DISBS04 Ludvig Holberg - moral, satire, utopia

Faculty of Arts
Autumn 2021
Extent and Intensity
0/2/7. 6 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Taught in person.
Mgr. Karolína Stehlíková, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
Mgr. Karolína Stehlíková, Ph.D.
Department of Theatre Studies - Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: Mgr. Karolína Stehlíková, Ph.D.
Supplier department: Department of Theatre Studies - Faculty of Arts
Thu 14:00–15:40 G01
Prerequisites (in Czech)
DVB007 First year complex exam || DVBZ001 First year complex exam || DISB008 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 10 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 5/10, only registered: 0/10, only registered with preference (fields directly associated with the programme): 0/10
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
The seminar is dealing with the question: why to stage historically distant text? It's trying to gain an overview over the staging of plays by Ludvig Holberg in the Czech lands at the same time. This work will be closely connected to the production of relating articles at Czech Wikipedia.
Each student will first write and publish selected part of the wikipedia entry. As a next step each student will analyse selected Czech production of Holberg's play. The work in the course anticipates research in the Theatre Institute (Information and Documentation Department), eventualy in Theatre department of National Muzeum or the archives of respective theatres.

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:
- elaborate on Holberg's works and on their historical and social context;
- dramaturgicly interpret not contemporary drama;
- work with Czech Wikipedia and create an adequate entry for it;
- independetly research diffenrent theatre archives and institutions.
  • Introduction, organization; Ludvig Holberg - scholar and artist
  • Joint analysis of chosen drama
  • Joint viewing of chosen performance recording
  • Joint visit to theatre
  • Analysis of the performance
  • Independent work on Wikipedia entry
  • Independent work on analysis of chosen staging
  • Presentation of analysis
    required literature
  • HOLBERG, Ludwig. Komedie [Holberg, 1963]. 1. vyd. Praha: Státní nakladatelství krásné literatury a umění, 1963. 263 s. info
  • JOSTAD, Morten. Cestovní horečka : (hra o Ludvigu Holbergovi). Translated by Karolína Stehlíková. Vyd. 1. Brno: Větrné mlýny, 2000. 54 s. ISBN 8086151409. info
  • KEJZLAR, Radko. Ludvig Holberg a dánské divadlo : (pokus o sociální výklad jeho komedií). Praha: Nakladatelství Československé akademie věd, 1962. info
    recommended literature
  • Andrew James Hartley: The Shakespearean Dramaturg. A Theoretical and Practical Guide. Palgrave Macmillan, New York 2005.
  • HARTLOVÁ, Dagmar and Zbyněk ČERNÍK. Slovník severských spisovatelů : dánská literatura, faerská literatura, finská literatura, finskošvédská literatura, fríská literatura, islandská literatura, nizozemská literatura, norská literatura, švédská literatura. 2., dopl. a aktualiz. vyd. Praha: Libri, 2004. 535 s. ISBN 8072772600. info
  • HOŘÍNEK, Zdeněk. Úvod do praktické dramaturgie. Vyd. 1. Brno: Janáčkova akademie múzických umění v Brně, 2009. 122 s. ISBN 9788086928593. info
  • LUKEŠ, Milan. Umění dramatu. Praha: Melantrich, 1987. 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
  • POKORNÝ, Jaroslav [absolvent FF. Složky divadelního výrazu. V Praze: Ústav pro učebné pomůcky průmyslových a odborných škol, 1946. 263 s. info
  • STYAN, J. L. Prvky dramatu [1709]. Praha: Orbis, 1964. info
  • SZONDI, Peter. Teória modernej drámy. Bratislava: Tatran, 1969. 175 s. info
  • Základní pojmy divadla : teatrologický slovník. Edited by Petr Pavlovský. 1. vyd. Praha: Libri, 2004. 348 s. ISBN 8072581716. info
Teaching methods
lecture, discussion, reading, writing, background research, presentations
Assessment methods
Creating and publication of wikipedia entry (7200 characters), seminar essay (10800 characters)or presentation. Pass-fail line is 70%.
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