History and Theory of Theatre Seminar 1

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Code Completion Credits Range Language Instruction Semester
206SOD1 ZK 2 2T Czech winter

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Learning outcomes of the course unit

  1. Introduce the history of world and Czech theatre up to the end of the 19th century.
  2. Introduce the basic theatrological concepts in relation to their historical development.
  3. Introduce the main events, important figures of world and Czech theatre and drama up to the end of the 19th century.

Mode of study

Survey lectures, discussion classes.

Prerequisites and co-requisites


Course contents

This course is devoted to theatre history and theory, which are an essential part of a general cultural overview and artistic education itself.

Topics covered in the semester:

  1. History of world theatre and drama to the end of the 19th century.
  2. History of Czech theatre and drama to the end of the 19th century.
  3. Basic theory terminology.

Recommended or required reading

Brockett, Oscar G. Dějiny divadla. Praha: Nakladatelství Lidové Noviny a Divadelní ústav,1999. ISBN 978-80-7106-576-0.

Fischer-Lichte, Erika. Dejiny drámy. Bratislava: Divadelný ústav, 2003. ISBN 80-88987-47-4.

Carlson, Marvin. Dejiny divadelných teórií. Bratislava: Divadelný ústav, 2006. ISBN 80-88987-23-7.

Císař, Jan. Přehled dějin českého divadla. Praha: Nakladatelství Akademie múzických umění, 2006. ISBN 80-7331-072-4.

Assessment methods and criteria

Requirements for successful completion of the course: lecture/class attendance, completion of the final written test/oral exam.

Schedule for winter semester 2019/2020:

room R311
Učebna R311 (DAMU)

(Karlova 26, Praha 1)
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Date Day Time Tutor Location Notes No. of paralel
Thu 16:45–18:15 Eva KYSELOVÁ Učebna R311 (DAMU)
Karlova 26, Praha 1
lecture parallel1

Schedule for summer semester 2019/2020:

The schedule has not yet been prepared

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