ITAL300 - THE STAGES OF ITALIAN THEATRE

Section Description: 
In recognition of the visit to Penn’s campus by the Teatro delle Albe, the celebrated, experimental theater company from Ravenna, we will consider the evolution of Italian drama and Italian theaters. We will also have the opportunity to meet the members of the group and share in the communality of the experience. Coming out of the isolation of a pandemic, we will put emphasis on the venues in which the works were initially presented. How do performance spaces influence dramatic works? What is the connection between dramatic and civic performance? We will consider works by Plautus, Machiavelli, Aretino, the Intronati, Bibbiena, Goldoni, Pirandello, De Filippo and Dario Fo. We will look at the phenomenon of opera, and we will trace the origins of the commedia dell’arte and follow its evolution into our current culture. When possible, we will invite local artists to share in the discussion of the relationship between theater and performance spaces. All works will be read in translation and the course will be conducted in English.
Instructors: 

PELLICONE, FRANK

Day and Time: 

TR 0145PM-0345PM

Section ID: 
ITAL300401
Title (text only): 
THE STAGES OF ITALIAN THEATRE
Subject Area: 
ITAL
Term: 
2022A
Term Session: 
0
Activity: 
SEM
Course Number Only: 
300
Section Number Only: 
401
Cross Listings: 
    Status: 
    O
    Course ID: 
    ITAL300