Basics of Theatre Terminology 2

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Code Completion Credits Range Language Instruction Semester
207ZDP2 ZK 2 2T Czech summer

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Learning outcomes of the course unit

  1. To introduce students from all studies to the most elementary knowledge of theatre theory through a presentation of traditional Czech theatre-theory terminology.
  2. To introduce concepts through a detailed semantic analysis of individual terms and if possible in the most broad and subtle contexts, synchronic and diachronic.
  3. To introduce the contemporary, relatively applicable, semantic meaning of a given concept, and what manner, today, it is possible to learn and identify certain aspects of theatre issues.
  4. To introduce historical concepts - where they came from, which „school“ or person introduced it into theory and what importance and functional changes during the entire history it has gone through.

Mode of study

Concept interpretation.

Prerequisites and co-requisites

No requirements.

Course contents

  1. Concept of theatre semiotics (Pierce types of signals (ikon, index, symbol) and symptomatic layers of theatre language).
  2. Concept of theatre language.
  3. Terminology of the Zich Aesthetics of the drama arts.
  4. Theatre theory concepts of Czech structuralism.
  5. Components of a theatre work.
  6. Components of theatre works.
  7. Theatre interpretation and non-interpretive theatre.
  8. Mis-en-scene.
  9. Directing, dramaturgy.

Recommended or required reading

Císař Jan: Pojmy v pohybu

Etlík Jaroslav: Termíny k dohodnutí

Mukařovský Jan: K současnému stavu československého divadelního pojmosloví

Pavis Patrice: Divadelní slovník

Pokorný Jaroslav: Složky divadelního výrazu

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

Zich Otakar: Estetika dramatického umění

Assessment methods and criteria

Grades and credit are awarded after completion of the lecture cycle based on the final written test and subsequent oral exam.

Further information

This course is an elective for all students of this school

Schedule for winter semester 2019/2020:

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Schedule for summer semester 2019/2020:

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The subject is a part of the following study plans