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Comedy of František Ferdinand Šamberk
Váchová, Kateřina ; Smrčka, Jiří (advisor) ; Mocná, Dagmar (referee)
The bachelor thesis is focused on comedies of František Ferdinand Šamberk, which he wrote between 60's and 80's of the 19th century. First chapters are focused on personality of F. F. Šamberk, historical context and function of theaters in our country during his lifetime. The main topic of this thesis is analysis and comparation of three spectator successful and spectator less successful drama. Results of this analysis and comparation are probable causes of success or failure of his drama. KEYWORDS Šamberk, comedy, National Theatre, Provisional Theatre, arena
Comparation of Šrámek and Hrubín lyrics drama
Bernasová, Natálie ; Smrčka, Jiří (advisor) ; Brožová, Věra (referee)
The thesis focuses on comparison of the Šrámek's and Hrubín's lyrics drama. Its goal is to describe how much different this type of drama of compared authors is. Common and different approaches of these authors are deduced on the basis of selected characteristic features and key motives (motive of love, motives on the edge of fairy tales and myths, motive of death and the end, motive of writer), the role of nature, the role of music and some other components. The thesis builds on analysis and subsequent comparison of six original texts - on Šrámek's Červen (1905), Léto (1915), Měsíc nad řekou (1922), Plačící satyr (1923) and on Hrubín's Srpnová neděle (1958) and Křišťálová noc (1961). Another aim of this thesis is to confirm or refute the hypothesis that between the dramas Léto and Srpnová neděle exists the strongest mutual parallelism. The main source of information about lives of both authors are books written by František Buriánek and Iva Málková. Throughout the thesis are also used various other sources such as theater programs, contemporary critics and reviews. KEYWORDS František Hrubín, Fráňa Šrámek, lyrics drama, Srpnová neděle, Léto
Resisting Temptation:Mephistophelian seduction in Czech Theatrical Drama of the 1970's and 1980's
Imlaufová, Markéta ; Smrčka, Jiří (advisor) ; Kubíček, Tomáš (referee)
This master thesis deals with the topic of temptation in three Czech Theatrical Dramas of the 1970's and 1980's, inspired by the legend of Faust. These dramatic works represent different model approaches of dealing with such a topic. Thesis focuses on the principle of evil and its functioning. The temptation by Devil is therefore defined as Mephistophelian seduction, which occurs in drama plays selected as a subject of this thesis. The thesis analyzes and describes Mephistophelian seduction and its realization in theatrical dramas. Thesis elaborates the mechanism of evil principle and examines how the main protagonists are influenced in their acting and behaviour by this power. This thesis brings the power of evil into the wider context of "higher power" and describes relations between the power of evil and totalitarian power. On this base the historical and political context of the lives of the authors is considered as an important element. Based on comparison of all these aspects the principle of Mephistophelian seduction is reflected within its existential dimension. KEYWORDS Temptation, Devil, Mephistophelian seduction, protagonist, evil principle, drama, Faust, Mephistopheles, Václav Havel, Oldřich Daněk, Jiří Suchý
Theatre Slapstick of Emil Artur Longen
Švajda, Zdeněk ; Smrčka, Jiří (advisor) ; Mocná, Dagmar (referee)
In this thesis I dealt with commonly accepted theory, that Czech author Emil Arthur Longen wrote his plays in style similar to film slapstick comedy. The work starts with biography of Emil Arthur Longen. He was born in 1885 and died in 1936, his life was filled with many rises and falls because of his short temper, alcoholism and turbulent relation with his first wife, Polyxena (commonly called Xena), also an actress. Longen started as a student of Arts in Prague, but never ended his studies and left to pursue his interest, first in painting, later in another fields like filmmaking and acting, but he is most known as a playwright. He wrote more than seventy dramatic pieces and adapted another hundred more for his own theatre and also for other houses he worked with. His first efforts were cabaret shorts, he also wrote more serious things, but his most succesfull plays are farces one to four acts long. He was a principal playwright who wrote plays for the theater of Vlasta Burian, nicknamed The King of Comedians in interwar Czechoslovakia, who excelled in many of them. Critics during his lifetime but also later ones noted that his plays are inspired by American film slapstick comedy. Theory of comedy says that there are many types of comedy, number of the types varies greatly among notable authors, I...
Crazy Comedy of Antonín Procházka
Adamcová, Veronika ; Smrčka, Jiří (advisor) ; Brožová, Věra (referee)
This diploma thesis deals with the topic of crazy comedy of the contemporary creator of the author type of productions, Antonín Procházka. The inclusion of the author amongst creators of the author-type productions defines Procházka as the author who writes, directs and plays in his theatre plays. The aim of the diploma thesis is to analyze the comedies of the author from the point of view of the construction of the crazy comedy and in terms of how to build comic situations and work with humor. I try to find out if there are features and procedures that are typical of his plays and how his plays respect and use the rules of the genre of crazy comedy. Diploma thesis also includes work with specialist literature and an analysis of available professional reviews and period reviews. In the beginning, I present aims and structure this diploma thesis. In the first part of the thesis I briefly describe the life of the author, and in more detail, I deal with the inspiration and the facts that influenced the author's work. Treatise on the crazy comedy complements this thesis because of a comprehensive view of the issue. The diploma thesis is complemented by the theoretical grounding of the crazy comedy, its characters, level and construction of humor, for a comprehensive view of the issue. In the main part...
Motive of "losers" in contemporary Czech drama
Jilemnická, Adéla ; Smrčka, Jiří (advisor) ; Píšová, Ina (referee)
This master's thesis concerns itself with the motive of "despair" in contemporary Czech drama. It includes an analysis of selected plays written after 2000 by leading Czech authors belonging to the middle generation (Petr Zelenka; David Drábek; Jiří Pokorný; Petr Kolečko; Tomáš Svoboda; Lenka Lagronová; Iva Klestilová, born Volánková). The aim of the thesis is to analyze these dramas, to define characteristic elements and to determine whether we can identify a clear "desperate people" motive within their characters, deeming it a characteristic feature of contemporary Czech drama written by the middle generation. Using a comparative method we explore typical repetitive motives of the characters - anti- heroes, which suffer from having an unfulfilled personal life, a feeling of loneliness or a midlife crisis. The master's thesis describes the causes and manifestations of despair of the characters, as well as the solutions the dramas offer to the bleak situation (insanity, suicide, miracle). KEYWORDS contemporary Czech drama, motive of "losers", in-yer-face theatre, Petr Zelenka, David Drábek, Jiří Pokorný, Petr Kolečko, Tomáš Svoboda, Lenka Lagronová, Iva Klestilová (Volánková)

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