Basics to Stage Technology - Course 1
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Name of lecturer(s)
Josef MADĚRA, Tomáš PROCHÁZKA, Jakub RŮŽIČKA, Robert SMOLÍK
Learning outcomes of the course unit
Familiarise 1st year ALD department students with the entire breadth of stage technology and with all aspects of a theatre's operations (personal and technical). Emphasis is placed on the fact that technology and personnel as a whole must contribute to producing the best possible rehearsals and final result for the production.
Mode of study
Lecture, samples in the school and other theatre spaces, discussion.
Prerequisites and co-requisites
Interest in the profession.
- Personnel structure of the theatre.
Familiarisation with all professional personnel in the theatre; its hierarchy, professional arrangement and relations between individual workers and the workplace. Emphasis is placed on stage technoology elements. A detailed explanation of the functions of all a theatre's employees, from the director, artistic head, stage master to the stage technican.
- Stable stage equipment.
Familiarisation with all firmly installed tehnical elements of the stage and audiorium used to serve the performance; their relationship to individual stage technology employees. Detailed description of this equipment's functions.
- Portable stage equipment.
Familiarisation with all technical requisites, instruments and simple portable mechanisation on the stage and in the auditorium. Their function in building the theatre's decoration and its operation during rehearsals and performances. Detailed explanation of the functions and possibilities of this equipment, relationship to stage technology employees and other persons moving in the theatre environment.
- Visit and inspection of a puppet theatre with explanation.
- Visit and inspection of a large classical theatre with explanation.
Recommended or required reading
Topical professional press.
Assessment methods and criteria
Credit is awarded based on student skill and experience during the semester.
For 1st year Alternative and Puppet Theatre (ALD), Acting study, ALD, Bachelor's Directing-Dramaturgy, ALD Bachelor's, Set-design.
Course may be repeated
Schedule for winter semester 2019/2020:
(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
- Acting for Alternative and Puppet Theatre (B.A.) (required subject)
- Directing and Dramaturgy for Alternative and Puppet Theatre (B.A.) (required subject)
- Stage Design for Alternative and Puppet Theatre (B.A.) (required subject)