DISB011 Classical Theatre

Faculty of Arts
Autumn 2021
Extent and Intensity
2/0/5. 4 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Taught in person.
Teacher(s)
Mgr. Eliška Kubartová, Ph.D. (lecturer)
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: Mgr. Eliška Kubartová, Ph.D.
Supplier department: Department of Theatre Studies - Faculty of Arts
Timetable
Fri 10:00–11:40 G01, except Fri 19. 11. ; and Fri 19. 11. 10:00–11:40 G03
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
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Course objectives
The course is dealing with basic information on the ancient Greek and Roman theatre and drama.

The course is held in Czech.
Learning outcomes
At the end of the course student will be able to:
- explain political, social, and religious contexts of the two strands;
- identify major theatrical genres and the ways they were staged;
- identify major dramatic genres and their most important representatives;
- outline the position that classical drama holds in Czech stage practise.
Syllabus
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Greek theatre - Theatre and society (Great Dionysia, production)
  • 3. Greek theatre - Theatre and acting space
  • 4. Greek theatre - Actor and chorus
  • 5. Greek theatre - Tragedy: origin, characteristics, structure, playwrights
  • 6. Greek theatre - Comedy: origin, characteristics, structure, playwrights
  • 7. Greek tehatre - Drama and myth
  • 8. Roman theatre - Origins, republican theatre
  • 9. Roman theatre - Theatre and performance during the Empire
  • 10. Classical reflections on theatre and drama: Plato, Aristotle, Horace, Tertullian
Literature
    required literature
  • The Cambridge companion to Greek and Roman theatre. Edited by Marianne McDonald - J. Michael Walton. 1st pub. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2007. xvi, 365. ISBN 9780521834568. info
  • STEHLÍKOVÁ, Eva. Antické divadlo (Ancient Theatre). Praha: Karolinum, 2005. 383 pp. Antické divadlo. ISBN 80-246-1105-8. info
    recommended literature
  • DUGDALE, Eric Kari. Greek theatre in context. 1st pub. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2008. viii, 200. ISBN 9780521689427. info
  • LEY, Graham. A short introduction to the ancient Greek theater. Rev. ed. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2006. xii, 126. ISBN 0226477614. info
  • MCLEISH, Kenneth. A guide to Greek theatre and drama. Edited by Trevor Griffiths. 1st ed. [London]: Methuen Drama, 2003. x, 310. ISBN 0413720306. info
  • MOORE, Timothy J. Roman theatre. 1st pub. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012. x, 174. ISBN 9780521138185. info
  • POLÁČKOVÁ, Eliška. Český překlad antických her: Quo Vadis? Theatralia, Brno: Masarykova univerzita, 2012, roč. 15, č. 1, p. 136-150. ISSN 1803-845X.
  • STEHLÍKOVÁ, Eva. Antické divadlo (Ancient Theatre). Praha: Karolinum, 2005. 383 pp. Antické divadlo. ISBN 80-246-1105-8. info
  • STEHLÍKOVÁ, Eva. Divadlo za časů Nerona a Seneky. Vyd. 1. Praha: Divadelní ústav, 2005. 187 s. ISBN 8070081856. info
  • AISCHYLOS and Johana KUDLÁČKOVÁ. Oresteia : tragická trilogie : premiéra 18. a 20. června 2002 ve Stavovském divadle. Edited by Ivan Rajmont, Translated by Petr Borkovec - Matyáš Havrda. V Praze: Národní divadlo v Praze, 2002. 254 s. ISBN 807258104X. info
  • AISCHYLOS, 525-456 př.Kr. Peršané : antické drama o jedné scéně. Translated by Vladimír Šrámek. Praha: Orbis, 1954. info
  • AISCHYLOS. Prométheus. Translated by Ferdinand Stiebitz. 1. vyd. Praha: Orbis, 1969. 102 s., [4. info
  • EURÍPIDÉS. Héraklés a jiné tragédie. Translated by Jaroslav Král - Jiří Klier - Helena Kurzová. Vyd. 1. Praha: Svoboda, 1988. 477 s. info
  • EURÍPIDÉS. Hyppolitos, a jiné tragédie. Praha: Svoboda, 1986. info
  • EURÍPIDÉS. Trójanky a jiné tragédie [17531]. Praha: Svoboda, 1978. info
  • MCLEISH, Kenneth. A Guide to Ancient Greek Drama. London: Methuen Drama, 2003, x, 310 s.
  • Greek tragic theatre. Edited by Rush Rehm. New York: Routledge, 1992. x, 171 p. ISBN 0415048311. info
  • SOFOKLÉS, ca. 496 př. Kr.-406 př. Tragédie [Sofoklés, 1975]. Translated by Ferdinand Stiebitz - Václav Dědina - Radislav Hošek. 1. souborné vyd. Praha: Svoboda, 1975. 623 s. info
  • SOFOKLÉS. Král Oidipús : [antické drama]. Translated by Petr Borkovec - Matyáš Havrda. Vyd. 1. Brno: Větrné mlýny, 1999. 315 s. ISBN 8086151247. info
Teaching methods
lectures, individual reading
Assessment methods
Oral examination of given set of questions. Pass-fail line is 70%.
Language of instruction
Czech
Further Comments
Study Materials
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