Czech Drama after November 1989

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207PLS1 Z 1 2T Czech summer

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Learning outcomes of the course unit

Students completing the course will be able to demonstrate key features of contemporary Czech drama, mutual writers, frequent topics and thought and forms of discharges and habits which create the particulars of its poetry.

Mode of study

Classes with explanations, independent research, moderated discussion.

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Knowledge of the development of Czech language, drama and theatre at the Bachelor's level.

Course contents

This course is devoted to Czech drama of the last decade with an overview of the character of the drama as a literary type and the particulars of contemporary theatre. Students, with the instructor, investigate and analyse the original play character of Czech drama as presented in the works of indivdual writers or theatres. Emphasis will be placed on the analysis and interpretation of a group of theatre plays. The subject of the group search for questions and answers will be on shape but also at the topical level, conceptualized not only as important parts of the structure and mutual construction of a literary piece but also simultaneously as a sociological phenomenon corresponding to a cultural model whose spectrum of a particular society determines and expresses itself.

Course topics:

  1. Drama as a literary type and theatre writing.
  2. Theatre play in the post-dramatic period.
  3. Changes in the relationship of theatre and literature.
  4. Original drama and dramatization.
  5. Basic topic ranges of current dramaturgy
  6. Interpretation of individual dramatic works.

Recommended or required reading

kol.: V souřadnicích volnosti, Praha 2008

kol.: V souřadnicích mnohosti, Praha 2014

Assessment methods and criteria

Attendance (80%), completion of assignments.


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

Further information

This course is an elective for all AMU students

Schedule for winter semester 2019/2020:

The schedule has not yet been prepared

Schedule for summer 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

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