Work on Stage 1

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201SEB1 ZK 6 4T Czech winter

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Learning outcomes of the course unit

Realizing a dramatic situation with actors in space with emphasis on leading actors.

Ability to clearly identify (for one's self and for actors) what is „before us“ - ability to identify a goal and what we have obtained on the way to it.

Developing of conscious decision making, and what is and is not important at a given phase of rehearsals.

Mode of study

Classes, workshops, tests, performance.

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Mastery of basic theatre terminology.

Course contents

  1. Analysis of the text and staging intent.
  2. The situation and creating dramatic space.
  3. Movement and position in space.
  4. Given circumstances and motivation of action.
  5. Relations of characters and playing out the dramatic situation.
  6. Creating mise en scene and barriers to action.
  7. Fabulation and composing the production as a whole.


Based on analysis of the text and the staging intent arising from it, students proceed to identifying individual situations and collectively creating dramatic space. They become familiar in practice with the possibilities for expression of mutual relations by thematicized movement and position in space. An integral component is work with given circumstances and practical verification of motivation for action. The main content is playing out and developing of the dramatic situation by the director and actors and the creation of a corresponding mise en scene. At the end of the semester, the students arrive at a whole production that is deliberately composed and thematicized. An integral component of the class is reflection on the results achieved.

Recommended or required reading

Artaud, A.; Divadlo a jeho dvojenec; Herrmann, Praha 1994

Barba, A.; Slovník divadelní antropologie; Div. ústav, Lid. noviny; Praha 2000

Brecht, B.; Myšlenky; Čs. spisovatel; Praha 1958

Brockett, O. G.; Dějiny divadla; Lidové noviny, Divadelní ústav; Praha 1999

Brook, P.; Prázdný prostor; Panorama; Praha 1988

Brook, P.; Nitky času; Divadelní ústav; Praha 2004

Burian, E. F.; O nové divadlo; Praha 1946

Císař, J.; Člověk v situaci; ISV; Praha 2000

Císař, J.; Základy činoherní režie; Horizont; Praha 1984

Čechov, M.; O herecké technice; Divadelní ústav; Praha 1996

Efros, A.; Divadlo má láska; Panorama; Praha 1980

Efros, A.; Povolání - Režisér; Panorama; Praha 1986

Frejka, J.; Divadlo je vesmír; Divadelní ústav; Praha 2004

Grossman, J.; Analýzy; Čs. spisovatel; Praha 1991

Hilar, K. H.; O divadle; Divadelní ústav; Praha 2002

Hyvnar, J. ; Herec v moderním divadle; Pražská scéna; Praha 2000

Kraus, K. ; O divadle; Lidové noviny; Praha 1990

Pilátová, J. ; Jerzy Grotowski a teatr Laboratorium; PKS; Praha 1990

Stanislavskij, K. S.; Můj život v umění; Praha 1962

Vostrý, J.; O hercích a herectví; Achát; Praha 1998

Vostrý, J.; Režie je umění; AMU; Praha 2001

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.

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