DISB001 Theatre in the History of European Culture 1

Faculty of Arts
Autumn 2022
Extent and Intensity
2/0/5. 4 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Taught in person.
Mgr. Karolína Stehlíková, Ph.D. (lecturer)
MgA. Jakub Liška (assistant)
Guaranteed by
Mgr. Karolína Stehlíková, Ph.D.
Department of Theatre Studies - Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: doc. Mgr. Šárka Havlíčková Kysová, Ph.D.
Supplier department: Department of Theatre Studies - Faculty of Arts
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
The course is dealing with the history of the theatre in the context of European culture from the beginnings to the end of the 16th century.

The course is inteded for first year students of DTS and it is mandatory for them.
The course is held in Czech.
Learning outcomes

At the end of the course student will be able to:
- identify the characteristics of European cultural epochs;
- interpret the style-creating factors of European cultural epochs;
- describe the position of the theatre in the context of particular cultural epochs;
- explain the social functions of the theatre in particular cultural epochs.
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Ritual and theatre
  • 3. Theatre in ancient Greece
  • 4. Roman theatre
  • 5. Medieval theatre
  • 6. The late Middle Ages
  • 7. Humanism, renaissance and the theatre
  • 8. Perspective scenography
  • 9. Theatre as manneristic labyrinth I - English renaissance and mannerism
  • 10. Theatre as manneristic labyrinth II - Spanish theatre of golden age and Czech humanism
  • 11. On the treshold of baroque period
  • 12. Conclusion, summary
    required literature
  • BĚLINA, Pavel. Dějiny zemí koruny české. 8. vyd. Praha: Paseka, 2002. 328 s. ISBN 80-7185-503-0. info
  • BROCKETT, Oscar G. Dějiny divadla. Vyd. 1. Praha: Lidové noviny, 1999. 948 s. : i. ISBN 80-7106-364-9. info
  • Theatre histories : an introduction. Edited by Phillip B. Zarrilli - Gary Jay Williams. 1st pub. New York: Routledge, 2006. xxxi, 544. ISBN 9780415227285. info
    recommended literature
  • GOMBRICH, E. H. Příběh umění. 1. vyd. Praha: Argo, 1995. 683 s. ISBN 80-204-0685-9. info
  • GOMBRICH, E. H. Stručné dějiny lidstva : pro malé i velké čtenáře. Translated by Eva Pátková. Vyd. 1. Praha: Aurora, 1999. 299 s. ISBN 8085974657. info
Teaching methods
lectures, discussion, individual reading, individual reading, submitting tasks, visiting of recommended theatre productions and screenings
Assessment methods
Completed tasks in elf, written test and oral exam. Pass-fail line is 70%.
Language of instruction
Follow-Up Courses
Further Comments
The course is taught annually.
Listed among pre-requisites of other courses
Teacher's information
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2019, Autumn 2020, Autumn 2021.
  • Enrolment Statistics (Autumn 2022, recent)
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