History of Stage Design 2

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Code Completion Credits Range Language Instruction Semester
204DES2 ZK 1 2T Czech summer

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Learning outcomes of the course unit

Mode of study

This course is a combination of lectures and classwork.

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Course contents


  1. Course introduction. What is contemporary set-design? What was its historical role? How has its function changed in relation to drama?
  2. A brief history of European set-design with examples of how it has changed from the Baroque to the 20th century. The turning point in the work of A. Appii and G. Craig. A new way of viewing drama. Set design as a creative element.
  3. Czech set-design of the first half of the 20th century.
  4. Works of V. Hofman, F. Troestr, E.F. Burian.
  5. The European Avant Garde + Bohemia, an outline.
  6. Czech set-design from the second half of the 20th century.
  7. Josef Svoboda.
  8. World set-design of the second half of the 20th century, an outline.


Recommended or required reading

Nová česká scéna, zvláštní otisk Života, listu pro výtvarnou práci a uměleckou kulturu, roč. XV, č. 3-4, 1937

Česká scénogafie XX. století, Praha 1981,

Zrcadlo světového divadla, Praha 1995

Dějiny českého výtvarného umění III 1-2, IV 1-2

Vlastislav Hofman, Praha 2004

Divadelní revue 2003/2

Josef Svoboda, Praha 1984

Jaroslav Malina, Praha 1999

Scénografie, přehled článků ze zahraničních časopisů, DÚ 1964-1985

H. Rischbieter, Bühne und bildende Kunst im XX. Jh., Velber bei Hannover 1968

D. Bablet, Les révolutions scéniques du XXe siecle, Paris 1975

Assessment methods and criteria

A requirement for a grade is active participation in classes, fulfillment of the assignments and ability to produce a sensible writing.


Elective course for students in other AMU studies.

Further information

This course is an elective for all AMU students

Schedule for winter semester 2019/2020:

The schedule has not yet been prepared

Schedule for summer semester 2019/2020:

room R501
Učebna R501 (DAMU)

(Karlova 26, Praha 1)
Date Day Time Tutor Location Notes No. of paralel
Thu 13:00–14:30 Andrea KRÁLOVÁ Učebna R501 (DAMU)
Karlova 26, Praha 1

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