Course code MākZ3528
Faculty Faculty of Humanities
Credit points, number of lectures
Credit points ECTS Credit points Total number of auditorium hours Number of lecture hours Number of seminars and practical work hours Number of student independent work hours
2 3 32 22 10 48
E-courses MākZ3528: History of Latvian Theatre II
Course annotation The aim of the course is to introduce with the development of Latvian professional theatre from the 1940 to nowadays. During the course, the main events (formation of theatres) and personalities (directors, playwrights, actors etc.) that are determined the development of Latvian professional theatre, are discussed. Latvian theatre is watched in the context of both processes of its time cultural and political life in Latvia and the modern theatre of Europe.
Results Successfully acquiring this course, students get insight in processes and personalities that influence a formation and development of Latvian theatre, in connection with socio-political and cultural processes of the period. Students, without assistance, are able to analyze and evaluate phenomena of Latvian theatre, to characterize the most essential tendencies and processes.


Course plan
No.TopicPlanned amount in hours
1.Latvian Theatre in the Period Between 1940 and 1945.L2
2.E. Smiļģis’s and A. Amtmanis-Briedītis’s Activities After 1945.L2
3.Realization of K. Stanislavskis’s Method in Director and Pedagogue V. Baļuna’s Activity.L2
4.P. Pētersons’s Theory and Practice of Theatre.L2S2
5.A. Jaunušans – a Director, Art Director in Drama (National) Theatre.L2
6.A. Liniņš – a Director, Pedagogue, Art Director in Dailes Theatre.L2
7.Ā. Šapiro and His Created Youth Theatre.L2 S2
8.O. Kroders’s and M. Ķimele’s Psychological Theatre.L2 S2
9.Characterization of Direction of the 90s (M.Kublinskis, K.Auškāps, A.Ozols, V.Lūriņš, J.Rijnieks). L4 S2
10.New Riga Theatre and Alvis Hermanis.L2 S2
Requirements for obtaining credit points Evaluation is depending on the accomplishment of three tasks (in percentages):
1)Regular and active participation in all seminars- 20%;
2)Two reviews about freely chosen performances of Latvian theatre must be written without assistance during semester-30%;
3)Final test about the course content in the exam – 50%.

Study programmes Baltic Philology