History of the Theatre and Entertainment (i) (2018/2019)

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Name of lecturer
Nicola Pasqualicchio
Nicola Pasqualicchio
Number of ECTS credits allocated
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Sem. 2A dal Feb 18, 2019 al Mar 30, 2019.

Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

The course aims at providing the students with the basic methodological tools that are required to understand and analyze the theatrical performance and its specific forms, functions, and meanings in different historical, social, and cultural contexts. At the end of the course students will be asked to recognize the mutual relationship between the elements of a performance (text, space, acting, scenography, costume, light, music) and the different importance that each of them have according to the specific periods of theatre history on which the programme will focus.


Forms and contexts of theatrical performance. The course is aimed at offering to the students the basic tools for the historical and critical analysis of the theatrical performance and of its connection with the different social and cultural context in which it originates and develops. The analysis will be focused in particular on Greek tragedy, Italian Renaissance comedy, Elizabethan tragedy, eighteenth century French theatre, contemporary experimental theatre.

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Luigi Allegri ( a cura di) Il teatro e le arti. Un confronto tra linguaggi. (Edizione 1) Carocci 2017 9788843088225
Luigi Allegri (a cura di) Storia del teatro. Le idee e le forme dello spettacolo dall'antichità a oggi (Edizione 1) Carocci 2017 9788843088218

Assessment methods and criteria

Oral examination.