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Professor
ROBERTA FERRARESI (Tit.)
Period
Second Semester 
Teaching style
Convenzionale 
Lingua Insegnamento
ITALIANO 



Informazioni aggiuntive

Course Curriculum CFU Length(h)
[32/19]  LANGUAGES AND CULTURES FOR LINGUISTIC MEDIATION [19/00 - Ord. 2011]  PERCORSO COMUNE 6 30

Objectives

The course aims to provide a basic knowledge of the Theatre History in Europe. The history of dramaturgy and performance will be observed both from an aesthetic and an anthropological perspectives, placing the performative experience within its complex network of creative, cultural and socio-political processes and context.

At the end of the course:

1. [Knowledge and understanding]
Students will acquire: the ability to orient themselves within the different phases of Theatre History, also evaluating them comparatively in terms of continuity and discontinuity; an awareness of the basic problems of the performance historiography; a knowledge of the key-elements of the theatrical experience seen from the perspective of artistic, literary and spectacular production as well as from the point of view of the creative, critical and life processes that support it.

2. [Applied knowledge and understanding]
Students will develop the ability to examine, discuss and critically question both the distinctive components of the theatrical experience and the ways in which certain models of theatre have alternated and intertwined in history, putting performative phenomena in relation to socio-cultural and artistic contexts (in particular connecting them with the history of culture, expression, language and communication).

3. [Making judgments]
Students will be able to: examine a specific phase of Theatre History, contextualizing it within other contemporary historical-cultural-artistic phenomena; trace reading paths within the various historical-theatrical events; critically evaluate the historiographical itineraries through which this knowledge was built and transmitted in history; consider and relate the different components of the staging and the theatrical experience, from the phase of creation to the process of spectatorship.

4. [Communication skills]
Through the study and the different moments of discussion in the classroom, students will develop the ability, not only to examine, but also to transmit the knowledge gained during the course: with respect both to the different step of the history of Western theatre, and to the different aspects involved in the performative experience.

5. [Learning skills]
Through the study of Theatre History and the related historiographical dynamics, students will consolidate a historical-critical perspective useful for the development of further study paths in the sector and in similar research fields, in particular increasing their theoretical and methodological skills that can be applied to the study of ancient and contemporary theatre, and beyond.

Prerequisites

No specific pre-requisites required.

Contents

The course is aimed at providing a basic knowledge of the main moments in the history of Western theatre, the key-aspects of the theatrical experience and the mechanisms of the performance historiography.
The lessons, by relating historical-theatrical phenomena with their social, cultural, mediological and artistic contexts, will follow the process of construction of the modern theatrical model: starting from what is commonly considered the "birth" of this paradigm in history (Athens of the 5th century BC); passing through the various "renaissance" of the idea of theatre in the humanistic era, and the consolidation in the modern age of the so-called dramatic theatrical model; until its crisis and during the nineteenth century.

Teaching Methods

The course is structured through lessons focused on the different phases of the definition of the modern theatrical model; each "chapter" will be ended by a focus on an experience of staging a play of the past by artists of the late XXth century or contemporary
The lessons will be interwoven with a proposal of additional activities reserved for attending students - optional but highly recommended - consisting of: the participation at theatrical events (online and / or live, if allowed); session of discussion in the classroom; short exercises in written or oral form.

Verification of learning

Oral exams focused on the basic topics of Theatre History from Greek tragedy to the nineteenth century (for all the details see the paragraph "Texts").
* Foreign students can contact the teacher to define a particular program.

Texts

Most of the texts are also available in digital version (e-book)

A- EXAM PROGRAM FOR ATTENDING STUDENTS
* "attending" means students who have attended at least 3/4 of the lessons

1) THEATRE HISTORY TEXTBOOK: it can be chosen from the following:
- AA.VV., Short history of the theater for images (Carocci)
- R. Alonge, F. Perrelli, History of theater and entertainment (Utet, only from the 2nd edition onwards)
- C. Molinari, History of the theater (Laterza)
Alternatively, it is possible to propose another equivalent textbook in agreement with the teacher.

2) COURSE TOPICS: attending students are also required to prepare themselves on further topics discussed in classroom, through their notes and teaching materials (videos, slides, texts, etc.) made available by the teacher by the end of the course. It is highly recommended to use these materials to prepare a topic of your choice from which the oral interview will start.


B- EXAM PROGRAM FOR NON ATTENDING STUDENTS

1) THEATRE HISTORY TEXTBOOK: it can be chosen from the following:
- AA.VV., Short history of the theater for images (Carocci)
- R. Alonge, F. Perrelli, History of theater and entertainment (Utet, only from the 2nd edition onwards)
- C. Molinari, History of the theater (Laterza)
Alternatively, it is possible to propose another equivalent textbook in agreement with the teacher.

2) A BOOK CHOOSEN BETWEEN:
- P. Szondi, "Theory of modern drama" (Einaudi)
- F. Deriu, "Performatico" (Bulzoni)
* the volumes, used during the lessons, are also recommended for attending students who wish to deepen the topics of the course


C- OTHER TEXTS AND USEFUL MATERIALS (essays, slides, videos)
Teaching materials will be published online on Moodle: the course slides and the links of the videos viewed in the classroom, as well as a whole series of short essays that can be useful for the knowledge of specific topics.

More Information

LESSONS: Lessons take place online on the Adobe Connect platform (https://unica.adobeconnect.com/mediazione4), from March, 1, to April 27, 2021, according to the following calendar: Monday 10.15-11.45 am; Tuesday 19-20.30.

MATERIALS: All teaching materials are available on the Moodle platform: https://elearning.unica.it/course/view.php?id=1749

CONTACTS: The teacher is always available by e-mail (roberta.ferraresi@unica.it) or on MS Teams (date and time to be defined via email).

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