Directing and Dramaturgy 3

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Code Completion Credits Range Language Instruction Semester
204RDV3 ZK 5 4T Czech winter

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Learning outcomes of the course unit

  1. Training for directing and dramaturgy with an emphasis on individual student talent.
  2. Cultivation of student artistic potential in the context of contemporary alternative or puppet theatre currents and tendencies.
  3. Preparation of students for collaborating with students from other studies (set-design, acting) and implementation of independent exercises and summary performances.

Mode of study

Exercises, analysis and review of exercises, group discussions and analyses with student groups (usually one study-year of Alternative and Puppet Theatre Dept directing and dramaturgy students), individual consultations.

Prerequisites and co-requisites

  1. General knowledge of the trade literature.
  2. Attendance at theatre performances, important Czech festivals and those abroad.
  3. Development of creative activities beyond school exercises and performances.
  4. Adequate participation in the Production course (implementation of independent exercises and summary productions).

Course contents

The study is based on the concurrent interweaving of theory and practice elements of instruction. Emphasis is placed on an original, creative approach to the study. From alertness of basic concepts such as drama situations and acting in them, plot, motive, topic, situation composition and the time-space handling (mise-en-scena) arising from them to the specific creative signature of the student.

Particulars of individual semesters:

  1. from thoughts on theatre to theatre thinking, drama situations and their alternatives,
  2. composition in time and space,
  3. metaphor, narrative and its alternatives,
  4. theme and the creation process from the first stimulus to actors' rehearsing,
  5. synthesis of all production elements,
  6. comprehensive approach to an original theatre piece.

Recommended or required reading

Brook, Peter: Prázdný prostor, Panorama, Praha 1988

Lehmann, Hans-Thies: Postdramatické divadlo, Divadelný ústav, Bratislava 2007

Vostrý, Jaroslav: Režie je umění, NAMU, Praha 2009

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

Donellan, Declan: Herec a jeho cíl, Brkola, Praha 2007

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

Assessment methods and criteria

Credit is awarded based on:


This course is only for closed study-year groups. Each study program is a course of instruction determined by the study year advisors.

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

Schedule for winter semester 2019/2020:

room R210
Učebna R210 (DAMU)

(Karlova 26, Praha 1)
room R302
Taneční sál

(Karlova 26, Praha 1)
Date Day Time Tutor Location Notes No. of paralel
Mon 12:00–14:00 Michaela HOMOLOVÁ Učebna R210 (DAMU)
Karlova 26, Praha 1
Thu 14:30–16:30 Michaela HOMOLOVÁ Taneční sál
Karlova 26, Praha 1

Schedule for summer semester 2019/2020:

The schedule has not yet been prepared

The subject is a part of the following study plans