DISB020 Czech enlightenment and theatre

Faculty of Arts
Autumn 2021
Extent and Intensity
2/0/5. 4 credit(s). Recommended Type of Completion: zk (examination). Other types of completion: z (credit).
Taught in person.
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: Mgr. Karolína Stehlíková, Ph.D.
Supplier department: Department of Theatre Studies - Faculty of Arts
Fri 12:00–13:40 G01, except Fri 19. 11. ; and Fri 19. 11. 12:00–13:40 G03
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
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Course objectives
The course introduces to the history of the Enlightenment theatre in Bohemia and Moravia. It will introduce essential personalities of theatre life and the most important theatrical and historical events.
Learning outcomes
At the end of the course student will be able to:

- explain the influence of the European Enlightenment theatre to the professional theatre in Bohemia and in Moravia;
- identify the specifics of the theatre in the context of the Enlightenment reforms;
- analyse the situation of the Czech professional theatre at the end of the 18th century;
- describe the differences of German and Czech professional theatre;
- understand the attempts of Czech Enlightenment scholars to create the national theatre culture.
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Historical context – 18th century
  • 3. The Enlightenment
  • 4. European theatre reforms
  • 5. The influence of Hamburg and Vienna
  • 6. The Enlightenment directors of the Municipal theatre in Brno
  • 7. The Goldoni season in the theatre of Kotce
  • 8. Nostic Theatre in Prague
  • 9. Patriotic theatre of Bouda
  • 10. Patriotic theatre of Hyberns
  • 11. Theatre as a national institution
  • 12. Summary, conclusion.
    recommended literature
  • Černý, František a kol. Dějiny českého divadla, 2. díl, Academia, Praha 1969
Teaching methods
Lectures, class discussions, self-study of selected readings. The lectures are given in Czech, students are expected to have a solid command of the Czech language.
Assessment methods
Written test and/or oral exam. In order to pass the exam at least 70% of correct answers is required.
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The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2019.
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