History of Stage and Costume Design 1
Name of lecturer(s)
Learning outcomes of the course unit
To introduce students to the history of costuming and set-design on the European continent, its most important stages and influence on set-design in the Czech Republic. To acquaint students with methods which are used in creation of a setting space and costuming and clarify their principles.
Mode of study
Lectures on samples of the work of the most significant world and Czech costumming artist and set-designers, Sources of inspiration and relationships to European set-design.
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 costuming and set design works from the Baroque set design and costuming artists to the beginning of modern set design. A course paper on a selected topic in the history of set design. Searching for sources of inspiration and contexts of set design.
- Baroque costuming and set design.
- Costuming and set design types of the 19th century.
- Other Baroque theatres in Bohemia (survey, characteristics, Valtice, Kačina, Mnichovo Hradiště, Náchod), Zámecké theatre in Litomyšl (J. Platzer).
- Giuseppe Galli-Bibiena and co., principles of illusion perspective setting.
- Zámecké Theatre in Český Krumlov (Johann Wetschel, Leo Merkel).
- Scene types of the 19th century / quaglio, Brioschi-Burghardt-Kautsky. Moessner/Karel Štapfer - stage realistic illusionism, František Kolár, Josef Macourek, Robert Holzer.
- Entrance of modern artistic directions in costuming and set design.
- Modern theatre costuming and set design - Bauhaus, Russian Avant garde, German Expressionism, Italian Futurism, Appia, Craig, Diagelev'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
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 2018/2019:
(Karlova 26, Praha 1)
|Date||Day||Time||Tutor||Location||Notes||No. of paralel|
|Fri||13:00–14:30||Vlasta KOUBSKÁ||Zasedací místnost
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
- Stage Design - Costumes and Masks (M.A.) (required subject)