DISB005 Non-Aesthetic Functions of Theatre

Faculty of Arts
Spring 2022
Extent and Intensity
2/0/5. 4 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
doc. Mgr. Martina Musilová, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
doc. Mgr. Martina Musilová, Ph.D.
Department of Theatre Studies - Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: Mgr. Karolína Stehlíková, Ph.D.
Supplier department: Department of Theatre Studies - Faculty of Arts
Wed 14:00–15:40 G01
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
The course is dealing with theatre besides its aestetics borders. It concerns with theatre phenomena included in festivities, rituals, plays/games and other public cultural performances.

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

At the end of the seminar student will be able to:
- define basic theories of non-aesthetic functions of the theatre;
- understand each of disscused concepts;
- work with proper terminology based on reading of chosen parts of primary texts and debatesin class.
  • Theatre as a feast and Theatre as a ritual
  • Theatre as a play
  • Theatre as a Schola ludus and Theatre as a Res publica
    required literature
  • BACHTIN, Michail Michajlovič. François Rabelais a lidová kultura středověku a renesance. Translated by Jaroslav Kolár. Vyd. 2., v nakl. Argo 1. Praha: Argo, 2007. 489 s. ISBN 9788072037766. info
  • BOGATYREV, Petr Grigor'jevič. Lidové divadlo české a slovenské. V Praze: Fr. Borový, 1940. 314 s., [8. info
  • CAILLOIS, Roger. Hry a lidé : maska a závrať. Translated by Nina Vangeli. Vyd. 1. Praha: Nakladatelství Studia Ypsilon, 1998. 215 s. ISBN 8090248225. info
  • DÜRRENMATT, Friedrich. Stati a projevy o divadle. 1. vyd. Praha: Orbis, 1968. 265 s. info
  • FINK, Eugen. Oáza štěstí. 1. vyd. Praha, 1992. 61 s. info
  • HUIZINGA, Johan. Homo ludens : o původu kultury ve hře : Homo ludens (Orig.). Vyd. 1. Praha: Mladá fronta, 1971. 226 s. info
  • KOMENSKÝ, Jan Amos. Škola na jevišti : Schola ludus (Orig.). Translated by Josef Hendrich. Vyd. 1. Praha: Komenium - učitelské nakladatelství, 1947. 119 s. info
  • SCHECHNER, Richard. Performancia : teórie, praktiky, rituály. 1. vyd. Bratislava: Divadelný ústav Bratislava, 2009. 341 s. ISBN 9788089369119. info
  • TURNER, Victor Witter. Průběh rituálu. Translated by Lucie Kučerová. Vyd. 1. Brno: Computer Press, 2004. vii, 194. ISBN 8072269003. info
Teaching methods
lecture, individual reading, discussion, papers
Assessment methods
Final essay (15000 - 18000 characters). Pass-fail line is 70%.
Language of instruction
Further Comments
The course is taught annually.
Teacher's information
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2020, Spring 2021.
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