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The National Theater, located on Wenceslas Square in the Nove Mesto district, is today the main theater in Prague.
The theater was built in 1881. The author of the project was the architect Josef Ziteka, who proposed to build the building in the neo-Renaissance style. The theater was soon destroyed by fire, which was perceived as a national disaster.
After the fire, the building was reconstructed in record time by Josef Schulz – student of Zitek. In 1883, the theater reopened its doors to the general public.
Statues of A. Wagner were installed on the northern facade of the theater – `` Lumira '' and `` Slaughter '', the attic was decorated with statues of B. Shnirkh – `` Goddess of Victory '' and Apollo and the Nine Muses. Above the side entrance, one can observe allegories of Drama and Opera, presumably performed by Josef Vaclav Myslbek.
The ceiling in the auditorium is decorated with eight `` Allegories of Art '' by F. Zheniszek. In the main foyer, there is a triptych on the theme:"The Golden Age, Decline and Resurrection of Art."
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