Work on Performance 4

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Code Completion Credits Range Language Instruction Semester
204ARM4 ZK 18 12 hours (45 min) of instruction per week, 324 to 414 hours of self-study English, Czech summer

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Learning outcomes of the course unit

  1. The capacity for theatrical creation in practical form.
  2. The ability to produce your own authorial creation.
  3. The ability to produce a normal theatre text.
  4. The abiliity to work with a partner on stage, puppet, material.
  5. The ability to communicate with the director, dramaturg, designer and others.

Mode of study

Exams, consultations, supervision, discussions, classes, reviews.

Prerequisites and co-requisites

  1. Creativity.
  2. Ability to reflect.
  3. Ability to communicate and a sense for team work.
  4. Ability to analyse and synthesise.
  5. Spontaneity.
  6. Creative ability.
  7. Organisational ability.

Course contents


  1. Individual authorial creation as the starting point for theatre work.
  2. Dramatic text as the starting point for the actor's work.
  3. Work with the actor, puppet, material.
  4. Improvisation.
  5. Interacting with a space, relations and roles in a situation. The detail and the whole.
  6. What makes the stage work. Costume, music, setting, lighting.
  7. Rythm and space.
  8. The production whole.


Recommended or required reading

K. S. Stanislavskij: My Life in Art.

Peter Brook: Empty Space.

Jan Císař: Theory of Puppet Theatre Acting

Bertolt Brecht: Thoughts on Theatre

Denis Diderot: The Dramatic Paradox

Jan Hyvnar: The Actor in Modern Theatre

E. G. Craig: The Actor and Uber-Marionnette

Otakar Zich: Aesthetic of Dramatic Art

Jiří Veltruský: Contribution to the Theatre Theory

Anatolij Efros: Theatre: my love

Jindřich Honzl: Mimický znak a mimický příznak

And others.

Assessment methods and criteria

Student grading originates in the monitoring of participation in the collective creation process and the resulting artistic form and its review.


The course is modified during the semester according to the year's lead instructor requirements and demands.

Instruction schedule see: www DAMU / katedra ALD / Pro studenty / Rozvrhy

Schedule for winter semester 2022/2023:

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Schedule for summer semester 2022/2023:

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