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Hana Meličková
Catalogue Number:  201
Stamp Design:  Igor Benca
Stamp Drawing:  Martin Činovský
Stamp Engraving:  Rudolf Cigánik
Date of Issue:  January 11, 2000
Printing:  Postal Stationery Printing House, Prague, Czech Republic
Print Technology:  Rotary recess printing combined with recess printing
Size of Impression:  30.0 mm x 23.0 mm
Print Run:  3,000,000
FDC Design:  Igor Benca
FDC Engraving:  Rudolf Cigánik
Cancellation Design:  Igor Benca
FDC Printing:  Postal Stationery Printing House, Prague, Czech Republic
FDC Print Technology:  Recess printing from flat plates
FDC Print Run:  10,000

Hana Meličková (27th January 1900 in Martin - died on 7th January 1978 in Bratislava) - actress, she was awarded the title of National Artist in 1961.

From 1926 until 1976 she was a member of the Slovak National Theatre, with an interruption in the period 1939 - 1946.

Through her multifacetted acting performance she has created the most significant characters of the international and local dramatic repertoire. She acted as impersonator of the Shakespeare's characters (Offelia and Gertruda in Hamlet, Lady Macbeth in Macbeth, Quickly in Merry Widows from Windsor) she played the title roles in the Henrik Ibsen's plays (Hedda Gabler) , Wilde's (Salonm, in Leo Tolstoi's dramas (Anna Karenin) and she has mastered a wide gallery of portraits of Slovak women (Beta and Žofia in Tajovsky's play Properties-Confusions, Mara and Dora in the play Woman's law, Herodias in the Hviezdoslav's tragedy Herodes and Herodias). Since the beginning of the regular radio broadcasts in 1926, she has regularly acted in the radio dramas and plays, she acted in films and in television.

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