(Inter)acting with the Inner Partner 1

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202EDB1 Z 3 2T English winter

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Learning outcomes of the course unit

Dialogue behaviour with an internal partner is a physical-mental discipline whose creator is Prof. Ivan Vyskočil.

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Mode of study

Individual attempts in groups.

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Creativity, analysis and crictical skills.

Course contents

A mental-physical discipline created by Prof. Ivan Vyskočil. The foundation is experience and trials in behaviour (speaking, acting) with oneself (with and internal partner), in principle, alone - self-dialogue. To learn authentic, spontaneous, acting and interplay behaviour (behaviour and experience) and produce publically in situations of „public aloneness“ (Stanislavsky), with the presence and attention of „the audience“. In situations when - that is if - friends, observers are not there and the exclusion of visual and tactile contact.

Recommended or required reading

Artaud, Antonin: The Theater and It’s Double. New York: Grove Press 1997.

Berne, Eric: Game People Play. London: Penguin Books Ltd. 2016.

Brook, Peter: The Empty Space. New York: Simon and Schuster 1996.

Buber, Martin: I and Thou. Eastford: Martino publishing 2010.

Caillois, Roger: Man, Play and Games. Illionis: University of Illionis Press 2001.

Donnellan, Declan: The Actor and the Target. London: Nick Hern Books 2005.

Fink, Eugen: The Oasis of Happiness: Toward an Ontology of Play, Yale French Studies No. 41, Game, Play, Literature: Yale University Press. 1968. p. 19–30.

Goffman, Erving: The Presentation of Self in Everyday Life. Edinburg: University of Edinburg 1956.

Huizinga, Johan: Homo Ludens: A Study of the Play-element in Culture. Boston, MA: The Beacon Press, 1950 (first published 1944).

Assessment methods and criteria

Credit is awarded primarily based on one's experience in the classes of dialogue negotiations. A condition for successfull completion of the course is two written reviews per semester. As well, an acquaintance with the recommended literature is required.


This course may be either in Czech or English.

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