Authorial Reading 1

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Code Completion Credits Range Language Instruction Semester
202EAU1 Z 2 2 hours (45 min) of instruction per week, 32 to 42 hours of self-study English winter

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Learning outcomes of the course unit

Acceptance of responsibility for an original writing including the ability to personally read it to others and take their reaction under consideration for futher work. This is how we discover what we actually said and how others understand us.

Mode of study

Course in which the students read (not recite, nor act) their texts and immediately see the reaction of the students. They have no opportunity to futher explain their texts: only what they have written is considered. The discussion is moderated by the instructor who does not contribute until the end if something significant has not been expressed.

In one course there is usually three texts (three students). It is better, of course, if the students find their own topics and develop their writing regardless of when their turn comes. This presumes a repertoire of original attempts independent of the course.

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Course contents

Public readings (in the course which is open to guests) of original texts and subsequent response from the audience.

Recommended or required reading

Texts are original. Discussions often mention other writers whose work might interest the students because of some similar features which they may wish to attempt. Study material is additional individual readings.

Vyskočil, Ivan and company: (Inter)acting with the inner partner. (Edited by Michal Čunderle and Alex Komlosi), Czech translated by Alexander Komlosi. Praha: Brkola 2011.

Ivan Vyskočil. Ivan Vyskočil’s Introduction to the book Mama isn't Home on the discipline of Authorial Reading [online]. Institute for Research into and Study of Authorial Acting. 6. 1. 2021. [cit. ]. URL =čil-s-introduction-to-the-book-mother-isn-t-home?lang=en

Ivan Vyskočil. On the Study of Acting: Inaugural professorial lecture upon receiving a professorship in acting [online]. Institute for Research into and Study of Authorial Acting. 6. 1. 2021 [cit. ]. URL =

Assessment methods and criteria

Personal vision, precise formulation skills, sense of internal order and text form, originality in writing and reading. At the same time, the art to listen to texts of others and comment on one's own. Students are required to read at least twice per semester and 80% attendance.

Further information

This course is an elective for all students of this school

Schedule for winter semester 2022/2023:

room R313

(Karlova 26, Praha 1)

Date Day Time Tutor Location Notes No. of paralel
Fri 14:30–16:00 Učebna
Karlova 26, Praha 1

Schedule for summer semester 2022/2023:

The schedule has not yet been prepared

The subject is a part of the following study plans