Jerzy Grotowski – Texts and Contexts

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Code Completion Credits Range Language Instruction Semester
202JGT ZK 2 3T English, Czech summer

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Learning outcomes of the course unit

The course aim is to introduce students to the main phases of Jerzy Grotowski's work.

Mode of study

Elective course, regular meetings (3 hrs per week). Active interpretation of the Grotowski's work in context (theatre, cultural, social, political, anthropological, religious). Study based on texts by Grotowski, conversations with him and texts and films about him.

Prerequisites and co-requisites

DAMU students, able to study the assigned texts (electively in Czech, English, Polish) may register for the course. Capacity is 10 people. Priority is given to Czech and international Dept. of Alternative and Puppet Theater students.

Course contents

I. Stage theatre (1959-1969):

II. Deserted Theatre (1970-1976); Institute Laboratorium:

III. Grotowski in the world (1982-1999):

IV. Main figure from Grotowski's nest and inheritance issues:

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Assessment methods and criteria

Credit base on class participation (75% attendance), in place of attendance is a written interpretative tex, studied during absences.

Further information

This course is an elective for all students of this school

Schedule for winter semester 2019/2020:

The schedule has not yet been prepared

Schedule for summer semester 2019/2020:

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The subject is a part of the following study plans