DVB001 Theatre in the History of European Culture 1

Faculty of Arts
Autumn 2019
Extent and Intensity
2/0. 5 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Mgr. Karolína Stehlíková, Ph.D. (lecturer), doc. MgA. David Drozd, Ph.D. (deputy)
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 8:00–9:40 G01; and Wed 18. 12. 14:00–16:00 G02
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 provides a review of the history of the theatre in the context of European culture from the beginnings to the end of the 16th century. At the end of the course student will be able to: identify the characteristics of European cultural epochs; interpret the style-creating factors of European cultural epochs; describe the position of the theatre in the context of particular cultural epochs; explain the social functions of the theatre in particular cultural epochs.
  • 1. Introduction. 2. Ritual and theatre. 3. Theatre in ancient Greece. 4. Roman theatre. 5. Medieval theatre. 6. The late Middle Ages. 7. Humanism, renaissance and the theatre. 8. Perspective scenography. 9. Renaissance drama. 10. Theatrical aspect of renaissance festivities. 12. Theatre and mannerism. 13. Conclusion, summary.
    required literature
  • Theatre histories : an introduction. Edited by Phillip B. Zarrilli - Gary Jay Williams. 1st pub. New York: Routledge, 2006. xxxi, 544. ISBN 9780415227285. info
  • BĚLINA, Pavel. Dějiny zemí koruny české. 8. vyd. Praha: Paseka, 2002. 328 s. ISBN 80-7185-503-0. info
  • BROCKETT, Oscar G. Dějiny divadla. Vyd. 1. Praha: Lidové noviny, 1999. 948 s. : i. ISBN 80-7106-364-9. info
    recommended literature
  • GOMBRICH, E. H. Stručné dějiny lidstva : pro malé i velké čtenáře. Translated by Eva Pátková. Vyd. 1. Praha: Aurora, 1999. 299 s. ISBN 8085974657. info
  • GOMBRICH, E. H. Příběh umění. 1. vyd. Praha: Argo, 1995. 683 s. ISBN 80-204-0685-9. info
Teaching methods
Theoretical preparation – lecture (2 hours per week), discussion. Individual preparation – reading of texts. Visiting of recommended theatre productions and screenings. Submitting task. The lectures are given in Czech, students are expected to have a solid command of the Czech language.
Assessment methods
Written tests and oral exam.
Language of instruction
Listed among pre-requisites of other courses
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2014, Autumn 2015, Autumn 2016, Autumn 2017, Autumn 2018.
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