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ITAL 8822 Boccaccio and the Comedy of Renaissance Italy (Fall: 3 )


Course Description

Students will learn cutting edge technology and contribute to an interactive website (Commedia! Italian Renaissance Comedy). The first part of the course focuses on the Decameron by Giovanni Boccaccio, the model for Italian prose and source of the witty dialogue of Renaissance comedies. Students will then study comedies written and produced in Siena and Florence in the first half of the sixteenth century. After reading the comedies, a common list of theatergrams, or comic stock pieces, will be developed. Students will be invited to transcribe a comedy and encode the theatergrams for their final project. Training will be provided.


Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Laurie Shepard

Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 08-Jan-16