright turned president.
PRAGUE, July 17— President Vaclav Havel of Czechoslovakia told the nation today that he would resign on Monday rather than continue to preside over the likely breakup of the 73-year-old nation into separate Czech and Slovak republics.
The Plays of Vaclav Havel
Vaclev Havel’s death on December 18th, 2011, deprived the world not only of a superior—which is to say thinking—human being but of a theatre artist …
Václav Havel (5. října 1936 Praha – 18. prosince 2011 Vlčice-Hrádeček) byl český dramatik, esejista, kritik komunistického režimu a později politik. Byl devátým a posledním prezidentem Československa (1989–1992) a prvním prezidentem České republiky (1993–2003).
Vaclav Havel. Czech dissident and writer and leader. At 75.
Vaclav Havel. Intellectual, stagehand, actor, playwright, dissident, political prisoner, President of Czechoslovakia.
Czechoslovakia, The Velvet Revolution, Wenceslas Square, November 1989: Vaclav Havel turns to hug Alexander Dubcek as they receive the news that the Czechoslovakia Communist Party are resigning from power after more than 40 years.
Vaclav Havel: from “bourgeois reactionary” to president |
Paris Review – Václav Havel: Outtakes from an Interview, Adam Thirlwell