History of Stage Design 1
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Learning outcomes of the course unit
To introduce students to the history of set-design on the European continent, its most important stages and the influence on set-design in the Czech Republic. To acquaint students with methods used in the creation of a setting space and clarify their principles.
Mode of study
Lectures on the work of the most important world and Czech set-designers. Searching for sources of inspiration.
Prerequisites and co-requisites
Maturita exam, general pre-college knowledge of the history of the fine arts.
Lectures and classes with presentations of the most important set design works from Baroque set design and costuming to the start of modern set design, class paper on a selected topic in the history of set design, searching for source of inspiration and relation of set design to directing.
- Baroque set design, Types of set design of the 19th century.
- Rise of modern set design, inspiration in modern arts directions.
- Avant garde set design - Bauhaus, Russian Constructivism, German expressionism, Italian Futurism, Appia, Craig, Dagilev's ballets.
Recommended or required reading
Originální scénické a kostýmní návrhy ze sbírky divadelního oddělení Národního muzea
Oskar Schlemmer, Böblingen 1988
El Teatro de los Pintores, Madrid 2000
Die Russische Avantgarde und die Bühne 1890-1930, Schleswig 1991
Le Danza delle Avanguardie, Milano 2005
Ribi H., E. G. Craig, Figur und Abstraktion, Basel 2000
The World of Baroque Theatre, Český Krumlov 2010
O. G. Brockett et al., Making the Scene, San Antonio, Texas, 2010
Assessment methods and criteria
75% attendance at lectures and classes, independent creation of the course paper and its presentation (approx. 10 pages of text), oral credit.
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
- Stage Design in English (M.A.) (required subject)