(Inter)acting with the Inner Partner 1
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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.
Largely this can be:
- a path to self-discovery, self-acquaintance, self-acceptance and self-actualization,
- creation of the physical-mental condition for creative commuications „conductive“ empathy,
- experience, recognition and study of drama acting principles,
- experience, recognition and study of non-subject acting,
- a path to understanding, „embodiment“ and realization of defined challenges, questions, defined tasks, texts,
- method of trying, searching, perceiving, being attentive and finding.
Mode of study
Individual attempts in groups.
Prerequisites and co-requisites
Creativity, analysis and crictical skills.
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.
No schedule has been prepared for this course
The subject is a part of the following study plans
- Authorial Acting in English (B.A.) (required main subject)