Interpretation Seminar 1
Name of lecturer(s)
Learning outcomes of the course unit
Instructing students to read carefully, make reading a need in life, that is, to demonstrate its sense. Considering the study focus, training in reading drama. A drama is not the summation of all repartee and stage knowledge. To read them is to decipher their structure. The interpretation course teaches this specific type of reading. As well, it shows how the structure of a drama (today more often, post-drama) text in the history of theatre has changed.
Mode of study
In the first year of the two-year course, Shakespeare is the subject of study. His position and significance reflects back to the beginning of drama culture and forward to modern drama. In the second year the students encounter plays in which the theater, theatricality, plays are topics. (Euripides, Calderon, Pirandello, Schnitzler, etc.).
Prerequisites and co-requisites
Theatre History Lectures.
Students come to class with a previously read text which is, based on the first observations, read again and re-interpreted, in at least key scenes.
Recommended or required reading
Eco: Meze interpretace.
Jan Kott: Shakespearovské črty, Alois Bejblík: Shakespearův svět, Přemysl Rut: Příběh a Shakespeare, J. L. Styan: Prvky dramatu, Černá komedie, Bertolt Brecht: Myšlenky, Friedrich Durrenmatt: Problémy divadla, Jan Hyvnar: Francouzská divadelní reforma, Herec v moderním divadle, Hans-Thies Lehmann: Postdramatické divadlo, Jana Pilátová: Hnízdo Grotowského a především vlastní dramatické texty.
Assessment methods and criteria
At the middle of the year, credit, at the end, exam. Aside from participation and student discourse during the whole course, the ability to speak about a selected topic in the final colloquium is evaluated.
This course is an elective for all students of this school
Schedule for winter semester 2018/2019:
(Karlova 26, Praha 1)
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Karlova 26, Praha 1
Schedule for summer semester 2018/2019:
The schedule has not yet been prepared
The subject is a part of the following study plans
- Authorial Acting in English (B.A.) (required subject)