František Langer

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František Langer, ca 1928

František Langer (3 March 1888 – 2 August 1965) was a Czech playwright, military physician, script writer, essayist, literary critic and publicist. He was born and died in Prague.

Life[edit]

Langer, as a physician, served in Czechoslovak Legions in Russia during the World War I. In 1935-38 he worked as dramatic adviser in Městské divadlo in Prague, Vinohrady and as a commander of a Prague military hospital (rank of colonel). He spent World War II in England as a member of the Czechoslovakian army abroad (brigade general).

Work[edit]

Claude Rains and Mary Kennedy in the Theatre Guild's Broadway production of The Camel Through the Needle's Eye (1929)

The main focus of Langer's work is in drama:

  • Velbloub uchem jehly (aka The Camel through the Needle's Eye) (1923)
  • Periferie (aka The Outskirts) (1925)
  • Grandhotel Nevada (1927)
  • Obrácení Ferdyše Pištory (1929)
  • Jízdní hlídka (aka The Cavalry Witch) (1935)
  • Dvaasedmdesátka (1937)
  • Děti a dýka (1942)
  • Pražské legendy (1956)
  • Železný vlk (1923) - short stories

References[edit]

Balajka, Bohuš: Přehledné dějiny literatury. Prague: Fortuna, 2005. ISBN 80-7168-781-2

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