Ancient Greece theatre

A.Y. 2021/2022
9
Max ECTS
60
Overall hours
SSD
L-FIL-LET/02
Language
Italian
Learning objectives
The course develops the needed basic critical elements in order to evaluate in complete autonomy: 1. Authors, their staging and their works in the Ancient Greek theaters; 2. Iconographic presence of theatrical and mythical events in Greek-Roman art; 3. Ancient models elaboration in medieval, modern and contemporary art; 4. Ancient models elaboration in later centuries' literature, theater and music; 5.Contemporary directorial interpretations of ancient works; 6. Movies elaboration of Ancient models.
Expected learning outcomes
At the end of the course, the student reaches the needed basic critical elements in order to evaluate in complete autonomy: 1. poetry, philosophy and communication developments in the Greek world of the VII-II BC centuries;
2. Theater and entertainment developments in the Greek world of the VI-II BC centuries; 3. Developments and variations of the main mythical events of the Greek tradition; 4. Reuse of Greek mythical and theatrical models in later periods.
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Responsible
Lesson period
First semester
Unless subsequent communications, lessons will take place in presence, starting from the beginning of the first semester.
Students will be able to find all the information to access any synchronous lessons (calendar, links, etc.), any program changes or variations of the reference material (bibliography, etc.) on the Ariel teaching website.
If it is not possible to take the exams in person, the exam can be carried out electronically in the manner that will be communicated on the Ariel website of the course at the end of the course.
Course syllabus
"How do you become an adult".
After a general introduction on Greek theater, the monographic course will examine four tragedies (Prometheus Bound and The Suppliants of Aeschylus; Women of Trachis and Antigone of Sophocles), in which the sudden passage of some characters from adolescence to adulthood constitutes one of the profound reasons for the story and for the dramaturgical structure.
Part A (20 hours, 3 credits): Theater in the Greek world
Part B (20 hours, 3 credits): Aeschylus' Prometheus Bound and The Suppliants
Part C (20 hours, 3 credits): Sophocles' Women of Trachis and Antigone
Prerequisites for admission
Students are required to have the basic historical-cultural knowledge (high school level) of the VII-III centuries BC Mediterranean area. The knowledge of the Ancient Greek language is not required.
Teaching methods
Frontal lessons
Teaching Resources
Part 1 Bibliography for students attending:
- G. Daverio, Il mondo dei Greci. Profilo di storia, civiltà e costume, ed. Pearson, Milano 2020 (edizione cartacea o digitale).
- M.Cavalli, Lo spettacolo nel mondo greco, ed. Campus, B. Mondadori, Milano 2008.
- AA.VV., Le parole del mito, a cura di M.Cavalli, ed. CUEM, Milano 2006



Part 2 Bibliography for students attending:
Complete reading in translation of Aeschylus' Prometheus Bound and Suppliants (free editions).
Part 3
Complete reading in translation of Sophocles' Women of Trachis and Antigone (free editions).
Bibliography for attending students:


Bibliography for NON attending students:
Students who do not intend to attend the videolessons must contact the teacher via email to agree on an alternative bibliography.
Assessment methods and Criteria
Oral: The oral test consists of an interview on the program topics, aimed at ascertaining the knowledge of the history of ancient Greek theater, as well as the fundamental lines of the historical, cultural and literary panorama of ancient Greece, necessary to correctly interpret the phenomenon of entertainment in the 5th-4th centuries B.C. Reading in translation of ancient texts in the bibliography is also required. Knowledge of the Greek language is not required.
Unita' didattica A
L-FIL-LET/02 - GREEK LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours
Unita' didattica B
L-FIL-LET/02 - GREEK LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours
Unita' didattica C
L-FIL-LET/02 - GREEK LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours
Professor(s)