History of Theatre from the Arts Management View 1
Name of lecturer(s)
Learning outcomes of the course unit
The aim of the course is to introduce students to the economic and political situation of given periods, manners of theatre performance operation, advertisement, promotion, organization of thespians, the position of theatre in society, the character of theatre buildings.
Mode of study
Students will either independently complete a course paper on an assigned topic or summarize an work presented from an earlier period which expands one's study of a particular period. The course papers will be presented by the students during the course and in subsequent moderated discussions comparisons are made with contemporary practice.
Prerequisites and co-requisites
This course is linked to knowledge acquired during the baccalaureate study of Theatre in the Context of the Development of Western Culture I and II.
Students individuall work on course papers on a given topic which are presented during the course. 80% attendance is required, completion of assignments and passage of a written test.
European theatre in the Middle Ages.
Italian theatre in the Renaissance.
English theatre up to 1642.
Spanish theatre up to 1700.
French theatre up to 1700.
English theatre 1660-1800.
Italy and France 1700 to 1800.
Germany 1700 to 1800.
England in the first half of the 19th Century.
The US up to 1830.
German speaking areas in the first half of the 19th Century.
French theatre in the first half of the 19th Century.
Russia up to 1850.
France in the second half of the 19th Century.
England in the second half of the 19th Century.
The US in the second half of the 19th Century.
Italy and Spain in the second half of the 19th Century.
Russia in the second half of the 19th Century.
German speaking areas in the second half of the 19th Century.
Europe up to 1918.
Russia up to 1917.
The US up to 1918.
Europe in the interwar years.
The US in the interwar years.
Russia in the interwar years.
CONSIDERED PERIODS AND COUNTRIES
political arrangement of the country in a given period - changes, etc.,
economic status of the country (currency buying power),
demographics (composition of the inhabitants, populations in cities),
legislative situation (laws affecting theatre),
what is the position of theatre and theatre ensembles in society,
„the theatre network“.
THEATRE ENSEMBLE ORGANIZATION
Legal position in society (the founder, etc and what obligations arise from it).
How big an ensemble.
How is it financed (Who is the producer.).
What genre is most frequently played.
Who leads the ensemble.
Internal organization - spider, how many members - what professions..., what compensation.
How often do they play.
How often, where and how do they rehearse.
Where do new members come from (actors, writers, musicians...).
Where do they play (ex: coaching - why, where-how do they select gigs, etc.).
Texts - where are they acquired, for what price...
Furnishings - equipping, price (props).
Costumes - equipping, price (masks, make-up, wigs).
Music, etc. (musical instruments used, sounds, etc.).
Where do they play most often,
who runs the theatre space (building),
the construction and its characteristics (building description, materials, theatre equipment and backstage, auditorium, spectator background, capacities, technical equipment - lights, sound-acoustic equipment, stage technology, new stage „inventions“, etc.),
safety (regulations, new ordinances, etc.).
MARKETING - PR OF THOSE TIMES
Relationship to the media.
Ticketing - price, how are they sold (discounts, subscriptions, etc.).
Production Premier (reasons, how many times per day).
How many reprises of a title on average.
Relationship to the competition (other ensembles, „amateur“ ensembles, other arts).
Composition of the audience.
Research - surveys.
ADDITIONAL ECONOMIC RELATIONSHIPS
joint management - furnishings producers, costume rentals, agents, etc.,
other items of interest.
period documents, image documents,
list of literature used and sources.
Recommended or required reading
BROCKETT, O. G. Dějiny divadla
BLAHNÍK, V. K. Dějiny divadla
COLLINS, F. The Production of Medieval Church Music-Drama
LE GOLF, J. Kultura středověké Evropy
Anciens théatres de Paris od 1670
POKORNÝ, J. Složky divadelního výrazu
DIGRIN, Z. Divadlo učenců a diplomatů
KRATOCHVÍL, K. Ze světa komedie dell´arte
ADAMS, J. C. The Globe Playhouse: Its Design and Equipment
BALDWIN, T. W. The Organization and Personnel of the Shakespearean Company
BEJBLÍK H.-LUKEŠ Alžbětinské divadlo
GILDERSLEEVE, V. Government Regulation of the Elizabethan Drama
HARBAGE, A. Shakespeare´s Audience
HODEK, B. William Shakespeare
POKORNÝ, J. Shakespearova doba a divadlo
BEJBLÍK, A. Shakespearův svět
ALLEN, J. J. The Reconstruction of a Spanish Golden Age Playhouse: El Corral del Principe 1583-1744
MIKEŠ, V. Divadlo španělského zlatého věku
MITTMAN, B. G. Spectators on the Paris in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries
MONGREDIEN, G. Daily Life in the French Theatre at the Time of Moliere
WILEY, W. L. The Early Public Theatre in France
ČERNÝ, J. Moliere
MILHOUS, J. Thomas Betterton and the Management of Lincoln´s Inn Fields
PRICE, C. Theatre in the Age of Garrick
RANKIN, H. F. The Theatre in Colonial America
BUKÁČEK, J. Carlo Goldoni
GOLDONI, C. Paměti
MAYOR, A. H. The Bibiena Family
Ogden, D. The Italian Baroque Stage
DIGRIN, Z. Slovník světových dramatiků - italští autoři
FURTENBACH, J. Prospectiva
ROLLAND, R. Revoluční divadlo
BONNASWSIES, J. La Comédie-Francais, histoire administrative
BALVÍN-POKORNÝ-SCHERL Vídeňské lidové divadlo
KLEIST Záhadný nesmrtelný
RAK J. Kapitoly z dějin německého divadla;Vídeňské lidové divadlo
APPLETON, W. W. Madame Vestris and the London Stage
CARLSON, M. The French Stage in the Nineteenth Century; German Stage in the Nineteenth Century; The Theatre of the French Revolution; Managers in Distress
DURHAM, W. B. American Theatre Companies, 1749-1887
MOYNET, J.-P. French Theatrical Production in the Nineteenth Century
WITTKE, C. F. Tambo and Bones: A History of the American Minstrel Stage
LARTHOMAS, P. Le Théatre en France au XIX siecle
GRUBE, M. Divadelní dějiny Meiningenských
BERNHEIM, A. L. The Business of the Theatre
DURHAM, W. B. American Theatre Companies, 1888-1930
GLASSTONE, V. Victorian and Edwardian Theatre
HENDERSON, M. C. The City and the Theatre: New York Playhouses from Bowling Green to Times Square
MARTÍNEK, K. Dějiny ruského předrevolučního činoherního divadla; Ruská divadelní moderna; Mejerchold
INNES, CH. Edward Gordon Craig
OSBORNE, J. The Meiningen Court Theatre
POKORNÝ, J. Kniha o kabaretu
DURHAM, W. B. American Theatre Companies, 1931-1986
GROPIUS, W. The Theatre of the Bauhaus
PISCATOR, E. Politické divadlo
BRAUN, K. Druhá divadelní reforma
BRAULICH, H. Max Reinhardt
PÖRTNER P. Experimentální divadlo
ATKINSON, B. Broadway
EATO, W. P. The Theatre Guild - The First Ten Years
Divadelné kultúry východu
KALVODOVÁ-ZBAVITEL Pod praporem krále nebes
KALVODOVÁ, D. Čínské divadlo
KALVODOVÁ, D. Vítr v piniích
Assessment methods and criteria
80% class participation, completion of assignments and passage of the written credit test is required.
Credit is awarded based on:
class participation - 15%,
completion of the course paper - 40%,
paper presentation - 20%,
final test - 25%.
Notice: To Winter semester 2010/2011 students: I was exceptionally lenient. The era of hesitation and defense is over!
Course may be repeated
This course is an elective for all students of this school
Schedule for winter semester 2019/2020:
The schedule has not yet been prepared
Schedule for summer semester 2019/2020:
The schedule has not yet been prepared
The subject is a part of the following study plans
- Arts Management (B.A.) (required subject)