Interpretation Seminar 2

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202ISB2 ZK 2 2T Czech summer

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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.

Course contents

In the first year of the two-year class, the course in the study of Shakespeare, his figures and relevance reflects back to the beginnings of drama culture and foward to modern drama. In the second year students encounter dramas in which theatre, theatricality and plays (Euripides, Calderon, Pirandello, Schnitzler, etc.) are the topics.

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.

Other materials arising from classes.

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.

Further information

This course is an elective for all students of this school

Schedule for winter semester 2019/2020:

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Schedule for summer semester 2019/2020:

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The subject is a part of the following study plans