Interpretation Seminar 1

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207INS1 ZK 3 2T Czech winter

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Learning outcomes of the course unit

Mode of study

Discussion combined with concept interpretation, text analyses.

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Course contents

The aim of the course is to introduce students to the basic issues of interpretation of text elements of a theatre staging and its relationship to other elements. The topic of individual meetings, therefore, will be various manners of text planning and fixing of the potential theatre piece, beginning with its saving in collective memory through various forms of theatre scriptwriters and libretists to drama. This will be presented as a particular type of drama text, which stands on the border of theatre and literature as defined by the triad of poetry - prose - drama and lyric - epic - drama.

Issues of drama, drama poetics and their basic concepts and narrative construction in drama time, space and action will be covered. This course touches upon key figures and theory that Czech though about theatre and dramma work with. The presentation will be supplemented with readings of selected theory texts commonly created in European culture content in the concept of theatre and theatrality, drama and dramatics.

Topic Series:

  1. Theatre as a social and artistic phenomenon
  2. Diversity of form planning and setting of theatre staging
  3. Influence of theatre on the form of a drama text
  4. Drama as a specific form of literature, fundamental concepts and historic variability of its poetics and important construction.
  5. Basic theory approaches to theatre and drama.

Recommended or required reading

ARISTOTELES. Poetika. Praha: Oikoymenh, 2008. ISBN 978-80-7298-131-1.

BRECHT, Bertolt. Zcizující efekty v čínském hereckém umění. In: Myšlenky. Praha: Československý spisovatel, 1958, s. 39-49.

DIDEROT, Denis. Herecký paradox. Olomouc: Votobia, 1997. ISBN 80-7198-187-7.

FISCHER-LICHTE, Erika. Dejiny drámy: epochy identity v divadle od antiky po súčasnosť. Bratislava: Divadelný ústav, 2003. ISBN 80-88987-47-4.

FREYTAG, Gustav. Technika dramatu. Praha: Ústav pro učebné pomůcky průmyslových a odborných škol, 1944.

HOSTINSKÝ, Otakar. Umění [heslo]. In: Ottův slovník naučný XXVI, Praha: J. Otto, 1907.

HOŘÍNEK, Zdeněk. Cesty moderního dramatu, Praha: Nakladatelství Studia Ypsilon, 1995. ISBN 80-900066-8-X.

JANOUŠEK, Pavel. Drama jako literární fakt, Interní subjekt v dramatu. In: Studie o dramatu, Praha: ÚČL AV ČR – H & H, 1993, s. 5-38. ISBN 80-85778-04-1.

JANOUŠEK, Pavel. Drama jako metodologický problém. In Kubínová, Marie (ed.). O poetice literárních druhů. Praha: ÚČL AV ČR, 1995. ISBN 80-85778-10-6.

LEHMANN, Hans-Thies. Postdramatické divadlo. Bratislava: Divadelný ústav, 2007. ISBN 978-80-88987-81-9.

LUKEŠ, Milan. Umění dramatu. Praha: Melantrich, 1987.

PROCHÁZKA, Miroslav. O povaze dramatického textu. In: Týž. Znaky dramatu a divadla. Praha: Panorama, 1988, s. 11-30.

STRUCK, Wolfgang. Drama a divadlo. In: Pechlivanos, Miltos, ed. et al. Úvod do literární vědy. Praha: Herrmann & synové, 1999. ISBN 80-238-5329-5.

SZONDI, Peter. Teória modernej drámy. Bratislava: Tatran, 1969.

VELTRUSKÝ, Jiří. Drama jako básnické dílo. Brno: Host, 1999. ISBN 80-86055-60-4.

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

Assessment methods and criteria

Exam based on the completed - written proposed - analysis of selected aspects of a drama text. Credit is awarded based on 80% attendance and class participation.

Schedule for winter semester 2019/2020:

room S410
Učebna S410 (DAMU)

(Karlova 26, Praha 1)
Date Day Time Tutor Location Notes No. of paralel
Wed 14:00–15:30 Pavel JANOUŠEK Učebna S410 (DAMU)
Karlova 26, Praha 1

Schedule for summer semester 2019/2020:

The schedule has not yet been prepared

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