DISB014 Czech Romantic Theatre

Faculty of Arts
Spring 2022
Extent and Intensity
2/0/5. 4 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
prof. PhDr. Margita Havlíčková (lecturer)
Mgr. et Mgr. Klára Škrobánková (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
prof. PhDr. Margita Havlíčková
Department of Theatre Studies - Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: prof. PhDr. Margita Havlíčková
Supplier department: Department of Theatre Studies - Faculty of Arts
Fri 10:00–11:40 G01
Reading knowledge of given drama texts (Štěpánek, Klicpera, Tyl, Mácha, Mikovec, Kolár, Raimund, Nestroy).
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 will introduce history of Czech romantic theatre.
Learning outcomes
At the end of the course student will be able to:

- to name specifics of Czech romantic theatre;
- explain between Czech and Austrian romantic theatre;
- describe differences between individual streams and schools;
- analyses particular genres of Czech romantic drama;
- compare Czech and European features of romantic drama.
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Historical context
  • 3. Development of Czech theatre in National Reneisance
  • 4. Genres of Czech romantic drama in context of Austrian drama of the time
  • 5. Early period of J. K. Tyl, Kajetánské divadlo
  • 6. Dramatic works of J. K. Tyl
  • 7. Theatre manifest of J. K. Tyl
  • 8. Dramatic fragments by K. H. Mácha
  • 9. Oppositions against J. K. Tyl (J.J. Kolár, F. B. Mikovec)
  • 10. J. J. Kolár
  • 11. Romantismus in the era of Prozatímní divadlo/ Provisional theatre
  • 12. Acting and stage in romantic period
  • 13. Conclusions
    required literature
  • Dějiny českého divadla. III. (Variant.) : Přehledné dějiny českého divadla. Část III., Doba konstituční : 1846-1852. info
Teaching methods
Theoretical preparation – lecture (2 hours per week), discussion. Individual preparation – reading of texts. Individual consultation – when necessary.
Assessment methods
Written test (minimum 50% right answer to pass); Apart topics presented in lectures, test will include also knowledge of Czech romantic drama.
Language of instruction
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2020.
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