DISB021 Provisional Theatre

Faculty of Arts
Autumn 2020
Extent and Intensity
2/0/5. 4 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
prof. PhDr. Margita Havlíčková (lecturer)
doc. Mgr. Šárka Havlíčková Kysová, Ph.D. (alternate examiner)
Guaranteed by
prof. PhDr. Margita Havlíčková
Department of Theatre Studies - Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: prof. PhDr. Margita Havlíčková
Supplier department: Department of Theatre Studies - Faculty of Arts
Fri 12:00–13:40 G01
Prerequisites (in Czech)
četba divadelních her (Tyl, Kolár, Mikovec, Jeřábek, Bozděch, Štolba, Šamberk)
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
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Course objectives
The aim of the course is to provide students with a general overview of the topics in history of the Interim theatre in Prague.
Learning outcomes
At the end of the course student will be able to:

- define the specifics of the Interim theatre;
- appraise the differences between romantic theatre programs of J. K. Tyl and J. J. Kolár;
- explain the differences between the two romantic theatre programs;
- describe political influences on the history of the Czech theatre from 1862 to 1883;
- compare specifics of the Czech romantic theatre with European romantic theatre.
  • 1. Introduction to the course; The Czech theatre 1848-1851.
  • 2. Evolution of the Czech theatre in the 50s of the 19. century
  • 3. Opening of the Interim theatre in 1862
  • 4. Concept and systematization crisis
  • 5. The Interim theatre in the 60s
  • 6. The Interim theatre in the 70s
  • 7. Theatre authors in the Czech lands
  • 8. Stage design in the interim theatre
  • 9. Opera in the interim theatre
  • 10. Festival theatres in Prague.
    recommended literature
  • Dějiny českého divadla. III. (Variant.) : Přehledné dějiny českého divadla. Část III., Doba konstituční : 1846-1852. info
Teaching methods
Theoretical preparation – lecture (2 hours per week), discussion. Individual preparation – reading of texts. Individual consultation – when necessary.
Assessment methods
Written test (minimum 50% right answer to pass).
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