Work on Performance 2

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Code Completion Credits Range Language Instruction Semester
204IHV2 ZK 3 8T 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

Semester year's production and projects, primarily in collaboration with directing, dramaturgy and set-design students. Productions of invited instructors in block instruction. Workshops on given topics with presentation.

Prerequisites and co-requisites

  1. Communicativeness,
  2. partnership,
  3. ability for undiluted concentration.

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.


The subject of production work is the space for a practical examination and test of the director's and actor's approaches, with an emphasis on the individual creativity of students.

The first study phase addresses the ability, under strictly defined conditions, to realise a literary idea while emphasising an understanding of the basic relations that constitute a stage work.

This means understanding the meaning of a situation, acting in the situation, the relation between the whole and the detail etc. of great importance is an evaluation of the use of modes of expression.

Another study phase focuses on how the relevant dramatic text is realised (also for works of collective direction), emphasising the individual authorial approach while concentrating on the ability to communicate with collaborators in the work, above all actors and the director. The final study phase focuses on creating a true theatre production in the DISK theatre, with an emphasis on the work as a whole, a sense for team work and resulting reflections on the work.

Recommended or required reading

works of Czech and world dramatic literature

accompanying literature to the productions studied

Assessment methods and criteria

Participation and creativity during work on productions and projects. Independent creative skills. Overall and self-review skills.


This course is instructed in close cooperation between the Directing and Set-design studies.

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

Schedule for winter semester 2019/2020:

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Schedule for summer semester 2019/2020:

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The subject is a part of the following study plans