Basics of Theatre Producing 1
Name of lecturer(s)
Learning outcomes of the course unit
The subject's aim is to acquaint the student with the basic rules of personnel, salary/wage and commission procedure in the theatre, to compose dramaturgic plans, to learn the procedures in a production's formulation. To verify the students' ability to acquire and then process information obtained in an internal analysis of a given theatrical issue.
Mode of study
Based on the independent study of recommended literature and sources, students develop, independently, the course work on an assigned topic. The course work is presented by the students during the course and the subsequent moderated discussions are notes of comparison to modern practice.
Prerequisites and co-requisites
- Participation in the course (min. 70%),
- completion of given coursework during the semester,
- oral exam: analysis of written work + discussion.
1/ ZS (Elementary School) work schedule + introduction + literature + homework
The baccalaureate study, content and structure of the program and its character; fundamental terminology of theatre; changes in the paradigm in theatre, the theatre in the current concept of its study and focus of inter-disciplines; non-spectator and extra-stage parts of theatre; the creative character of the field.
Explanation, commentary and subsequent discussions of audio-visual inspiration based on Czech Television Czech theatre direction and paradoxes of modern Czech theatre, Jaroslav Kvapil.
2/ General aspects, genius locii, analysis of the location and environment
Cultural legacy, cultural capital, cultural destination, cultural policy, the culture state; micro-environments/macro-environments; theatre as a community forum, as a city reputation element and part of the revitalization of a location; culture as an image factor.
Audio-visual inspiration: K. H. Hilar.
3/ Modern history and current status of theatre in the Czech Republic
The theatre network and infrastructure; changes in the theatre topography in time; myth and reality, reasoning: the multiplication effect of grants to theatres and other social and economic contributions, theatre as a product, as a part of the cultural industry; actual tendencies and trends: the de-theaterization of theatre and attributes of theatre; the market, contest and competition.
Audio-visual inspiration: Jinřich Honzl.
4/ Theatre production, stage design production, performance production
What is theatre; intention, instance and the constellation; substance and systems enabling theatre creations; theatre promoters; visual (identity) theatre, theatre logistics.
Audio visual inspiration: Jiří Frejka.
5/ Types of theatre operation in the Czech Republic
From the independent project to multiple ensemble theatre; fundamental typology: the theatre as a public cultural service, the private enterprise sector, the non-profit sektor; configuation of the principles of modern democratic society; seasons, independent cultural centers, etc.
Audio visual inspiration: Emil František Burian.
6/ Legal forms of theatre operations
Legislative framework; maximum freedom and independence in the light of history; rise and fall of theatre; concrete bases (platforms) of theatre operation; lobby - lobbying.
Audio visual inspiration: Alfred Radok.
7/ Preproduction - production - postproduction
Organizing theatre and its network; author's vision and author's setting; realizing the vision; creative acts and processes; the product and its multiplications; theate and the media; significance of agenting.
Audio visual inspiration: Jan Grossman.
8/ Atypical projects- coproductions - festivals - international collaborations
EU contexts and globalization processes; so-called cultural tourism; multiculturism.
Audo visual inspiration: Evald Schorm.
9/ Basic theatre professions
The collective character of theatre - the creative team, the manager - requirements and disposition; the spectator and encouragement.
Audi visual inspircation: Miroslav Macháček.
Recommended or required reading
valid legislation of the Czech Republic, in particular
the Labour Code
1/1992 Coll., as amended
143/1992 Coll., as amended
and literature interpreting these regulations
samples of internal legal norms for theatres
the script of Bedřich Gregorini „Realising a dramatic plan in the theatre“
Assessment methods and criteria
80% class participation, completion of assignments and passing of the written exam are required.
Credit is awarded based on:
class participation - 20%,
completion of the course paper - 15%,
paper presentation - 15%,
final test - 50%.
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)