DISB026 An Introduction to the Theory of Drama

Faculty of Arts
Spring 2021
Extent and Intensity
2/0/5. 4 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
doc. MgA. David Drozd, Ph.D. (lecturer)
doc. Mgr. Šárka Havlíčková Kysová, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
doc. MgA. David Drozd, Ph.D.
Department of Theatre Studies - Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: doc. MgA. David Drozd, Ph.D.
Supplier department: Department of Theatre Studies - Faculty of Arts
Mon 12:00–13:40 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 basic theoretical terms of theatre studies and their application on drama analysis.

The course is held in Czech.
Learning outcomes

At the end of the course student will be able to:
- distinguish particular communication situations in theatre process;
- describe text-performance relation;
- analyse internaral and external structures of dramatic text.
  • Theatre as system of communication
  • Theatre from semiotic point of view
  • Ostension
  • Dramatic text in performance
  • Basic elemements of drama (time, space, character)
  • Dramatic genres
  • Poetics of drama
    required literature
  • HOŘÍNEK, Zdeněk. Drama, divadlo, divák. 3. rozš. vyd. Brno: Janáčkova akademie múzických umění, 2008. 209 s. ISBN 9788086928463. info
  • LUKEŠ, Milan. Umění dramatu. Praha: Melantrich, 1987. info
  • OSOLSOBĚ, Ivo. Ostenze, hra, jazyk : sémiotická studie. Vyd. 1. Brno: Host, 2002. 398 s. ISBN 8072940767. info
  • PAVIS, Patrice. Divadelní slovník : [slovník divadelních pojmů]. Edited by Anne Ubersfeld - Daniela Jobertová. Vyd. 1. Praha: Divadelní ústav, 2003. 493 s. ISBN 8070081570. info
  • VELTRUSKÝ, Jiří. Drama jako básnické dílo. Edited by Ivo Osolsobě. Vyd. 1. Brno: Host, 1999. 168 s. ISBN 8086055604. info
  • Základní pojmy divadla : teatrologický slovník. Edited by Petr Pavlovský. 1. vyd. Praha: Libri, 2004. 348 s. ISBN 8072581716. info
Teaching methods
lecture, individual reading
Assessment methods
Written test or oral exam. Pass-fail line is 70%.
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