DISBS02 Theatre director

Faculty of Arts
Spring 2021
Extent and Intensity
0/2/7. 6 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
doc. MgA. David Drozd, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
doc. MgA. David Drozd, Ph.D.
Department of Theatre Studies - Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: doc. Mgr. Šárka Havlíčková Kysová, Ph.D.
Wed 12:00–13:40 G01
Prerequisites (in Czech)
DISB008 First year complex exam || DVB007 First year complex exam
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
The capacity limit for the course is 8 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 2/8, only registered: 0/8, only registered with preference (fields directly associated with the programme): 0/8
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
The seminar is dealing with modern Czech theatre history, esp. with so-called normalisation. The seminar also focuses on analysis of director's personality in variable contexts (individual development, local historical contexts etc.).
It is intensive seminar based on secondary literary sources and archival materials. The course is always focused on one chosen director.

Profiled seminar intended for second year students.
The seminar is held in Czech.
Learning outcomes

At the end of the seminar student will be able to:
- do reconstruction of theatre performance in it's historical context;
- name changes of directing style on a specific example;
- work with directors' estates;
- work with directors' and stage managers' books/notes;
- understand style changes of modern directing.
  • Introduction (who is the particular director, what might be interesting?)
  • Czech directing after 1945 - general orientation (trends, persons etc.)
  • First contextual mapping
  • Presentation of assigned papers (contemporaries, development of particular theatre, paralel theatre activities in given city and other theatre centres)
  • Reconstruction of selected performances
    required literature
  • JUST, Vladimír. Divadlo v totalitním systému : příběh českého divadla (1945-1989) nejen v datech a souvislostech. Vyd. 1. Praha: Academia, 2010. 679 s. ISBN 9788020017208. info
Teaching methods
lecture, submitting tasks, presentation, passionate discussions
Assessment methods
Evaluation is based on tasks submitted during all semester.
Language of instruction
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