Scenology 4

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203SCA4 exam 6 3 hours (45 min) of instruction per week, 119 to 149 hours of self-study English summer

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Learning outcomes of the course unit

To introduce students to the basics of stage presence in the perspective of its specific and non-specific execution and relationships.

Mode of study

Combination of concept presentation, consultations and one's analysis of task treatments.

Prerequisites and co-requisites

  1. General knowledge of world theatre culture.
  2. Ability of associative thought.
  3. Feeling for the drama potential of a stage space.
  4. Basic bearing in world drama literature.
  5. Mastery of basic theatrological concepts.

Course contents

Study of the fundamentals of Stage 1 in the perspective of the selected arts field.

The course provides directing, dramaturgy, set-design, theory and critique master's students an introduction to the basics of Stage theory. This expands their experience in theatre stage production to other ideas of stage and stage events and develops their awareness of the stage of a theatre production based on the study of these examples and (for the director, dramaturgist and set-designer) in the context of their own stage work.

  1. Staging in the context of the development of technology and media.
  2. Scenic and visual: the scene and image: development of fine arts from cave paintings to installations and performances in the context of photography.
  3. The image as a visual object and the image as an experience from the viewpoint of its potential source: object and subject and the relationship of conscious and subconscious elements in creating the image-experience in art and life.
  4. Stage and behaviour: the scene and ceremony, ritualization and stylization: (individually) authentic, respectively spontaneous and conventional.
  5. Stage and mimesis in the perspective of the relationship presentation and narration, performing and narrativity, mime and emblem.
  6. Stage and mimesis in the creation of an image-object and image-experience in art, in live and in the media and their mutual relationships.
  7. Stage arts and their changes in the context of stage events in the life of a media society; stage and set-design.
  8. Stage and situation, scene and drama.
  9. The place of the theatre in the potential regiter of stage arts: theatre and film, scene and theatricality, production and installation, acting and performance.

Recommended or required reading

Hostinský, O. O klasifikaci uměn, in: (týž) O umění, Praha 1956

Gajdoš, J. Od instalace k inscenaci, od herectví k performanci, Praha 2010

Kotte, A. Divadelní věda (Úvod), Praha 2010

Lipus, R. Scénologie Ostravy, Praha n. Valenta, J. Scénologie krajiny, Praha 2008

Vojtěchovský, M. / Vostrý, J. Obraz a příběh, Praha 2008

Vostrý, J. Scénologie dramatu, Praha 2010

Zich, O. Estetika dramatického umění (kap. I.-IV.), Praha 1931, resp. 1987

Assessment methods and criteria

Credit is awarded based on the submitted paper with consideration of participation in class discussions.

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