Radovljica is also called The Town of Linhart. Schools, halls, bars, a square and other facilities are named after him. Still I wonder if we, the inhabitants of Radovljica, know Anton Tomaž Linhart at all.
Radovljica is also called The Town of Linhart. Schools, halls, bars, a square and other facilities are named after him. Still I wonder if we, the inhabitants of Radovljica, know Anton Tomaž Linhart at all. This question came to me on the December Museum Night, when Dr. Vladimir Simič presented the historical view of legal matters in Linhart’s Slovenian comedies. In »Županova Micka« (Mayor’s Micka) he outlined the composition of the matrimonial letter in this comedy whilst in the play »Matiček se ženi« (Matiček is Getting Married) he showed us an example of patrimonial law. This interesting topic fascinated the mostly familiar faces who often attend our lectures. However I noted the absence of some who could benefit from lectures like this because they could help in enlightening the younger generation. In Linhart’s Hall just opposite our lecture venue the people of Radovljica showed a lot of interest in the comedy »Županova Micka«, which was twice performed in Radovljica by actors of »The National Theatre«. This pleases us greatly, because it tells us that this comedy which was first performed almost 200 years ago is still relevant today. This indicates that we should present Linhart’s work to the public in a different manner and not just through exhibition tours and lectures. Project diStory enables us to do just that, to show Radovljica and Linhart in a contemporary way which will be more interesting to the young and maybe also to those not so young.