Work on Performance 2

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Code Completion Credits Range Language Instruction Semester
204IRT2 ZK 6 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

Exams, classes, open hours, performances.

Prerequisites and co-requisites

  1. Creativity.
  2. Capacity for reflection.
  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.


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

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

Sensitive grading of the artistic creativity should not be focused only on the evaluation of the resulting form for presentation, but primarily on a monitoring of the creative process and student activity during the entire semester.


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 2019/2020:

The schedule has not yet been prepared

Schedule for summer semester 2019/2020:

room R102

(Karlova 26, Praha 1)

room R102

(Karlova 26, Praha 1)

room R102

(Karlova 26, Praha 1)

room R102

(Karlova 26, Praha 1)

Date Day Time Tutor Location Notes No. of paralel
Tue 15:45–18:45 Učebna
Karlova 26, Praha 1
Wed 15:15–18:15 Učebna
Karlova 26, Praha 1
Thu 15:30–18:30 Učebna
Karlova 26, Praha 1
Fri 15:30–18:30 Učebna
Karlova 26, Praha 1

The subject is a part of the following study plans