DISB009 Theatre Production as an Artefact II

Faculty of Arts
Autumn 2021
Extent and Intensity
2/0/5. 4 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Taught in person.
doc. MgA. David Drozd, Ph.D. (lecturer)
MgA. Eliška Raiterová (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.
Supplier department: Department of Theatre Studies - Faculty of Arts
Wed 8:00–9:40 G01
Prerequisites (in Czech)
DISB006 Theatre Production I && DISB008 First year complex exam
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
Concuring course, where students are deepening their analytic skills gained previous semester. They are also working on reconstructions of historic theatre performances.

The course is inteded for second year students of DTS and it is mandatory for them.
The course is held in Czech.
Learning outcomes

At the end of the course student will be able to:
- analyse contemporary theatre performances of all genres;
- reconstruct and analyse historical theatre performances;
- compare different directors' approaches in diverse theatre performances.
  • "Peformance analysis" in context of theatre studies
  • Analytical methods for contemporary theatre (from modernistic theatre to post-dramatic)
  • Seminar discussion about chosen actual performances
  • Possibilities of reconstructing historical performance
  • Reconstruction of performance in Czech context
  • Critical evaluation of already published reconstructions
  • Methods of reconstruction (archival work)
  • Presentation of assigned reconstructions
    recommended literature
  • DROZD, David. Oresteia... Dvakrát! Naruby? (Oresteia... Twice? Inside Out?). Theatralia. Sborník prací filozofické fakulty MU. Brno: Masarykova univerzita v Brně, 2008, vol. 11, jaro 2008, p. 63-84, 21 pp. ISSN 1214-0406. info
  • LEHMANN, Hans-Thies. Postdramatické divadlo. 1. vyd. Bratislava: Divadelní ústav, 2007. 365 s. ISBN 9788088987819. info
  • POLOCHOVÁ, Markéta. Erika Fischer-Lichte. Estetika performativity (Erika Fischer-Lichte. The transformative power of performance). Vyd. 1. Mníšek pod Brdy: Na konári, 2011. 334 pp. ISBN 978-80-904487-2-8. info
  • DROZD, David. Tělo chvějící se v tichu aneb Hledání tragického gesta : Lékař své cti v režii Hany Burešové (The Body Trembling in silence, or, In Search of the Tragic Gesture. The Surgeon of His Honour Under the Direction of Hana Burešová). Divadelní revue. Praha: Institut umění - divadelní ústav, 2011, roč. 22, č. 1, p. 77-107, 30 pp. ISSN 0862-5409. info
  • DROZD, David. Tučnák v roli racka (A Penguin Featuring as The Seagull). Divadelní revue. Praha, 2008, vol. 18, No 2, p. 44-62, 18 pp. ISSN 0862-5409. info
  • MIHOLOVÁ, Kateřina. Ubu the King :Theatre on the Balustrade : an interactive reconstruction. 1. vyd. Praha: Kant - Karel Kerlický pro AMU, 2007. 204 s. ISBN 9788086970363. info
  • VELTRUSKÝ, Jiří. An approach to the semiotics of theatre. Edited by Tomáš Hoskovec - Jarmila F. Veltrusky. 1st ed. Brno: Department of Theatre Studies, Faculty of Arts, Masaryk University, 2012. 229 s. ISBN 9788021059092. info
  • VELTRUSKÝ, Jiří. Příspěvky k teorii divadla. 1. vyd. Praha: Divadelní ústav, 1994. 270 s. ISBN 80-7008-046-9. info
Teaching methods
lecture, discussion, independent research, presentation
Assessment methods
Evaluation is based on tasks submitted during all semester.
Language of instruction
Further Comments
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
Teacher's information
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2020, Autumn 2022.
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