French Theatre

A.Y. 2021/2022
Overall hours
Learning objectives
The course aims to introduce the specific elements of the theatrical text (list of characters and their characterization, scenic indications, construction of the plot, etc.), showing how these change over the centuries depending on the authors and types of drama.
Expected learning outcomes
Knowledge: At the end of the course the student will know the essential lines of development of the history of French theater of the period covered and of the rules that dominate it. The analysis of these texts will also offer the opportunity for an exploration of the mechanisms of staging.
Skills: The student will acquire the ability to place in time the various authors of the history of French theater and the historical-cultural context in which they lived. He will have acquired the critical and methodological tools to face the reading of the various theatrical texts; will have developed skills related to the analysis of the dramatic text and the staging; will be able to use the basic terminology of theatrical studies and will be able to reflect on the mise en scène modalities of the works analyzed during the course.
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Lesson period
Second semester
In relation to the methods of providing training activities for the 2021/22 academic year, more specific indications will be given in the coming months, based on the evolution of the health situation.
Course syllabus
The course is titled "The theater of Camus and Sartre: two engaged authors" and consists of the following didactic parts which will be addressed in sequence:
A: The theater of the absurd in Camus
B: The theater of the 'righteous' in Camus and that of the 'absent' in Sartre
C: 'Les mains sales' or 'the theater of responsibility' in Sartre.
Prerequisites for admission
The course takes place as follows: the reading of the theatrical texts will be done starting from the original French texts, while the commentary will be in Italian. Students who do not know French can use texts in Italian translation or with the Italian text opposite. However, it should be noted that the Italian translations of all the texts in the program are available online in downloadable pdfs.
Teaching methods
he course adopts the following teaching methods: lectures; reading and commenting on the works in the program, viewing and commenting on staging taken from the theatrical texts studied.
Teaching Resources
Albert Camus, Les Justes, Paris, Gallimard, Folio Théâtre.
Jean-Paul Sartre, Huis clos, Paris, Gallimard, Folio Théâtre,
Jean-Paul Sartre, Les Mains sales, Paris, Gallimard, Folio Théâtre.

Critical bibliography:
I. Coombs, Camus, homme de théâtre, Paris, Nizet, 1968.
F. Noudelmann, "Huis clos" and "Les Mouches", de Jean-Paul Sartre, Paris, Gallimard, Foliothèque n ° 30.
M. Buffat, "Les Mains sales, de Jean-Paul Sartre, Paris, Gallimard, Foliothèque n ° 10.

The bibliography for students who do not know French will be provided before the start of the course, which will be held in the second semester.
Assessment methods and Criteria
The exam consists of an individual interview, which includes questions posed by the teacher, interactions between teacher and student and the analysis and commentary on one or more themes from the works in the program. The interview has a variable duration depending on the didactic parts on which the student is presented, and takes place in Italian. The interview aims to verify the knowledge of the texts read, the skill in the exposition, the precision in the use of specific terminology, the capacity for critical and personal reflection on the proposed topics. The final grade is expressed out of thirty, and the student has the right to refuse it (in this case it will be recorded as "withdrawn").
International or incoming Erasmus students are invited to contact the teacher promptly. The examination methods for students with disabilities and / or with SLD must be agreed with the teacher, in agreement with the competent office.
Unita' didattica A
L-LIN/03 - FRENCH LITERATURE - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours
Unita' didattica B
L-LIN/03 - FRENCH LITERATURE - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours
Unita' didattica C
L-LIN/03 - FRENCH LITERATURE - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours
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