DISB007 Drama as Literature II

Faculty of Arts
Spring 2023
Extent and Intensity
2/0/5. 4 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
doc. Mgr. Šárka Havlíčková Kysová, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
doc. Mgr. Šárka Havlíčková Kysová, 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
Prerequisites (in Czech)
DISB003 Drama as Literature I
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.

The capacity limit for the course is 30 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 0/30, only registered: 0/30
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
there are 6 fields of study the course is directly associated with, display
Course objectives
The course is dealing with expanding of skills for drama analysis.

The course is inteded for first 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 the most important dramatic works of the theatre;
- understand their plot;
- explain their relevance in context of the theory and history of theatre.
  • 1. Methods of analysis of drama; theory of drama
  • 2. Psychological Drama I
  • 3. Psychological Drama II
  • 4. Epic drama
  • 5. Intertextuality I
  • 6. Intertextuality II
  • 7. Conversation Drama
  • 8. Theatre of Absurd I
  • 9. Theatre of Absurd II
  • 10. Postmodern Drama
  • 11. Postdramatic theatre and drama
  • 12. Concluding remarks; discussion
    required literature
  • ESSLIN, Martin. Podstata, tradice a smysl absurdního divadla : kapitoly z knihy Absurdní divadlo. Vyd. 1. Praha: Státní pedagogické nakladatelství, 1966. 81 s. info
  • LAKOFF, George. Metafory, kterými žijeme. Edited by Mark Johnson, Translated by Mirek Čejka. 2. vyd. Brno: Host, 2014. 283 s. ISBN 9788074911521. info
  • LEHMANN, Hans-Thies. Postdramatické divadlo. 1. vyd. Bratislava: Divadelní ústav, 2007. 365 s. ISBN 9788088987819. info
  • SZONDI, Peter. Teória modernej drámy. Bratislava: Tatran, 1969. 175 s. info
    recommended literature
  • CARLSON, Marvin A. Dejiny divadelných teórií. Bratislava: Divadelný ústav, 2006. 449 s. ISBN 8088987237. info
  • HAVLÍČKOVÁ KYSOVÁ, Šárka. Metafory, kterými hrajeme : perspektivy a meze české kognitivní teatrologie (Metaphors we act by : prospects and limits of the Czech cognitive theatrology). Theatralia. Brno: Masarykova univerzita, 2015, vol. 18, No 1, p. 65-84. ISSN 1803-845X. doi:10.5817/TY2015-1-4. Digitální knihovna FF MU info
  • PFISTER, Manfred. Das Drama : Theorie und Analyse. 11. Aufl. München: Wilhelm Fink Verlag, 2001. 454 s. ISBN 3770513681. info
  • PFISTER, Manfred. The theory and analysis of drama. Translated by John Halliday. Repr. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1993. xix, 339. ISBN 052142383X. info
Teaching methods
lectures, discussion, drama analysis
Assessment methods
Written test or oral exam. Pass-fail line is 70%.
Language of instruction
Follow-Up Courses
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
The course is taught annually.
Information on course enrolment limitations: Předmět je určen pro studenty druhého ročníku oboru Teorie a dějiny divadla.
Teacher's information
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2020, Spring 2021, Spring 2022.
  • Enrolment Statistics (Spring 2023, recent)
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