Drama and dramatization 1

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Code Completion Credits Range Language Instruction Semester
207DDL1 ZK 4 2T Czech winter

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Learning outcomes of the course unit

The students, upon completion of the course, should be able to perceive the differences between the traditional and modern definition of drama, in diverse forms from 20th century dramas. They should be acquainted with current narrative theories and, based on these, be able to compare prosaic pre-texts with their transformations in the theatre text and in the staging on which it was based. As a result they are to be able to identify the portion and presentation of individual creative subjects into the final artistic work.

Mode of study

Contact, attended course.

Prerequisites and co-requisites


Course contents

The course aim is to acquaint students with the issue of the relationship between literature and theatre, respectively issues of the popular dramatization of other, non-theatre writings. The first semester will be devoted to historical issues of how during the 20th century the to date theatre drama monopoly was destroyed and prozaic works came to the stage. The second semester should, from this perspective, reflect on current theatre stagings. Upon agreement, several prozaic or poetry theatre adaptations will be selected, which will students will analyse individually from the perspective of the transformation from one type of art to another.

Part of the course will be not only the requirement to present the working version of the paper but also readings presented by colleagues.

Recommended or required reading

ARISTOTELÉS: Poetika. Gryf, Praha 1993.

CARRIÉRE, Jean-Claude: Vyprávět příběh. NFA, Praha 1995.

DENEMARKOVÁ, Radka: Problematika divadelních a filmových přepisů literárních předloh. Dizertační práce. Katedra komparatistiky FF UK, Praha 1997.

JANOUŠEK, Pavel. Studie o dramatu. - kapitoly Drama jako literární fakt a Interní subjekt v dramatu Jinočany: H & H, 1993.

JANOUŠEK, Pavel: Rozměry dramatu: autorský subjekt a vývojové proměny poetiky českého meziválečného dramatu. Panorama, Praha 1989.

KYLOUŠEK, Petr (Ed.): Znak, struktura, vyprávění, Brno 2002.

LEHMANN, Hans-Thies: Postdramatické divadlo. Bratislava 2007.

MERENUS, Aleš: Nárys teorie dramatizací. Dizertační práce. Ústav české literatury a knihovnictví, FF MU, Brno 2012.

VELTRUSKÝ, Jiří: Drama jako básnické dílo. In: Čtení o jazyce a poezii, Praha 1942.

VELTRUSKÝ, Jiří: Dramatický text jako součást divadla. Praha 1941 - 1976, in: Příspěvky k teorii divadla, Praha 1994.

ZICH, Otakar: Estetika dramatického umění. Odeon, Praha 1986.

Assessment methods and criteria

80% attendance, class participation, essay, paper and/or exam.


If less than 3 students register for the course, it may be cancelled.

Schedule for winter semester 2018/2019:

room S410
Učebna S410 (DAMU)

(Karlova 26, Praha 1)
Date Day Time Tutor Location Notes No. of paralel
Wed 16:00–17:30 Pavel JANOUŠEK Učebna S410 (DAMU)
Karlova 26, Praha 1

Schedule for summer semester 2018/2019:

The schedule has not yet been prepared

The subject is a part of the following study plans