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Soldier Svejk and activist for the Party for Small Progress Within the Legal Limits,

would love these minor, but still noticeable, developments.

Statistically speaking, the number of premieres grew steadily from 114 in 1999 to

155 in 2001. Also in 2001, the total number of productions presented by theatres

(theatres in Slovakia still work mostly under the repertory system) reached its peak

with 578 productions. The total number of performances that took place in Slovakia

was 5,781. This represents the second best result in the last ten years, leaving the year

1999 as the best. The number of theatre visitors in 2001 reached 1.32 million (out of

5 million inhabitants of Slovakia), a slightly smaller attendance than in some previous