Work on Stage 1
Milan SCHEJBAL, Zuzana SÍLOVÁ
Name of lecturer(s)
Milan SCHEJBAL, Zuzana SÍLOVÁ, Daria ULLRICHOVÁ
Learning outcomes of the course unit
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.
- Personal topic.
- Contemporary dramatic literature in the context of the personal attitude.
- From intuition to the theatrical idea.
- Form as a theme.
- Emptied action and its theatrical concretization.
- The random and logically unrelated and their importance in theatrical form.
- Association, free inspiration, decomposition, free and open structure.
- Improvisation as a rehearsal method.
In the last term of stage creation before the changeover to the simulated conditions of a school theatre, 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.
Recommended or required reading
Brockett, Oscar G.; Hildy, Franklin J. - History of the theatre 
Pavis, Patrice - Dictionary of the theatre
Císař, Jan: The History of Czech Theater: a Survey (2010)
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
Brook, Peter - The Empty Space 
Burian, Jarka - Leading creators of twentieth-century Czech theatre
Clurman, Harold - The naked image: observations on the modern theatre
Craig, Edward Gordon - On the art of the theatre 
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 
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
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 
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.
Schedule for winter semester 2018/2019:
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Schedule for summer semester 2018/2019:
The schedule has not yet been prepared
The subject is a part of the following study plans
- Dramaturgy for Dramatic Theatre (M.A.) (required main subject)