Alternative World Theatre in the 20th and 21st Century
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Learning outcomes of the course unit
In the field of knowledge (K), the student:
- enumerates and interprets important phenomena, works and contemporary artists of theatre scene; is able to indicate and analyse interpenetration of genres of contemporary art PK4; PK3
In the field of skills (S), the student:
- is able to formulate own ideas on structured analysis of contemporary theatre phenomena and knows how to use them PS10; PS13
In the field of social competencies (C), the student:
- is open towards diversity of contemporary phenomena, interprets them independently taking into consideration diverse theatre schools, appreciates the richness of means of expression concerning contemporary theatre and treats them as integral part of contemporary theatre and culture PSC1, PSC5
Mode of study
Prerequisites and co-requisites
Finished 1st semester of MA studies.
Analysis and review skills.
Instruction through a presentation supplemented by videos, attended performances and topic classes. Contemporary pieces in stage arts will be, primarily, presented in contemporary theatre, dance, graphic and puppet theatre artists' profiles.
To introduce students to the most diverse trends in contemporary world theatre. Emphasis is placed primarily on the diversity of contemporary theatre and the dissolution of borders between individual artistic forms. Particular attention is devoted to post-dramatic or non-interpretive theatre forms.
Modern creations in stage arts through contemporary authors in modern theatre, dance and artistic puppet theatre.
Recommended or required reading
Bertold Brecht, Brecht on Theatre: The Development of an Aesthetic
Peter Brook, The Empty Space
Heiner Goebbels, Aesthetics of Absence: Texts on Theatre
Hans-Thies Lehmann, Postdramatic Theatre
Erika Fischer-Lichte, The Transformative Power of Performance: A New Aesthetics
Marvin Carlson, Performance: A critical introduction
Eric Salzman, Thomas Desi, The New Music Theater: Seeing the Voice, Hearing the Body
Jerzy Grotowski, Towards a Poor Theatre
Nagy, Peter; Rouyer, Phillippe; Rubin, Don World Encyklopedia of Contemporary Theatre: Volume 1: Europe
Assessment methods and criteria
No schedule has been prepared for this course