DISB025 Ibsen and Strindberg - Crossroads

Faculty of Arts
Autumn 2020
Extent and Intensity
1/1/5. 4 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Mgr. Karolína Stehlíková, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
prof. PhDr. Margita Havlíčková
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
Tue 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
there are 6 fields of study the course is directly associated with, display
Course objectives
The course is dealing with two playwrights whose work has significantly influenced the form of drama in the 20th century. It tries to place both authors into the wider context of European drama and also takes interest in work of some colleagues of both masters. Analyses of 7 plays and observing their staging practice from the time of their origin till today is part of hte course too. Independent work of students in the Elf environment is required.

The course is held in Czech.
Learning outcomes

At the end of the course student will be able to:
- explain historical and social context of Scandinavia at the 2nd half of 19th century and beginnig of 20th century;
- understand works by H. Ibsen and A. Strindberg;
- describe staging practise of chosen performances by Ibsen and Strindberg;
- analyse drama and understand its structure.
  • 1. organisation, introduction, time and context, chronology of European theatre
  • 2. Norwegian drama before Ibsen, Ibsen's counterparts, Ibsen's life, association with theatre, Ibsen's work - characteristics, phases, staging practice in Norway
  • 3. Peer Gynt (1867) – play, verse (in Ibsen's and Strindberg's playwrighting), staging practice, reflection
  • 4. Doll's house (1879) – play, staging practice, reflection
  • 5. Nora goes abroad – metamorphosis of the theme
  • 6. Swedish theatre before Strindberg, Strindberg's counterparts, Strindberg.s life, association with theatre, Strindberg's work - characteristics, phases, staging practice in Sweden
  • 7. Miss Julie (1888) – preface to the play, play, staging practice, reflection
  • 8. The Lady from the Sea (1888) – play, staging practice, reflection
  • 9. Erik XIV (1899) – historical plays (comparison with Ibsen)
  • 10. Dream Play (1901 – 1902) – play, staging of Strindberg's plays in Brno, season 1919/20, Reduta, Jiří Mahen
  • 11. Ibsen's and Strindberg's heritage, conclusion
    required literature
  • STEHLÍKOVÁ, Karolína. Ipse ipsa Ibsen. Sborník ibsenovských studií (Ipse Ipsa Ibsen. Proceedings of Ibsenian Studies). Karolína Stehlíková (ed.). 1st ed. Soběslav: Nakladatelství Elg, Daniela Mrázová, Na Pršíně 28/II, 392 01 Soběslav, 2006. 244 pp. Gaupe. ISBN 80-239-6129-2. info
  • FIGUEIREDO, Ivo de. Henrik Ibsen. Mennesket og masken (Henrik Ibsen. The Man and the Mask). Překlad Karolína Stehlíková. Praha: Nakladatelství Karolinum, 2015. 670 pp. Dramatica. ISBN 978-80-246-2946-9. Překlad monografie Henrik Ibsen. Člověk a maska info
  • IBSEN, Henrik. Hry I. Translated by Josef Brukner - František Fröhlich - Josef Vohryzek. 1. vyd. V Praze: Divadelní ústav, 2006. 453 s. ISBN 8070081937. info
  • IBSEN, Henrik. Hry II. Translated by František Fröhlich. 1. vyd. V Praze: Divadelní ústav, 2006. 452 s. ISBN 8070081945. info
  • STEHLÍKOVÁ, Karolína. Hvězda severu na českém nebi (The Northern Star on the Czech Sky). In Stehlíková, Karolina. Henrik Ibsen. Člověk a maska. První české vydání. Praha: Karolinum, 2015. p. 625-631. Dramatica. ISBN 978-80-246-2946-9. Monografie Iva de Figueireda Henrik Ibsen. Člověk a maska info
  • STRINDBERG, August. Hry. Translated by Zbyněk Černík. 1. vyd. Praha: Divadelní ústav, 2004. 575 s. ISBN 8070081597. info
    recommended literature
  • STRINDBERG, August. The Strindberg reader : a selection of writings of August Strindberg. Edited by Arvid Paulson. New York: Phaedra, 1968. 467 s. info
  • http://ibsen.nb.no/
  • http://www.strindbergsmuseet.se/index_eng.html
  • http://ibsen.uio.no/forside.xhtml
  • http://no.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henrik_Ibsen
  • http://sv.wikipedia.org/wiki/August_Strindberg
Teaching methods
lectures, individual reading, independent work in Elf
Assessment methods
Submitting tasks, oral exam.Pass-fail line is 70%.
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