To represent these many sides of Havel, this site offers a number of perspectives from which users can examine and reflect on his life and work. Havel’s theatrical background was a clear influence on his revolutionary activities. The interviews, archival footage and other library assets found in this section focus on Havel the artist.
Bradley Abrams, Associate Director, Harriman Institute and Associate Professor, History Department
Edward Albee, Playwright
Lee C. Bollinger, President, Columbia University
George H.W. Bush, Forty-first President of the United States
Edward Einhorn, Artistic Director
Untitled Theater #61, and presenter of the Havel Festival
Milos Forman, Filmmaker
Chris Harwood, Lecturer in Czech
Slavic Languages, Columbia University
William and Wendy Luers, Former President of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and former Ambassador to Czechoslovakia; Founder and President of the Foundation for a Civil Society.
Jan Novak, Writer, Translator of Havel's plays and Documentary Filmmaker
Martin Puchner, H. Gordon Garbedian Professor of English and Comparative Literature
Lou Reed, Artist, Musician
Amy Trompetter, Senior Lecturer
Department of Theatre, Barnard College