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Learning outcomes of the course unit
- Become able to relax and concentrate.
- Master basic psychosomatic techniques.
- Master verbal and nonverbal communication.
- Develop fantasy, imagination, playfulness and creativity.
- Ability to analyze and interpret a dramatic text.
- Mastery of basic acting methods in various genres.
- Independent creation of a theatrical character.
Mode of study
Classes, exercises, testing, summary performance and its review.
Prerequisites and co-requisites
- Talent and health conditions verified by a multi-level entrance procedure.
- Openness to critical motivation and correction of one's actions and behaviour.
- Desire for group work.
- Authenticity and improvization.
- Theatrical behavior and actions.
- Perceiving dramatic space and handling mise en scene.
- Dialogic character and partnership interplay.
- Creative starting of a dramatic situation.
- Stylization in various genres and poetic modes.
- Principles of the structured building of a theatrical character.
The starting off dramatic situations develops the ability to improvise and authentic action in given circumstances. Students are led to perceive dramatic space and to a creative handling of mise en scene in accordance with the production genre. During their studies they deepen their ability to engage in dialogue and partnership interplay. The students familiarize themselves with various dramatic genres, theatrical poetic modes and kinds of verse in drama, and especially with blank verse. This systematic preparation climaxes with the independent creation of a theatrical character in an integral theatrical form.
Recommended or required reading
K. S. Stanislavskij: Můj život v umění, Praha 1962
Radovan Lukavský: Stanislavského Metoda herecké práce, Praha 1978
Michail Čechov: O herecké technice, Praha 1996
Otakar Zich: Estetika dramatického umění, Praha 1931, 1986
Jiří Frejka: Smích a divadelní maska, Praha 1942
Jindřich Honzl: K novému významu umění, Praha 1956, a Základy a praxe moderního divadla, Praha 1963
Jaroslav Vostrý: O hercích a herectví, Praha 1998
Jan Hyvnar: Herec v moderním divadle, Praha 1998
Radovan Lukavský: Být nebo nebýt hercem - Monology o herectví, Praha 1981
Denis Diderot: Herecký paradox
Bertolt Brecht: Myšlenky
Peter Brook: Prázdný prostor
Assessment methods and criteria
Graded is participation in all class hours, acceptance and creative development of assignments, inspired collaboration, sense of dramatic situation and purposeful action, peripheral grades of meaning, truthfulness and authenticity. Grading is significantly influenced by the artistic results at the Summary exam.
No schedule has been prepared for this course
The subject is a part of the following study plans
- Acting for Dramatic Theatre (M.A.) (required main subject)