DISBS03 Heuristic Seminar

Faculty of Arts
Autumn 2020
Extent and Intensity
0/2/7. 6 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
prof. PhDr. Margita Havlíčková (lecturer)
Mgr. et Mgr. Klára Škrobánková (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: doc. Mgr. Šárka Havlíčková Kysová, Ph.D.
Supplier department: Department of Theatre Studies - Faculty of Arts
Mon 12:00–13:40 G01
DVBP04 Theatre in History 2 || DVB007 First year complex exam || DVBZ001 First year complex exam
Enrolment of the seminar requires passive knowledge of German at least.
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: 0/8, 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
Seminar is focused on practical research of Moravian, mostly Brno's, theatre before 20th century. It consists almost solely on work with archival materials and their interpretation.
Learning outcomes
At the end of the seminar student will be able to:

- work with archival materials, get oriented in them;
- read old German script (Schwabacher, Kurent);
- apply their knowledge of old German script to the reading of archival materials;
- look up archival materials independently;
- understand better the logic of theatre directors' correspondence with the authorities in the 18th centuries;
- process and transcribe theatre directors' petitions and requests;
- understand the practice of early modern professional theatre.
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2.-4. An induction into reading old German script
  • 5-12. Work in the Moravian Archive (MZM)
  • 13. Conclusion
    recommended literature
  • Deutschsprachiges Theater in Prag : Begegnungen der Sprachen und Kulturen. Edited by Alena Jakubcová - Václav Maidl - Jitka Ludvová. 1st pub. Praha: Divadelní ústav, 2001. 511 s. ISBN 8070081112. info
  • Vídeňské lidové divadlo : od Hanswursta Stranitzkého k Nestroyovi. 1. vyd. Praha: Odeon, 1990. 440 s. info
  • HAVLÍČKOVÁ, Margita. Profesionální divadlo v královském městě Brně 1668 až 1733 (On the Professional Theatre in the Royal Town of Brno between 1668 and 1733). Brno: Janáčkova akademie múzických umění v Brně, 2009. 223 pp. Acta musicologica et theatrologica 16. ISBN 978-80-86928-64-7. info
  • JAKUBCOVÁ, Alena. Starší divadlo v českých zemích do konce 18. století : osobnosti a díla. Vyd. 1. Praha: Divadelní ústav, 2007. 759 s. ISBN 9788020014863. info
Teaching methods
work in the archive, seminar discussions
Assessment methods
Processing and presentation of archival searches. A passing score is 70%.
Language of instruction
Further Comments
Study Materials
The course can also be completed outside the examination period.
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2019, Spring 2023.
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