HISTORY OF THE THEATER AND PERFORMING ARTS
Learning outcomes of the course unit
The course aims at giving a basic knowledge and a precise methodology, with regard on the subject and the principal models of the history of theater. In the second part the course aims at giving concrete explanations on a specific topic, that is on a period of the Westren theatrical tradition.
Course contents summary
The first part of the course is an overview on the history of theatrical and performing art models, with some analysis of texts, scenes and theatrical conceptions. The second part, the monographic one, focuses on two Shakespeare's works, "Othello" and "Macbeth", in their connection with Giuseppe Verdi's libretti.
Beyond theatrical texts that will be analyzed, the program includes: Luigi Allegri, "L'arte e il mestiore. L'attore teatrale dall'antichità ad oggi", Carocci; Roberto Tessari, "La drammaturgia da Eschilo a Goldoni", Laterza; Luigi Allegri, "La drammaturgia da Diderot a Beckett", Laterza.
Oral lectures in both the first and second part of the course, with analysis of texts, pictures and videos, and workshops on the monographic part.
Assessment methods and criteria