Theory of Drama Seminar 1

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Code Completion Credits Range Language Instruction Semester
207STE1 ZK 3 2T Czech winter

Subject guarantor

Jaroslav ETLÍK

Name of lecturer(s)

Jaroslav ETLÍK

Learning outcomes of the course unit

  1. To introduce students to stimuli of the so called Second Theatre Reform in the Czech environment and account for specific phenomena of study theatre and the contribution of that movement to the development of theatre language in a context of all theatre arts and specific modfications in puppet theatre.
  2. To introdue students to the rediscovered mythic and ritual bases of theatre actions.
  3. To point out to students the significant changes in theatre metaphors in the 1960s (rediscovery of metaphoric processes in the inter-war avant garde) and gradual influence of theatre language on mass media.
  4. The aim is then, to expand student skills in bearings in theatre theory issues in relation to the development of contemporary theatre, ability to apply theory procedures in small form theatre, and the ability to understand the specificity of puppet theatre.

Mode of study

Concept interpretation, theory text reading and analyses, recording analyses.

Prerequisites and co-requisites

No requirements.

Course contents

  1. The second theatre reform.
  2. Particular phenomena of studio theatre in the Czech environment.
  3. Contribution of those movements to the development of theatre language in the context of overall theatre arts and specific modifications in puppet theatre.
  4. Rediscovery of the mythical and ritual foundations of theatre acts.
  5. Changes in theatre metaphor (rediscovery of metaphoric procedures of the inter-war avant garde) and gradual influence of theatre language by mass media.

Recommended or required reading

Artaud Antonin: Divadlo a jeho dvojenec

Barba Eugenio, Savarese Nicolas: Slovník divadelní antropologie

Brook Peter: Prázdný prostor

Divadlo (časopis, ročníky 1956-1970)

Divadelní revue (časopis, ročníky 1990-2011)

Císař Jan: Proměny divadelního jazyka

Císař Jan: Teorie herectví loutkového divadla

Etlík Jaroslav: Divadlo jako zakoušení

Etlík Jaroslav: Termíny k dohodnutí

Grotowski Jerzy: K chudému divadlu

Honzl Jindřich: K novému významu umění

Lehmann Hans-Thies: Postdramatické divadlo

Mukařovský Jan: Studie z estetiky

Pavis Patrice: Divadelní slovník

Pavis Patrice: Současný stav výzkumu v oblasti analýzy představení: Divadelní věda či performance studies?

Svět a divadlo (časopis, ročníky 1990-2011)

Souřadnice a kontexty divadla. Antologie současné německé divadelní teorie (ed. J. Roubal)

Základní pojmy divadla (teatrologický slovník, ed. P. Pavlovský)

Assessment methods and criteria

Grading and credit is awarded based on a minimum of 80% participation in lectures, which is a condition for sitting the exam. Grading is completed at the end of the lecture cycle by an oral or as the case may be, written exam.

Schedule for winter semester 2019/2020:

room K224
Pracovna pedagogů

(Karlova 26, Praha 1)
Date Day Time Tutor Location Notes No. of paralel
Wed 14:00–15:30 Jaroslav ETLÍK Pracovna pedagogů
Karlova 26, Praha 1

Schedule for summer semester 2019/2020:

The schedule has not yet been prepared

The subject is a part of the following study plans