Dramaturgy 2

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Code Completion Credits Range Language Instruction Semester
201EDR2 exam 4 4 hours (45 min) of instruction per week, 58 to 78 hours of self-study English summer

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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.

  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

Seminars, preparation of DISK productions, written reflection on the rehearsal process.

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Knowledge of dramaturgy at the level of successful completion of the Bachelor's exam.

Course contents

A course intended to develop the ability of director ot the independent dramaturgical prepare of the production. An important part is the written review of one's experience in the course work, culminating in the thesis. The course proceeds in the following phases

  1. Investigating appropriate writings fo ra creative team and acting cast.
  2. Dramaturgy preparations for a particular piece, its analysis and interpretation.
  3. Creation of the dramaturgy-directing concept.
  4. Literature work with a particular writing: abbreviating, editing a translation, adjustments, adaptations, dramatizations.
  5. Review of the rehearsal process, completion of the written record.

Recommended or required reading

Pavis, Patrice – Dictionary of the theatre

Artaud, Antonin – The theatre and its double

Bakhtin, M.M. – The dialogic imagination: four essays

Barba, Eugenio – The paper canoe: a guide to theatre anthropology

Bentley, Eric – The Life of the Drama

Bentley, Eric – The Theory of the Modern Stage: an introduction to modern theatre and drama

Bentley, Eric – What is Theatre?

Fortier, Mark – Theory/Theatre: an introduction

Gajdoš, Július – From Drama Technique to Scenology

Bogart, Anne - A director prepares: seven essays on art and theatreBrandesky, Joe (ed.) - Czech theatre design in the twentieth century: metaphor and irony revisited

Brockett, Oscar G.; Hildy, Franklin J. - History of the theatre [2008]

Brook, Peter - The Empty Space

Burian, Jarka - Leading creators of twentieth-century Czech theatre

Burian, Jarka - Modern czech theatre: reflector and conscience of a nation

Clark, B.H. - European theories of the drama with a supplement on the American drama

Craig, Edward Gordon - On the art of the theatre

Čechov, Michail Alexandrovič - The path of the actor

Čechov, Michail Alexandrovič - To the actor: on the technique of acting

Donnellan, Declan - The actor and the target

Evans, G. Blakemore - Elizabethan-Jacobean drama: the theatre in its time

Evans, Mark - Jacques Copeau

Eyre, Richard - National service: diary of a decade at the national theatre

Fischer-Lichte, Erika - Theatre, sacrifice, ritual: exploring forms of political theatre

Goldberg, Rose Lee - Performance art: from futurism to the present

Gordon, Robert - The purpose of playing: modern acting theories in perspective

Grazia, Margreta de; Wells, Stanley (ed.) - Shakespeare

Grotowski, Jerzy - Towards a poor theatre

Hodge, Alison - Twentieth century actor training [2007]

Innes, Christopher - Edward Gordon Craig - a Vision of Theatre

Innes, Christopher - Modern British drama: the twentieth century

Johnstone, Keith - IMPRO: improvisation and the Theatre

Kaye, Nick - Postmodernism and performance

Kaye, Nick - Site-specific art: performance, place and documentation

Kazda, Jaromír - A Guide to the history of Czech theatre

Krasner, David (ed.) - Method acting reconsidered: theory, practice, future

Kustow, Michael - Peter Brook: a biography

Lahr, John (ed.) - The diaries of Kenneth Tynan

Lecoq, Jacques - The moving body: teaching creative theatre

Lecoq, Jacques; Bradby, David - Theatre of movement and gesture

Mattingly, Cheryl - Healing dramas and clinical plots: the narrative structure of experience

Miller, Judith G. - Ariane Mnouchkine

Pavis, Patrice - Theatre at the crossroads of culture

Roberts, Philip - The Royal Court Theatre and the Modern Stage

Roose-Evans, James - Experimental theatre from Stanislavsky to Peter Brook

Rudlin, John - Commedia dell’arte: an actor’s handbook

Savarese, Nicola; Barba, Eugenio (ed.) - A Dictionary of theatre anthropology: the secret art of the performer. Second edition

Schechner, Richard - Performance studies: an introduction

Schechner, Richard - The future of ritual: writings on culture and performance

Sierz, Aleks - The theatre of Martin Crimp

Stanislavski, Constantin - An actor’s handbook: an alphabetical arrangement of concise statements on aspects of acting

Stanislavski, Constantin - An actor’s work: a student’s diary

Steiner, George - The Death of tragedy

Šormová, Eva; Eynat-Confino, Irene (ed.) - Space and the postmodern stage

Thomas, James Michael - Script analysis for actors, director and designers

Unwin, Stephen - So you want to be a theatre director?

Wilmeth, Don B. - The Cambridge Guide to American Theatre

Wilson, Stephen - Information arts: intersections of art, science and technology

Wolford, Lisa; Schechner, Richard (ed.) - The Grotowski sourcebook [1997]

Zarrilli, Phillip B. - Psychophysical acting: an intercultural approach after Stanislavski

Assessment methods and criteria

Conditions for successful completion of the course: class participation, completion and on-going presentation of parts of creative tasks, systematic and complete preparations for the graduation performance. During the course independent reading and participation in class discussions, minimum 70% attendance are required. The overall grading is comprised of 30% for class participation and 70% for the creation of the dramaturgical-directorial concept of the graduation performance and its written review.

Further information

No schedule has been prepared for this course

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