Theatre Management 1

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Code Completion Credits Range Language Instruction Semester
201DMG1 Z 1 2T Czech winter

Subject guarantor

Daniel HRBEK

Name of lecturer(s)

Daniel HRBEK

Learning outcomes of the course unit

The course aim is to acquaint directing and dramaturgy students and (selectively) acting students with the fiscal-operations, organizational, copyright, labor code and logistics frameworks limiting their creative application in various legal and organizational forms of theatre activity.

Mode of study

Meetings with professionals in the field and pulling inspiration from their knowledge and experience (directors of theatre institutions and independent theatres, arts agents, employment agents, state culture regulatory officials, producers and production managers). This is a two-semester course with two-hour weekly endowment.

Prerequisites and co-requisites

This course is intended for theatre directing students in the third year of Bachelor's study and is required, for second-year acting studentst (dependent on the „ensemble“ in the third-year theatre directing study) as an elective.

Course contents

With the changes in the theatre system after 1989 came changes in the financing of theatre, development in the Czech theatre network system, rise of independent theatres functioning outside established cultural institutions. The employment of DAMU graduates, to a certain extent, depends as well on a good fundamental knowledge of this type of system and ability to use its potential and ability to find one's bearings.

Course content is a presentation introducing students to constituent issues in the course syllabus. The department instructor presents a general intro to the material, introducing the following lecture of a practitioner moderated by the instructor, specifying the substance from case reports. After each such lecture block the is a moderated class by a department instructor in which the students cover modelled processes related to applying the selected topic.

Issue cycle:

1/ Rise of staging in organizational and institutional frameworks of so called regular dramaturgy and project dramaturgy:

2/ Public service theatre and its production management activity, producer's theatre:

3/ Copyright and theatre.

4/ Ensemble and solo (freelance artist):

5/ Staging and repertoir.

6/ Operation and creation:

7/ Artists and marketing.

Recommended or required reading

Bohumil Nekolný: Divadelní systém a kulturní politika. Divadelní ústav, Praha 2006

Bohumil Nekolný: Divadlo a kreativní sektor, Nakladatelství AMU 2014

Daniel Hrbek: Budování divadla, Nakladatelství AMU, KANT, Praha 2010

Jiří Šesták: Divadlo – kultura – podmínky, Nakladatelství AMU, KANT, Praha 2013

Jiří Srstka: Autorské právo v divadle, AMU, Praha 2007

Jan Dvořák: Kapitoly k tématu realizace divadla, AMU Praha 2005

Assessment methods and criteria

Grading: Winter Semester - text, Summer semester - essay (exercise) and discussion about it. Credit.

Schedule for winter semester 2019/2020:

room K330
Učebna K330 (DAMU)

(Karlova 26, Praha 1)
(lecture parallel1)
Date Day Time Tutor Location Notes No. of paralel
Wed 13:00–15:00 Daniel HRBEK Učebna K330 (DAMU)
Karlova 26, Praha 1
lecture parallel1

Schedule for summer semester 2019/2020:

The schedule has not yet been prepared

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