HISTORY OF THE THEATER AND PERFORMING ARTS
Learning outcomes of the course unit
The course aims to provide a useful methodology for the study both of puppet theatre and more generally the main mechanisms of theatrical communication. At the end of the course, the knowledge of the contents, students' ability in learning and applying his/her knowledge will be tested.
Course contents summary
The course aims to focus on the forms of theater from the Greek period to the XXth century. Lectures will focus on the analysis of theatrical spaces, dramaturgy, models of performance, and the shaping and role of the audience.
1) Description of theater
2) Theater in history: the ancient period and the Middle Age
3) Theater during Renaissance
4) Baroque theater
5) XVIIIth century theater
6) XIXth century theater
7) XXth century theater
8) Forms of contemporary theater
9) Critical and theoretical debate
10) Theory and techniques
L. Allegri, “Prima lezione di teatro”, Laterza
L. Allegri, “La drammaturgia da Diderot a Beckett”, Laterza
L. Allegri, “ L’arte e il mestiere. L’attore teatrale dall’antichità ad oggi”, Carocci
Frontal lectures, seminars and workshops.
Assessment methods and criteria