Course: History of the world theatre II/1

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Course title History of the world theatre II/1
Course code UBK/10017
Organizational form of instruction Lecture
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 2
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
Course availability The course is available to visiting students
  • BERGMANNOVÁ Pavla, Mgr.
  • SOLDÁN Ladislav, doc. PhDr. CSc.
Course content
1. Baroque theatre and drama description a main characteristics. Types of baroque theatre (court theatre, common schools, religious congregations Jesuit theatre, peasant theatre) and its stage forms. German baroque theatre: carnival plays, Meistersingers and the wandering players (Hans Sachs), Haupt-und Staatsaktion ("chief and state plays"). Baroque theatre in Italy and Spain. 2. French baroque theatre and drama (17th century Classicism). Nicolas Boileau and his The Art of Poetry (L'Art poétique, 1674) - the poetical canon of french classicism. Playwrights: Corneille, Moliere, Racine. Scenic design and his changes: proscenium arch stage. The birth and development of French opera and ballet. 3. The enlightenment in France: impact on theatre drama genres. Denis Diderot, Voltaire, Paul Marivaux, Pierre Beaumarchais. 4. The enlightenment in Italy in 18th century: position of theatre. The chief representatives of drama: Carlo Goldoni, Carlo Gozzi. 5. English Theatre (1642-1800) - theatre from restoration through romanticism. Acting companies, famous actors, theatres. Drama genres, the chief representatives: John Dryden, John Gay, sentimental comedy, Richard Steel, Joseph Addison, Henry Fielding, Oliver Goldsmith, Richard B. Sheridan. 6. The enlightenment in Germany - enlightenment reform of the German theatre: J. Chr. Gottsched, Carolina Neuber, G. E. Lessing - Hamburgische Dramaturgie (Hamburg Dramaturgy). Weimar Classicism. Proto-Romantic movement - Sturm und Drang (Storm and Stress). J. W. Goethe, Friedrich Schiller. Heinrich von Kleist. 7. Romanticism in the theatre. Early romantic theory (brothers Schlegel). German romantic drama (H. Kleist, G. Büchner e.g.). British romantic Drama (G. G. Byron, P. B. Shelley). Famous english actors (D. Garrick, E. Kean, Ch. Macready). 8. French romantic drama: A. Dumas (father), V. Hugo, Musset, Vigny. Russian romantic theatre and drama: A. S. Gribojedov, A. S. Puškin, M. J. Lermontov. Polish romantic theatre and drama: Adam Mickiewicz, Juliusz Słowacki). Folk theatre in Vienna: F. Raimund, J. N. Nestroy. Scenic design and his changes.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Recommended literature
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  • BLAHNÍK, V. K.:. Světové dějiny divadla. Praha 1929..
  • BOERNER, P. Goethe. Olomouc: Votobia, 1996.
  • BOILEAU D. N. Básnické umenie. Bratislava: Tatran, 1990.
  • BRETT, V. Moliere. Praha, 1975.
  • BROCKETT, O. G.:. Dějiny divadla. Praha: Lidové nakladatelství 1999..
  • BUKÁČEK, J. Carlo Goldoni: osobnost a doba. Praha, 1957.
  • ČERNÝ, J. Carlo Goldoni. Praha, 1963.
  • ČERNÝ, V. Barokní divadlo v Evropě. Příbram: Pistorius & Olšanská, 2009.
  • FRIEDENTHAL, R. Goethe: Jeho život a doba. Praha: Odeon, 1973.
  • HUGO, V. Předmluva ke Cromwellovi. Praha: AMU - KANT, 2006.
  • KAZÁROVÁ, H. Barokní balet ve střední Evropě. Praha: AMU, 2008.
  • Kolektiv aut. Vídeňské lidové divadlo. Praha: Odeon, 1990.
  • KUČERA, J. P. Moliere: moralista a posměváček. Praha - Litomyšl: Paseka, 2008.
  • LESSING, G. E. Hamburská dramaturgie. Láokoón. Stati. Praha, 1980.
  • MENZEL, G. W. Moliére a jeho komedianti. Praha: Svoboda, 1979.
  • MIKEŠ, V. Divadlo francouzského baroka. Praha: AMU - Divadelní ústav, 2001.
  • MOUSSINAC, L.:. Divadlo od počitku po naše dni. Bratislava 1965..
  • SCHILLER, F. O tragickém umění. Praha: OIKOYMENH, 2005.
  • SOCHOROVSKÁ, V. Německé klasické drama. Praha, 1964.
  • SUCHAŘÍPOVÁ, H. Polské klasické drama. Praha, 1962.
  • VANTUCH, A. Moliere: 30 rokov na javisku. Bratislava, 1987.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Philosophy and Science in Opava Cultural dramaturgy with the focus on theatre (1) Art and applied art 2 Winter