Anthropology of the play 1
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Learning outcomes of the course unit
At the close of the course the student will be able to define the fundamental theory of plays and play categories formal indicators and to define a play from a phenomenological and anthropological perspective.
Mode of study
Writings analysis and discussion.
Prerequisites and co-requisites
Analysis and review skills.
In three topic series, (Huizinga - Fink - Caillois) based on readings (selected chapters) and class discussions, students will be able to define the most important concepts and theory of plays. An understanding of the theory writings will be supplemented by examples of plays which will originate in the students' personal experiences.
- J. Huizinga.
- E. Fink.
- R. Caillois.
Recommended or required reading
CAILLOIS, Roger. Hry a lidé: maska a závrať. Nakladatelství Studia Ypsilon, Praha 1998
FINK, Eugen. Oáza štěstí. Mladá fronta, Praha 1992
HUIZINGA, Johan. Homo ludens: o původu kultury ve hře. Mladá fronta, Praha 1971
Assessment methods and criteria
During the semester independent readings, preparations of partial papers on assigned topics and participation in class discussions are required which are requirements for sitting the exam.
No schedule has been prepared for this course
The subject is a part of the following study plans
- Theory and criticism (M.A.) (required optional subject)