Propedeutics of Acting & Directing

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Code Completion Credits Range Language Instruction Semester
206HRP1 Z 1 2T Czech summer

Subject guarantor

Daniel HRBEK

Name of lecturer(s)

Daniel HRBEK

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Students completing the course acquires an overview of the basics of practice of artistic elements of drama theatre. This overview does not merely cover a study of theory, but individual a group practicals, to which discussions with the instructor and references to appropriate theory literature are linked. The main tool of instruction is, in class, practicals with subsequent reviews or self-critique and analysis in moderated discussion.

Mode of study

The main hub of the course is practicals which the students perform in groups or individually. From this material for theory critique of the research subject.

Prerequisites and co-requisites

No prerequisites required.

Course contents

The course focuses on acquiring fundamental knowledge and awareness of the practice, particularly of drama theatre. In classes the students are acquainted with acting and directing theory and practice in a space (and with space), and furthermore, is devoted to fundamentals of writing and reading dramas, its construction and potential for interpretation. Part of the course in devoted to the use of acting tools in various drama genres.

Recommended or required reading

VOSTRÝ, Jaroslav. O hercích a herectví : druhé, rozšířené vydání. 2. rozš. vyd., 1. v nakl. KANT. Praha: Kant, 2014. 318 s. ISBN 978-80-7437-141-7 · il., portréty

VOSTRÝ, Jaroslav. Předpoklady hereckého projevu. Vyd. 1. Praha: Ministerstvo školství, mládeže a tělovýchovy ČR, 1991. 143 s.

VOSTRÝ, Jaroslav. Režie je umění. Vyd. 2. Praha: Akademie múzických umění v Praze, Divadelní fakulta, 2009. 265 s. ISBN 978-80-7331-148-3 (brož.) · il.

CÍSAŘ, Jan. Proměny divadelního jazyka. 1. vyd. Praha: Melantrich, 1986. 194 s.

CARRIERE, Jean-Claude. Vyprávět příběh. Vyd. v ČR 2. Praha: Limonádový Joe, 2014. 200 s. ISBN 978-80-905624-2-4.

Assessment methods and criteria

The requirement for the award of credit is class attendance, of which a maximum of 2 absences are allowed during the semester, and completion of assignments between classes.

Schedule for winter semester 2019/2020:

The schedule has not yet been prepared

Schedule for summer semester 2019/2020:

room R310
Učebna R310 (DAMU)

(Karlova 26, Praha 1)
Date Day Time Tutor Location Notes No. of paralel
Mon 09:00–10:30 Daniel HRBEK Učebna R310 (DAMU)
Karlova 26, Praha 1

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