SubjectsSubjects(version: 945)
Course, academic year 2023/2024
   Login via CAS
Highlights of Czech Theatre - ADV0000077
Title: Highlights of Czech Theatre
Guaranteed by: Departement of Theatre Studies (21-KDV)
Faculty: Faculty of Arts
Actual: from 2023
Semester: summer
Points: 0
E-Credits: 6
Examination process: summer s.:
Hours per week, examination: summer s.:0/2, Ex [HT]
Capacity: unknown / unlimited (16)
Min. number of students: unlimited
4EU+: no
Virtual mobility / capacity: no
Key competences:  
State of the course: taught
Language: English
Teaching methods: combined
Teaching methods: combined
Note: course can be enrolled in outside the study plan
enabled for web enrollment
Guarantor: doc. Mgr. Martin Pšenička, Ph.D.
Teacher(s): doc. Mgr. Martin Pšenička, Ph.D.
Annotation - Czech
Last update: doc. Mgr. Martin Pšenička, Ph.D. (07.02.2023)

Highlights of Czech Theatre: spring term 2023

Schedule: Feb. 16, March 2, 16, 30, Apr. 13, 27, May 11

Place: KATAP DAMU, Karlova 26 (due to covid restrictions students are required to meet with the instructor in front
of CAFE Disk at 10:55)

The course focuses on both text and performance analysis. We read Czech plays translated into English (all
accessibe online in moodle) and attend theatre productions. As part of the class students are required to watch
movies which provide us with an insight into the specific contexts of plays.

Attendance policy: as the class goes in series, only one 3-hour long class can be missed without any further
apology. For other absence, contact the instructor.

Assessment: class presentation and final paper (3–5 pages).

Presentations: Presentation should not exceed 15 min. PP could be used.

Class participation: the most important part of the class, everyone should read/watch/attend everything discussed.

Material: texts are accessible on moodle in English,

Performances: will be specified according to our needs and schedules. Performances vary – drama productions
(with subtitles or based on scripts accessible in English), non-verbal theatre, dance or physical theatre.

Tickets: prices vary from 20 CZK to 200 CZK.

Assignments: no extra assignments requires

List of plays and movies

Josef Topol: The End of Shrovetide + All Good Country People (movie)
Václav Havel: The Garden Party
Josef Topol: Cat on the Rails
Václav Havel: The Increased Difficulty of Concentratin + The Joke (movie based on Milan Kundera’s novel)
Václav Havel: Audience
Josef Topol: Goodbye, Socrates + Walking Too Fast (movie)
Arnošt Goldflam: The Usherette
Václav Havel: The Temptation + Lesson Faust (movie)
Petr Zelenka: Tales of Common Insanity + movie
Václav Havel: Leaving

Charles University | Information system of Charles University |