DISB003 Drama as Literature I

Faculty of Arts
Autumn 2021
Extent and Intensity
2/0/5. 4 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Taught in person.
doc. Mgr. Šárka Havlíčková Kysová, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
doc. Mgr. Šárka Havlíčková Kysová, 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
Mon 12:00–13:40 G01
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.

The capacity limit for the course is 30 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 8/30, only registered: 0/30
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
The course is dealing with basics of drama theory and it's most important terms. Students are working with chosen dramatic plays. They focus on their formal essentials as well as on variety of their interpretations.

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:
- understand and explain main terms of drama theory;
- do analysis of dramatic play;
- interpret dramatic play;
- compare texts from different time periods.
  • Main terms of drama theory
  • Main terms od literature theory
  • Methodology of drama analysis
  • Analysis of dramatic plays
  • Basic issues of drama theory in context of theatre history
    required literature
  • Mukařovský, Jan. “Dialog a Monolog.” Listy Filologické / Folia Philologica, vol. 67, no. 3/4, 1940, pp. 139–160.
  • HOŘÍNEK, Zdeněk. Drama, divadlo, divák. Brno: JAMU, 2012.
  • OSOLSOBĚ, Ivo. Dramatické dílo jako komunikace komunikací o komunikaci. Variace na téma Zichovy definice dramatického díla. In Otázky divadla a filmu. I. Závodský, Artur (editor). Brno: Universita J.E. Purkyně, 1970, s. 11-46.
  • VELTRUSKÝ, Jiří. "Dramatický text jako součást divadla" a "Drama jako literární dílo a divadelní představení". In Příspěvky k teorii divadla. Praha 1994, s. 77-101.
  • VELTRUSKÝ, Jiří. Drama jako básnické dílo. Edited by Ivo Osolsobě. Vyd. 1. Brno: Host, 1999. 168 s. ISBN 80-86055-60-4. info
  • LUKEŠ, Milan. Umění dramatu. Praha: Melantrich, 1987. info
    recommended literature
  • PROCHÁZKA, Miroslav. O povaze dramatického textu. In Znaky dramatu a divadla. Praha 1988, s. 11-30.
  • IBRAHIM, Robert a kol. Úvod do teorie verše. Praha: Akropolis, 2013.
  • POKORNÝ, Jaroslav. Složky divadelního výrazu. Praha: Ústav pro učebné pomůcky průmyslových a odborných škol, 1946.
  • CÍSAŘ, Jan. Základy dramaturgie. 3. vyd. Praha: Akademie múzických umění, 2003. 139 s. ISBN 8073319217. info
  • ARISTOTELES, 384-322 př.Kr. Poetika [Aristoteles, 1962]. Praha: Orbis, 1962. info
  • ZICH, Otakar. Estetika dramatického umění : teoretická dramaturgie [Zich, 1931]. V Praze: Melantrich, 1931. 408 s. info
Teaching methods
methodological lecture, self-study (3 tasks), drama analysis, consultations with teacher
Assessment methods
1) Test - basic concepts of drama theory and literature theory. The test is performed in the last week of teaching. Successful completion of the test (70% of correct answers) is a condition for taking the exam.
2) Elaboration of an analysis of a selected play by W. Shakespeare in the range of 3-7 ns. The analysis must comply with the parameters of the scholarly work. Student has to upload the text to the IS no later than one week before the regular exam date. I recommend consulting the text with the teacher at least once during the semester.
3) Oral or written exam proving the material taking place in the course and contained in the compulsory literature on the subject. The student will bring to the exam a list of reading, which will contain a list of plays - at least 25 titles - and secondary literature that he / she has studied.
Language of instruction
Follow-Up Courses
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
Information on course enrolment limitations: Předmět je určen pro studenty prvního ročníku oboru Teorie a dějiny divadla.
Listed among pre-requisites of other courses
Teacher's information
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2019, Autumn 2020.
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