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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
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
For students attending regularly lessons and taking the written examinations:
- Ability to communicate (written and oral) successfully, by using textual and iconografic sources
- Ability to organise and evaluate individual laearning through istant polling methods
There are no prerequisite for this course.
In-class lectures with slides and video projections.
Registration on Aulaweb is compulsary.
After a brief theoretichal introduction to the discipline, the lessons will be dedicated to the most important events of the history of theater in the western world from the 5th century B.C. to the second half of the 20th century. The third module will discuss contemporary performance with the partecipation of prof. Heiner Goebbles, DIRAAS visiting professor, and dr. Federica Scaglione.
ERASMUS STUDENTS - 6 CFU (= 40 hours class lessons)
- Storia del teatro, a cura di R. Alonge e F. Perrelli, Torino, UTET-Università, 2019
- Notes and slides published on Aulaweb
- Four plays to be read in full [titles will be given on Aulaweb]
ERASMUS STUDENTS - 9 CFU (= 60 hours class lessons)
Add to the bibliography for 6 CFU 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
Ricevimento: 18 September - 06 December: by appointment, after lessons in the teacher's office (via Balbi 2, 4° floor). During the rest of the year: write an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to fix a live or remote appointment.
LIVIA CAVAGLIERI (President)
EMANUELA CHICHIRICCO' (Substitute)
FEDERICA SCAGLIONE (Substitute)
19 February 2024
Attending students may subdivide the whole program and take two partial written tests, during the semester. Not attending students will take an oral exam.
Students will be evaluated in their capacity of giving a clear account of the subjects; problematizing studied issues; debating with the istructor
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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
- Laboratorio di promozione e comunicazione dello spettacolo dal vivo