Contemporary Theatre of the Western Culture 2

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207SZD2 ZK 3 2T Czech summer

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Learning outcomes of the course unit

The goal of the seminar is to familiarize students with current European theatrical or dramatic works, especially those based on different principles from the theatrical culture of Central Europe or of the Czech Republic and is therefore neglected by current czech dramaturgy. The emphasis is on work with texts that do not fall into traditional dramatic categories and therefore are resistant to classic dramaturgical analysis. An integral part of the seminar is also reflection on the different preception of the dramatic or of theatricality in various (European) cultures.

Mode of study

Discussion, papers, moderated discussion, analyses of recorded stagings.

Prerequisites and co-requisites

No requirements. Completion of Theatre History II 2 is recommended.

Course contents

Course content is primarily analyses of dramas which have arisen in the last twenty year in which it is possible to indicate the particular direction of this or that (language) theatre culture. Students, also, are introduced to important persons of theatre directing abroad and the function of theatre institutions in individual countries. Along with direct individual experience with foreign theatre, video recordings, foreign language dramas and existing Czech translations are used.

Recommended or required reading

O. Brockett, Dějiny divadla

D. Jobertová, Když mluvit znamená jednat

J. Hančil, Royal Court Theatre a divadlo dramatických autorů

A. Sierz, In-Yer-Face Theatre: British Drama Today

L. Jiřička, Identita v době otřesu

A. Aronson, Avant-garde American Theatre

Z. Augustová, Thomas Bernhard: monografie

B. Schnelle, Elfriede Jelinek a její divadlo proti divadlu

K. Bohadlová et. al., Hořký život: antologie současné italské prózy a dramatu

Specialized literature in given languages:

Články v odborných periodicích (SAD, Disk, Divadelní noviny)

Univerzitní práce (bakalářské, magisterské, doktorské)

Studie otištěné ve sbornících (např. FF MU)

Cizojazyčná literatura (např. Michel Vinaver, Le Compte-rendu d´Avignon atd.)

Theatre plays: selection of texts takes place at the beginning of each semester.

Assessment methods and criteria

Class attendance. (2 absences are tolerated per semester).

Regular preparation and class participation.

1 paper during the semester.

Final course paper.

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
Mon 16:30–18:00 Daniela JOBERTOVÁ Učebna S410 (DAMU)
Karlova 26, Praha 1

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