Theatre Management 1
Name of lecturer(s)
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.
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.
- Rise of staging in organizational and institutional frameworks of so called regular dramaturgy and project dramaturgy:
- Institutional theatre (public service theatre), companies in the non-profit sector, theatre as a entreprenurial endeavor.
- Public service theatre and its production management activity, producer's theatre:
- Central European enlightenment institutional model, Anglo-America models of West End and Broadway, alternative theatre models.
- Copyright and theatre.
- Ensemble and solo (freelance artist):
- Labor code.
- Ensemble ethics.
- Staging and repertoir.
- Operation and creation:
- Complementary relationships of operations (production management) elements and creation in theatre.
- Operations models and aims of institutional/community/commercial entreprenurial subjects.
- Logistics preparations, „production“ and staging operations in these models.
- Tasks and authority of dramaturgy, artistic director, director, stage designer, actors and production, technical, operations and financial elements in production.
- 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:
Učebna K330 (DAMU)
(Karlova 26, Praha 1)
|Date||Day||Time||Tutor||Location||Notes||No. of paralel|
|Wed||13:00–15:00||Daniel HRBEK||Učebna K330 (DAMU)
Karlova 26, Praha 1
Schedule for summer semester 2019/2020:
The schedule has not yet been prepared