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ITAL 8860 The Theater of Pirandello and Ugo Betti (Fall: 3 )

Course Description

The course will focus on the theatrical and theoretical works of Luigi Pirandello. The following themes will be analyzed and discussed within the larger European context: the concept of dramatic art, the "uneasiness" (il "disagio") of dramatic writing, the relation between the written word and its theatrical representation, the role of the actor and the audience in drama, and the author-director-actor relation, as well as major "existential" themes and concerns of texts analyzed. Class will include film viewing of the plays discussed in class and the history of modern ideas on the theatre (Stanislawski, Craig, Meierchold, Kantor, et al.).

Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Rena A. Lamparska

Prerequisites: None

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Comments: Conducted in Italian

Last Updated: 24-Jun-17