History of Theatre and Performance SC (i) (2012/2013)

Course code
Name of lecturer
Simona Brunetti
Simona Brunetti
Number of ECTS credits allocated
Academic sector
Language of instruction
semestrino IA dal Oct 1, 2012 al Nov 21, 2012.

Lesson timetable

semestrino IA
Day Time Type Place Note
Monday 8:30 AM - 10:10 AM laboratorio Lecture Hall 1.2 from Oct 8, 2012  to Nov 21, 2012
Monday 5:20 PM - 7:00 PM lesson Lecture Hall T.3  
Tuesday 5:20 PM - 7:00 PM lesson Lecture Hall T.3  
Wednesday 5:20 PM - 7:00 PM laboratorio Lecture Hall T.3  

Learning outcomes

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


Prerequisites: None.

Contents of course:
When in «Nuova Antologia» Luigi Pirandello publish an essay entitled «Illustratori, attori e traduttori» his observations represent the most convincing point of arrival of a lively cultural debate aiming to denounce the Italian stage precarious conditions in the early twentieth century and to assert the primacy of drama conception on theatrical staging. At a distance of little more than a decade the materials that become part of Sei personaggi in cerca d’autore are the basis of important theoretical statements that identify the real focus of Pirandello’s work in the contrast between the “phantoms of Christian imaginary” and the “squalor of modernity”.

Teaching methods: 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.