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Palace Theatre in Český Krumlov

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Historic equipment

Type: Costumes
Period: 17. century
The castle theatre contains one of the most remarkable collection of theatre costumes from the 17th and 18th century in Europe: more than 150 pieces of theatrical and...
Type: Curtain
Period: 1766
Authors: Hans Wetschel and Leo Märkel,
Historic scenery
Type: Scenery
Period: 60. 's 18. century
The decorations of the Krumlov theatre were painted by Viennese painters Johann Wetschel and Leo Merkel in 1766 and 1767. The large collection contains eleven complete...
Type: Other
Period: 60. 's 18. century
The lightning played a significant role the 18th century theatre. Therefore, it is very important that more than 400 pieces of lights and equipment have been preserved...
Painted ceiling
Type: Other
Period: 18. century
The painters of decorations, Wetschel and Merkl, painted the auditorium including the ceiling, where they depicted various ancient gods with Apollo in the middle of...
Type: Props
Period: 18. century
There are more than 170  stage props  as a part of the preserved equipment,  mostly from the second half of the 18th century.
Stage machinery
Type: Stage machinery
Period: 18. century
The castle theatre has been preserved with complicated stage machinery, primarily created for scenery changes on an open stage and for various effects, including several...