Dramaturgy 1

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201DVD1 ZK 8 4T Czech winter

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Learning outcomes of the course unit

Knowledge and skills acquired in the bachelor's study of dramaturgy are completed by independent student work. Together, directing students select a piece and assemble a dramaturgy plan for the school DISK theatre. In this they must not only try to express their attitudes to theatre and the world but also be aware of limits of the given potential of the cast and necessity to ensure quality work for the entire acting ensemble of their classmates. They go through exercises in conditions which simulate regular theatre drama theatre operation. In this they continue to expand their education and skills in reviewing a theatre performance that their potential professional application may be the broadest possible.

An important part of the production preparations are the original, translation or editing activities of the dramaturgy students, growing from the dramaturgic-directing concept, which the directing students form together. Also important is the analysis and review of the entire process of the production and its audience response, rendered in a course paper and subsequently in a thesis.

  1. Creation of the dramaturgic plan and dramaturgy of a single piece in the school DISK theatre which a model of professional drama theatre operations.
  2. Writing preparations for the presented drama and all related press materials.
  3. A written review of the rehearsal process of the production and its results including the audience reaction at the premier and in repeat performances.

Mode of study

Classes, preparations for a DISK production, written review of the rehearsal process.

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Knowledge of dramaturgy at the bachelor's level.

Course contents

A course, in the master's study intended for dramaturgy students, completing the study of the previous year on independent work on the graduation performance with either significant original or translation work on the text of a production and development of all accompanying material. A significant part are written reviews of one's own experiences in the class work, climaxing in the thesis work. Building a foundation in the profession of dramaturgy: language knowledge, an overview of the world of drama, historical and current knowledge of the conditions of theatre operations, creating contact with writers, translators and theatre agents.

Important is the creation of the foundations for dramaturgy:

  1. Obtaining information about dramas, working with theatre agencies, writers and translators.
  2. Searching for appropriate writings for a creative team and cast.
  3. Assembling a dramaturgy plan.
  4. Dramaturgy preparations of a play, analyis, interpretation, creation of the dramaturgy-directing concept.
  5. Literary work on a writing: abridging, translation revision, editing, adaptation, dramatization.
  6. Writing and editing all printed material: advertising slogans, production programs, material for press conferences.
  7. Participation in rehearsals and performances and their review, completed with written record of the entire process.

Recommended or required reading

Roman Ingarden: O poznávání literárního díla, Praha 1967, ev. od téhož autora Umělecké dílo literární, Praha 1989

Jan Císař: Základy dramaturgie I, II

Jaroslav Vostrý: Činoherní klub 1965-1972, Praktická dramaturgie, Praha 1996

Miroslav Procházka: Znaky dramatu a divadla, Praha 1988

Milan Lukeš: Umění dramatu, Praha 1987

J. L. Styan: Prvky dramatu, Praha 1964

J. L. Styan: Černá komedie, Praha 1967

Peter Szondi: Teória modernej drámy, Bratislava 1969

Jiří Levý: Umění překladu, Praha 1963

Assessment methods and criteria

Conditions for successful completion of the course: class participation, completion and presentation of assignments, execution of the Summary creative project.

During the semester independent reading, participation in class discussions, completion of assignments on time, minimum of 70% attendance are required. The overall grading is comprised of 30% for class participation, 30% for assignment completion and 40% for the Summary creative project.

Schedule for winter semester 2019/2020:

room K330
Učebna K330 (DAMU)

(Karlova 26, Praha 1)
room K330
Učebna K330 (DAMU)

(Karlova 26, Praha 1)
Date Day Time Tutor Location Notes No. of paralel
Mon 13:00–14:00 Jana KUDLÁČKOVÁ Učebna K330 (DAMU)
Karlova 26, Praha 1
Thu 14:00–16:00 Jana KUDLÁČKOVÁ Učebna K330 (DAMU)
Karlova 26, Praha 1

Schedule for summer semester 2019/2020:

The schedule has not yet been prepared

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