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204MDD1 Z 1 2T Czech winter

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Learning outcomes of the course unit

  1. To understand the history of theatre in relation to the focus of the Alternative and Puppet Theatre Dept.
  2. The art of reading theatre history in relation to one's theatre practice.
  3. To view the phenomenon of theatre from assorted angles, in a wide historical, cultural and societal context.

Mode of study

A combination of presentations with discussions and analyses of documents or video recordings of productions.

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Reading of the basic literature presented by each instructor.

Course contents

This course is to supplement general theatre history whose instruction is provided by the Theory and Critique Dept. The purpose is an extensive view of moments in the history of theatre in relation to the specific focus of Alternative and Puppet Theatre Dept.

  1. Theatre, society, audience member.
  2. Acting.
  3. Dramaturgy and relation to the text.
  4. Directing.
  5. Theatre and space.
  6. Set-design, costuming, masks.

Recommended or required reading

Each instructor assigns literature. The basic literature for the course may be considered:

Artaud, Antonin: Divadlo a jeho dvojenec, Herrmann a synové, Praha 1994

Barba, Eugenio, Savarese, Nicola: Slovník divadelní antropologie, Divadelní ústav a Braun, Kazimierz: Divadelní prostor

Brecht, Bertolt: Myšlenky, Českoslosvenský spisovatel, Praha 1958

Brook, Peter: Prázdný prostor, Panorama, Praha 1988

Nakladatelství Lidové noviny, Praha 2000

Pörtner, Hans: Experimentální divadlo, Orbis, Praha 1965

Scherhaufer, Peter: Čítanka z dejín divadelnej réžie I-III, Divadelný ústav, Bratislava, 1998-1999

Stanislavskij, K. S.: Moje výchova k herectví I., Athos, Praha 1946

Assessment methods and criteria

Credit is awarded based on successful completion of the exam before the commission comprised of study-year instructors at the end of each semester.


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)


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Date Day Time Tutor Location Notes No. of paralel
Mon 09:00–12:00 Učebna
Karlova 26, Praha 1
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