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 samples of work by the most important world theatre and film set-designers. Classes on searching for sources of inspiration and relations to European visual arts. Class work related to film set-design.
Prerequisites and co-requisites
Bachelor's education at an arts oriented college. General history of fine arts.
Lecture and classes with a presentation of the most important set-design works from the Baroque set-design to the beginning s of modern set-design. A course paper on a selected topic from the history of set-design. Searching for sources of inspiration for film and TV set-design and relations in film and theatre set-design.
- Baroque costuming nad set-design.
- Standard costuming and set-design of the 19th century.
- Types of Baroque theatre (common schools, religious congregations - Jesuit, court theatre, peasant or neighbourhood theatre, noble theatre) and its stage forms.
- Other Baroque theatres in Bohemia (survey, characteristics, Valtice, Kačina, Mnichovo Hradiště, Náchod).
- Palace theatre in Litomyšl (J. Platzer).
- Giuseppe Galli-Bibiena and company, principles of illusion perspective scenery.
- A brief history of the castle in Český Krumov.
- A brief history of the Krumlov palace theatre.
- Artists who created stages for palace theatre (Johann Wetschel, Leo Merkel).
- Standard stages of the 19th century / Quaglio, Brioschi-Burghardt-Kautský. Moessner/Karel Štapfer - realistic stage illusionism. František Kolár, Josef Macourek, Robert Holyer.
- The turn of the 1920s, entrance of modern artistic directions in costuming and set design.
- Modern theatre and set-design - Bauhaus, the Russian Avant-garde, German expressionism, Italian futurism, Appia, Craig, Diagilev's ballets.
Recommended or required reading
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
Thompsonová K., Bordwel D., Dějiny filmu, 2007
Plazewski J.: Dějiny filmu: 1895-2005 Academia 2009
Assessment methods and criteria
75% attendance at lectures and classes, independent creation of the course paper and its presentation (approx. 10 pages of text).
Schedule for winter semester 2019/2020:
(Karlova 26, Praha 1)
|Date||Day||Time||Tutor||Location||Notes||No. of paralel|
|Fri||13:00–14:00||Vlasta KOUBSKÁ||Zasedací místnost
Karlova 26, Praha 1
Schedule for summer semester 2019/2020:
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