Hard at work, see?
The page illustrated at left is from Folk & Country, a monthly Czech-language journal (this is March 2000). You can see a picture of a folk singer, who is being profiled, standing next to the larger-than-life (and larger than the singer) Brno personality, actor Bolka (formally Boleslav, or "Pain-glory," but just Bolka to his enthralled publics, which include just about every Czech-speaking person on the planet) Polívka.* I saw a very wonderful Christmas concert in his theater last December. Mr. Plocek offers a testimonial to the singer, calling her the "discreet/prudent Wallachian chansonier."
You can probably even analyze my handwritten notes if you're into that kind of thing.
* Polívka has had a long career and appears, it seems, in just about every other Czech film that is released nowadays. Among many other successes, he plays the father in the film Musíme si pomáhat (titled Divided We Fall in English) and he recently played the artist in Pupendo.
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