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THEATRE AND PERFORMING ARTS HISTORY

CODE 64870
ACADEMIC YEAR 2022/2023
CREDITS
  • 9 cfu during the 3nd year of 8740 LINGUE E CULTURE MODERNE (L-11) - GENOVA
  • 6 cfu during the nd year of 8740 LINGUE E CULTURE MODERNE (L-11) - GENOVA
  • 6 cfu during the 3nd year of 8453 CONSERVAZIONE DEI BENI CULTURALI (L-1) - GENOVA
  • 9 cfu during the 1st year of 8457 LETTERE (L-10) - GENOVA
  • 6 cfu during the 2nd year of 8457 LETTERE (L-10) - GENOVA
  • 9 cfu during the 2nd year of 8457 LETTERE (L-10) - GENOVA
  • 9 cfu during the 3nd year of 8457 LETTERE (L-10) - GENOVA
  • 9 cfu during the 1st year of 11120 ARCHITECTURAL COMPOSITION(LM-4) - GENOVA
  • 6 cfu during the 2nd year of 9274 DESIGN DEL PRODOTTO E DELLA NAUTICA(L-4) - GENOVA
  • 6 cfu during the 3nd year of 9274 DESIGN DEL PRODOTTO E DELLA NAUTICA(L-4) - GENOVA
  • 6 cfu during the 2nd year of 9274 DESIGN DEL PRODOTTO E DELLA NAUTICA(L-4) - LA SPEZIA
  • 6 cfu during the 3nd year of 9274 DESIGN DEL PRODOTTO E DELLA NAUTICA(L-4) - LA SPEZIA
  • SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR L-ART/05
    LANGUAGE Italian
    TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
  • LA SPEZIA
  • SEMESTER 2° Semester
    TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

    OVERVIEW

    This course provides students with a basic knowledge of the history of Western Theater. The course aims at: 1) introducing students to the concepts of “Theater” and “Performing Arts”; 2) making students familiar with the most important forms and functions that theater has covered during history; 3) offering cues for a first analytic approach to contemporary theatre.

     

    AIMS AND CONTENT

    LEARNING OUTCOMES

    This course provides students with a basis of knowledge on the history of the theater and performing arts. The aim is to connect knowledge of historical events to an understanding of the various forms, meanings and functions that “Theater” and “Spectacle” have taken in different times and places. A focus is on the relationship that, at times, has been established between text (if present) and performance (the spectacle, which can be broken down into many elements: playwriting, acting, direction, scenography etc.). The ultimate goal is to provide students with the skills to describe, analyze and interpret contemporary theater.

    AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

    - Ability to put a theatrical event its historical context (in relation to dramaturgy, space and acting) and to express it.

    - Ability to distinguish and analize, at a basic level, the different elements of a theatre performance.

    - Ability to describe, analize and interpret at a basic level contemporary theatre.

    PREREQUISITES

    There is no prerequisite for this course.

    TEACHING METHODS

    In-class lectures with slides and video projections.

    Registration on Aulaweb is compulsary.

     

    SYLLABUS/CONTENT

    After a brief introduction to the discipline, the lessons will be dedicated to the most important events of the history of Theater in the West from the 5th century B.C. to the second half of the 20th century.

    RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

    ERASMUS STUDENTS - 6 CFU

    1. Storia del teatro e dello spettacolo, edited by M. Cambiaghi, A. Egidio, I. Innamorati, A. Sapienza, Milano-Torino, Pearson, 2020.
    2. Notes and slides published on Aulaweb.
    3. Four plays to be read in full: one tragedy by Eschilo (Agamemnon or The Libation Bearers or The Eumenides); W. Shakespeare, Midsummer night's dream; H. Ibsen, Ghosts; A. Cechov, The cherry orchard

    ERASMUS STUDENTS - 9 CFU

    Add to the bibliography for 6 CFU a further reading (arranged individually).

     

    Bibliography for students not proficient in Italian language may be arranged individually in other languages (English, or French or German).

    TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

    Exam Board

    LIVIA CAVAGLIERI (President)

    ROBERTO CUPPONE

    EMANUELA CHICHIRICCO' (Substitute)

    FEDERICA SCAGLIONE (Substitute)

    VALERIA SCREPIS (Substitute)

    LESSONS

    LESSONS START

    13 February 2023

    EXAMS

    EXAM DESCRIPTION

    Attending students may subdivide the whole program and take part to two partial written tests, during the semester. Not attending students will take an oral exam.

    ASSESSMENT METHODS

    Students will be evaluated in their capacity of giving a clear account of the subjects; problematizing studied issues; debating with the istructor

    Exam schedule

    Date Time Location Type Notes

    FURTHER INFORMATION

    The following workshops are not compulsary, but recommended (for more information, see https://corsi.unige.it/8457/p/studenti-laboratori):

    • Laboratorio di allestimento del testo teatrale
    • Laboratorio di teatro pratico
    • Laboratorio di teatro sociale
    • Laboratotio di analisi della performance tecnologica