DAAZX62 Roots of European culture

Theatre Faculty
Winter 2023
Extent and Intensity
2/0/2. 2 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
prof. PhDr. Petr Osolsobě, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
prof. PhDr. Petr Osolsobě, Ph.D.
Theatre Faculty – Janáček Academy of Performing Arts
Supplier department: Theatre Faculty – Janáček Academy of Performing Arts
Thu 8:30–10:00 104
EVER ( DAALX62 Roots of European culture )
Inceptive knowledge of European history and literature, knowledge of same Shakespeare´s drama.
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 / plans the course is directly associated with
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Course objectives
The course is an introduction into the Shakespearian drama and its artistic achievement, analysing closely his plays from different view-points in terms of their genre, subject, story, ethics, characters, situation, theatre-history, art-techniques and religion.
Learning outcomes
Knowlege of the selected Shakespeare´s plays.
Ability to analyze and to interpret those plays in their cultural and historical context, as well as to tranfer their inner artistic values creatively out of it and to modify them for a contemporary viewer.
  • The list of the selected plays is wider, but four of them are constantly taught and referred to: Romeo and Juliet (for tragedies), Henry V. (for history plays), Much Ado about Nothing (for comedies) and All´s Well that Ends Well (for the problem plays and romances). Many different aspects of the plays are put under scrutiny - questions of the early modern history, religion, ethics, politics, psychology, art and theatre.
  • BROOK, P.: Evoking Shakespeare. info
  • Hilský, M.: Shakespeare a jeviště svět. Praha 2010. info
  • Hodek, B.: William Shakespeare : kronika hereckého života. Praha 1971 (2. vyd. 1994). info
  • Honan, P.: Shakespeare : životopis. Praha 2011. info
  • Chudoba, F. Kniha o Shakespearovi. 2 sv. Praha 1941 - 1943. info
  • OSOLSOBĚ, Petr. Umění a ctnost. Barrister, Brno 2013.
Teaching methods
Close reading of the plays together with the Czech translation; analysis, and discussion.
Assessment methods
written test and oral colloquium
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
The course is taught once in two years.
Information on course enrolment limitations: Pro úspěšný zápis předmětu si zaregistrujte též odpovídající předmět v letním semestru (podle předpokladu "EVER")
The course is also listed under the following terms Winter 2015, Winter 2017, Winter 2019, Winter 2021.
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