Václav Havel 1936 - 2011

Poet, playwright and politician dies aged 75
Václav Havel
Czech playwright, poet, dissident and former president Václav Havel has died aged 75. He is known to many as the leader of the 1989 'Velvet Revolution'. Many readers of this site will be aware that Samuel Beckett's 1982 play Catastrophe was dedicated to Havel's political struggle. Julian Borger has paid tribute in an obituary for The Guardian website. [Read More]

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