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Code Completion Credits Range Language Instruction Semester
201ESE1 ZK 15 8 hours (45 min) of instruction per week, 303 to 378 hours of self-study English winter

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Learning outcomes of the course unit

To become familiar with the procedures of contemporary drama, build creative confidence, verify imagination and mutual inspiration, lead towards courage.

Mode of study

Independent production with supervision by the main study instructor.

Prerequisites and co-requisites

With external cooperation depending on the chosen topic.

Course contents

In the stage creation the student is led to maximum freedom of imagination based on his own particular, individual world view. The emphasis is on work with the most inspirational material possible from theatre and non-theatre sources. Work with a contemporary text helps with grasping theatrical procedures of the second half of the 20th century and the beginning of this century, when testimony about the world is often based on the repressed importance of active human action and bears witness to the feeling of the emptiness of contemporary values.

  1. Personal topic.
  2. Contemporary dramatic literature in the context of the personal attitude.
  3. From intuition to the theatrical idea.
  4. Form as a theme.
  5. Emptied action and its theatrical concretization.
  6. The random and logically unrelated and their importance in theatrical form.
  7. Association, free inspiration, decomposition, free and open structure.
  8. Improvisation as a rehearsal method.

Recommended or required reading

Artaud, Antonin - The theater 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

Bowlt, J. E. - Russian art of avant-garde: theory and criticism: 1902–1934

Brandon, James R. (ed.) - The Cambridge Guide to Asian Theatre

Braun, Edward - Meyerhold: a revolution in theatre

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

Brook, Peter - The Empty Space [1996]

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

Císař, Jan: The History of Czech Theater: a Survey (2010)

Clurman, Harold - The naked image: observations on the modern theatre

Craig, Edward Gordon - On the art of the theatre [2009]

Evans, Mark - Jacques Copeau

Fencl, Otakar - The Czechoslovak theatre today

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

Gassner, John - A Treasury of the theatre: from Henrik Ibsen to Arthur Miller: rev. ed. for colleges

Gassner, John - The theatre in our times: a survey of the men, materials and movements in the modern theatre

Gassner, John; Allen, Ralph G. - Theatre and Drama in the Making

Goldberg, Rose Lee - Performance art: from futurism to the present [2001]

Grotowski, Jerzy - Towards a poor theatre

Hazlitt, William - A view of the English stage: or a series of dramatic criticism (1906)

Hüsken, Wim and Eisenbichler, Konrad (ed.) - Carnival and the carnivalesque: the fool, the reformer, the wildman, and others in early modern theatre

Innes, Christopher - Avant Garde Theatre: 1892 - 1992

Kaye, Nick - Postmodernism and performance

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

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

Komissarževskij, B. - Moscow theatres

Kuhns, David F. - German expressionist theatre: the actor and the stage

Lawson, Joan - Mime: the theory and practice of expressive gesture with a description of its historical developtmen

Mamet, David Alan - Three uses of the knife: on the nature and purpose of drama

Miholová, Kateřina - Ubu the King: Jarry & Grossman & Fára. Theatre on the Balustrade, 1964-1968. An Interactive Reconstruction

Miller, Judith G. - Ariane Mnouchkine

Morash, Chris - A history of Irish theatre: 1601-2000

Nicoll, Allardyce - World Drama from Aeschylus to Anouilh

Pavis, Patrice - Dictionary of the theatre

Quinn, Michael L. - The Semiotic stage: prague school theatre theory

Ridout, Nicholas; Kelleher, Joe - Contemporary theatres in Europe: a critical companion

Robb, David - Clowns, fools and picaros: popular forms in theatre, fiction and film

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

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

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

Scott, A. C. - The classical theatre of China

Sierz, Aleks - The theatre of Martin Crimp

Southern, Richard - The Seven Ages of the Theater

Southern, Richard - The staging of plays before Shakespeare

Stanton, Sarah; Banham, Martin - The Cambridge Paperback Guide to Theatre

Steiner, George - The Death of tragedy

The theatre of the Bauhaus [1996]

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

Assessment methods and criteria

A decisive consideration for grading is the artistic result of the performance at the Summary exam. Considered also is the entire course of the production study.

Further information

No schedule has been prepared for this course

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