History of Theatre and Performance SC (i) (2009/2010)

Course code
4S02212
Name of lecturer
Simona Brunetti
Coordinator
Simona Brunetti
Number of ECTS credits allocated
6
Other available courses
Academic sector
L-ART/05 - PERFORMING ARTS
Language of instruction
Italian
Period
I semestre dal Sep 28, 2009 al Jan 16, 2010.

Lesson timetable

Learning outcomes

An introduction to theoretical and methodological instruments offered by performing arts, through the analysis of specific issues of the history of theatre.

Syllabus

Prerequisites: None

Syllabus: Some exemplary performances, created for the Comédie-Française during the Romantic era and connoted by a directorial conception, give us a chance to reflect on the beginnings of stage-direction in France. At the same period the Italian theatrical system binds stage production to the lines of business system; a procedure which will not change since the beginning of the twentieth century. By comparing different typologies of texts, the differences between these staging ideas will be explained.
Lectures and analysis of primary and secondary sources such as archival fonts, iconography, performance recordings, films, videos, audio recordings, etc.

Assessment methods and criteria

Oral exam