History of Theatre Seminar 4

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207SHD4 ZK 3 2T Czech summer

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Learning outcomes of the course unit

To introduce students to the basic features and trends in Czech drama in th second half of the 20th century in relation to overall social development and change.

Mode of study

Presentation of selected theatre plays and discussions about them.

Prerequisites and co-requisites

No requirements.

Course contents

  1. Changes in Czech theatre, drama and literature in the second half of the 20th century.
  2. Key playwrights.
  3. The contemporary theatre play and dramaturgy of individual theatres.
  4. Drama competitions and prizes.
  5. Publishing theatre plays.

Recommended or required reading

Plays of selected writers:

Reflexe dramatické produkce divadelní kritikou

Kol.: V souřadnicích volnosti, Praha Academia 2009

Just V., Divadlo v totalitním systému

Janoušek P. (a kol.), Dějiny české literatury 1945-1989

Kraus K., Divadlo dramatu

Vostrý J., Drama a dnešek

Other trade literature and dramas are assigned considering the course topics.

Assessment methods and criteria

To receive credit 80% class participation, completion of assignments at home (papers, partial written work) and, of course, joining in to discussions. The course is concluded with an exam and if needed also a final written paper.

Schedule for winter semester 2019/2020:

The schedule has not yet been prepared

Schedule for summer semester 2019/2020:

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The subject is a part of the following study plans