DISM003 Theatre theory I: Philosophy of drama

Faculty of Arts
Autumn 2019
Extent and Intensity
2/0/6. 5 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
doc. MgA. David Drozd, Ph.D. (lecturer)
prof. PhDr. Margita Havlíčková (lecturer)
Mgr. Bc. Iva Mikulová, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
doc. MgA. David Drozd, Ph.D.
Department of Theatre Studies - Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: doc. MgA. David Drozd, Ph.D.
Supplier department: Department of Theatre Studies - Faculty of Arts
Tue 10:00–11:40 G01
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 the course is directly associated with
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Course objectives
The course is dealing with broadening of theorethical knowledge to philosophical conceptualisation of theatre (philosophy of tragedy, philosophy of game etc.) both in their actual and historical versions. Students learn their historical impact and actual potential.

The course is inteded for master's 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:
- sexplain basic philosophical conceptualisation of theatre;
- connect philosophical concepts on actual theatre.
  • Early philosopfical approaches to theatre (Aristotle x Platon)
  • Concept of katharsis
  • Main conpcepts of philosophy of tragedy (Hegel, Schopenhaufer, Nietzsche)
  • Theatre as game/play
  • General concepts of philosophy of play (Huizinga, Fink, Gadamer)
    required literature
  • GADAMER, Hans-Georg. Aktualita krásného : umění jako hra, symbol a slavnost. Translated by David Filip. Vyd. 1. Praha: Triáda, 2003. 86 s. ISBN 8086138488. info
  • HUIZINGA, Johan. Homo ludens : o původu kultury ve hře. Translated by Jaroslav Vácha. Vyd. 2., v edici Studie 1. Praha: Dauphin, 2000. 297 s. ISBN 8072720201. info
    recommended literature
  • EAGLETON, Terry. Sladké násilí : idea tragična. Translated by Marek Sečkař. Vydání první. Brno: Host, 2004. 391 stran. ISBN 8072941321. info
  • FINK, Eugen. Hra jako symbol světa. Edited by Miroslav Petříček. Vyd. 1. Praha: Český spisovatel, 1993. 268 s. ISBN 8020204105. info
  • FINK, Eugen. Oáza štěstí. Translated by Jiří Černý. 1. vyd. Praha: Mladá fronta, 1992. 61 s. ISBN 8020402241. info
  • GADAMER, Hans-Georg. Člověk a řeč : (výbor textů). Edited by Jan Sokol. Vyd. 1. Praha: Oikoymenh, 1999. 154 s. ISBN 8086005763. info
  • GADAMER, Hans-Georg. Pravda a metoda I : nárys filosofické hermeneutiky. Translated by David Mik. Vyd. 1. Praha: Triáda, 2010. 415 s. ISBN 9788087256046. info
  • GADAMER, Hans-Georg. Pravda a metoda II : dodatky, rejstříky. Translated by David Mik. Vyd. 1. Praha: Triáda, 2011. 471 s. ISBN 9788087256442. info
  • NUSSBAUM, Martha Craven. Křehkost dobra : náhoda a etika v řecké tragédii a filosofii. Vyd. 1. Praha: OIKOYMENH, 2003. 839 s. ISBN 8072980890. info
Teaching methods
lecture, discussion
Assessment methods
Essay, oral exam. Pass-fsil line is 70%.
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