Šárka Havlíčková Kysová, Ph.D.

Deputy Head of Department

In her research and lecturing activities she focuses on the theory of theatre (especially in the perspective of cognitive studies), staging of opera and traditional Indian theatre koodiyattam. At present she focuses on the application of conceptual metaphor theory and audiovisual metaphor in the field of the analysis of opera production practice and reflections on directing operas.

She studied Theory and the History of Theatre and Czech Language and Literature at Masaryk University. In 2010 she finished her PhD studies on the theory of theatre at the Faculty of Arts of Masaryk University with her thesis Hastabhinaya. Hand gestures in the traditional theatre art of India.

From 2009 to 2012 she taught the theory of theatre at the Department of Theatre, Film and Media Studies of the Faculty of Arts of Palacký University in Olomouc. Since 2012 she has been working as an assistant professor at the Department of Theatre Studies of the Faculty of Arts of Masaryk University in Brno.

From 2011 to 2015 she participated in the grant project Czech Theatre Structuralism: Context and Potential (Czech Science Foundation, GAČR). From 2012 to 2014 she also worked on the project Innovation of the Art and Culture Study Programmes at the Faculty of Arts, Masaryk University (OPVK). From 2015 to 2017 she led a research project which focused on Brno opera productions of the 2nd half of the 20th century – GAČR project called The Generation of Miloš Wasserbauer, the Theatre Director, and the Progressive Opera Dramaturgy in the State Theatre in Brno (project no. GA15-06548S).

Since 2014 she has been the editor-in-chief/chairwoman of the editorial board of the Theatralia journal.

Personal web page at muni.cz

consulting hours
  • Thursday 9.00-10.00
  • sarka.havlicek@gmail.com

bud. G/G002 
Gorkého 57/7 
602 00 Brno 

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HAVLÍČKOVÁ KYSOVÁ, Šárka. Hastábhinaja: gesta rukou v tradičním divadelním umění Indie. Brno: Masarykova univerzita, 2013. ISBN 978-80-210-6406-5.


HAVLÍČKOVÁ KYSOVÁ, Šárka a Tomáš KAČER. Current Trends in Theatre Theory and Meta-theory. In Theatralia. Journal of Theatre Studies, no. 2 (2016): volume 19. 1. vyd. Brno: Masarykova univerzita, 2016, s. 1–180. ISSN 1803-845X.

HAVLÍČKOVÁ KYSOVÁ, Šárka. Stage Metaphors in Verdi's Otello: Miloš Wasserbauer's State Theatre Production (Brno 1967 in the Context of Otello's Staging Tradition. Theatralia, Brno: Masarykova univerzita, 2016, roč. 19, č. 2, s. 29–58. ISSN 1803-845X. doi:10.5817/TY2016-2-2.

HAVLÍČKOVÁ KYSOVÁ, Šárka. Metafory, kterými hrajeme: perspektivy a meze české kognitivní teatrologie. Theatralia, Brno: Masarykova univerzita, 2015, roč. 18, č. 1, s. 65–84. ISSN 1803-845X. doi:10.5817/TY2015-1-4.

HAVLÍČKOVÁ KYSOVÁ, Šárka. Kúdijáttam – když divadlo vychází z chrámu. Divadelní revue, Praha: Institut umění – Divadelní ústav, 2012, roč. 23, č. 3, s. 36–54. ISSN 0862-5409.

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