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Department of Theatre Studies

The Department of Theatre Studies encompasses the study of and research into historical and theoretical disciplines related to theatre and drama. Members of the Department explore theatre and drama criticism, conduct systematic investigations examining the function of theatre as socio-political vehicle in our society, study the interaction between theatre and society, and pursue individual careers as theatre reviewers, editors, and translators of both specialised literature in their fields and works of fiction. The academic staff specialises in fields such as history of early and modern Czech theatre, history of world theatre as well as theatre and drama theory (drawing on the Department’s structuralist tradition and also integrating modern theoretical and methodological concepts). The Department of Theatre studies participates in the interdisciplinary project “Culture and Totality” and has implemented a project called “National Theatre and Normalisation” which seeks to define the ambivalent role of the National Theatre during the 1970s and 1980s. The Department of Theatre Studies has established close academic and teaching collaboration with the Institute for Classical Studies at the Institute of Philosophy of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic. In 2014, the department organised, in co-operation with Václav Havel Library and Institute of Translation Studies, an international conference “Staging Havel: Translations, Stage Adaptations, Reception”, accompanied with an exhibition “Staging Havel: Set Designs of Václav Havel Plays”.

  • Location

  • nám. Jana Palacha 2

  • 116 38 Prague 1

  • 4th floor, room 407

  • Mailing Address

  • nám. Jana Palacha 2

  • 116 38 Prague 1

  • Secretariate/Office hours

  • Jitka Podráská

  • Tel. +420 221 619 226

  • Tuesday

    14.00 – 16.00

    Thursday

    14.00 – 16.00