History of contemporary drama

A.Y. 2020/2021
9
Max ECTS
60
Overall hours
SSD
L-ART/05
Language
Italian
Learning objectives
The course aims to provide a specialized knowledge and methological study of contemporary theatre, by referring to supranational situations of theatre and performance. The second unit focuses on methods of acting in the actor's work between theory and practise. The third unit deals with the evolution of the Italian contemporary show, with particular reference to directing theatre, in order to understand the performance process, including the relationship between the actor and the director.
Expected learning outcomes
After completing the course students will have the methodological and critical skills to analyse the performance process, as well as through the specialized knowledge of the historical-social context in which contemporary dramas and theatrical productions originated. In particular, the student is able to deal with critical awareness the analysis of Italian contemporary productions, especially with directing theatre.
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Lesson period
First semester
Teaching will be delivered by a blend of in-person and online teaching: all lectures will be recorded and will be available online, through Ariel and Teams.
Lessons timetable will be published, as usual, on the Easy Lessons web platform and on the Ariel webpage of the course.
Students will find all the information to access both the in-person and online lessons and any adjustment to the course program and bibliography by checking the course teaching site on Ariel.
If it will be required by health emergency, students will take the examination online, through the Teams platform, according to the procedures that will be notified on Ariel page at the end of the course lessons.
Course syllabus
Part A (20 hours - 3 cfu): The "first theatrical revolution" in 20th century
Part B (20 hours - 3 cfu): Between directing theatre and performance: an international overview
Part C (20 hours - 3 cfu): Italian theatre seen by critics

The course aims to analyse the dramatic theatre during 20th century, moving from main theories about his artistic function, and analysing different models of work in directing theatre, avant-garde, experimental groups and performance art. The first unit focuses on methods and tools of analysis by referring to the international stage evolution in the first half of the twentieth century. The second and the third units deal with international
and Italian contemporary stage, with particular reference to directing theatre .
Prerequisites for admission
The course is addressed to students of Master degree in Music, Theatre and Film and is open to master students of Humanities, History, Languages and Philosophy. Knowledge of basic concepts of History of the Western theatre and historical chronology of contemporary literature and general culture are recommended. Lectures are all in Italian language.
Teaching methods
The course aims to provide a shared methodology to study the performing arts with critic and historical skills. It focuses not only on script history but also on the material history of performances and on the contribution of actor on stage in terms of artistic creation.
To achieve its objective, teaching will use diverse sources (literary documents, reviews and audiovisual materials) and take a comparative methodological approach keeping into account the different contribution to the field of study provided by different disciplines - literature, fine arts, social and economic history.
Teaching Resources
Bibliography for attending students:
6 cfu programme: part A + part B
9 cfu programme : part A+ part B+ part C

Didactic Unit A
Topics presented during classes of Unit A
F. Perrelli, Le origini del teatro moderno, Roma- Bari, Laterza, 2016.

Didactic Unit B
Topics presented during classes of Unit B
L. Mango, Il Novecento del teatro. Una storia, Roma, Carocci, 2019.

Didactic Unit C
Topics presented during classes of Unit C
M. Cambiaghi - G. Turchetta (a cura di), Itinerari della critica teatrale italiana del Novecento, Mimesis , 2020.

Bibliography for not attending students:

6 cfu Programme not attending students:
1) F. Perrelli, Le origini del teatro moderno, Roma- Bari, Laterza, 2016.
2) L. Mango, Il Novecento del teatro. Una storia, Roma, Carocci, 2019.
3) F. Perrelli, Poetiche e teorie del teatro, Roma, Carocci, 2015, pp. 9-85.

9 cfu Programme not attending students
1) F. Perrelli, Le origini del teatro moderno, Roma- Bari, Laterza, 2016.
2) L. Mango, Il Novecento del teatro. Una storia, Roma, Carocci, 2019.
3) M. Cambiaghi - G. Turchetta (a cura di), Itinerari della critica teatrale italiana del Novecento, Mimesis , 2020.
4) F. Perrelli, Poetiche e teorie del teatro, Roma, Carocci, 2015.
Assessment methods and Criteria
The exam consists of an oral test that aims to assess the students' knowledge of history of contemporary theatre and of the subjects on the programme, with particular attention to disciplinary terminology, argumentation skills and explanatory precision.
International students or Erasmus incoming students are invited to contact the teacher in charge of the course in a timely manner.
The examination procedures for students with disabilities and/or with DSA must be defined with the teacher, in agreement with the competent office.
Unita' didattica A
L-ART/05 - PERFORMING ARTS - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours
Unita' didattica B
L-ART/05 - PERFORMING ARTS - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours
Unita' didattica C
L-ART/05 - PERFORMING ARTS - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours
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