Dialogical Acting and its Pedagogy 2

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Code Completion Credits Range Language Instruction Semester
202EDN2 ZK 2 2 hours (45 min) of instruction per week, 29 to 39 hours of self-study English summer

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Learning outcomes of the course unit

Dialogical Acting with the Inner Partner is a mind-body discipline whose creator is Prof. Ivan Vyskočil.

Largely this covers:

Mode of study

Class of Individual rehearsals in a group.

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Creativity, analysis and review skills.

Course contents

Study takes place in groups of six to twelve divided according to level of advancement. In integral part of action through dialogue is regular reflection - by the method of introspection the student learns to identify the most important problems arising from his/her individual condition. Reflections are further developed and evaluated.

Recommended or required reading

Čunderle, Michal and Komlosi, Alexander: Ivan Vyskočil: A Life Commitment to the Alternative, in Slavic and East European performance, Volume 31, No1. Spring 11, p. 63–73.

Čunderle, Michal, Komlosi, Alexander and Zich, Jan: Ivan Vyskočil – A portrait. Internal material of the department, 2010.

Hořínek, Zdeněk: The Non-theatre of Ivan Vyskočil, Czech + Slovak theatre, November 1997, No. 6, p. 5–11.

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

The Landscape of a Life – film by Pavel Kolaja – a portrait of Professor Ivan Vyskočil, 2009.

Assessment methods and criteria

Credit is awarded primarily based on one's rehearsal in instruction hours of dialogue. Also a condition for successful completion of the course is two written reviews per semester. A familiarity with the recommended literature is also required.


This course may be studied in Czech and English.

Further information

This course is an elective for all AMU students

Schedule for winter semester 2022/2023:

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Schedule for summer semester 2022/2023:

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The subject is a part of the following study plans