Simona Brunetti

Simona Brunetti,  September 6, 2016
Position
Assistant Professor
Academic sector
L-ART/05 - PERFORMING ARTS
Research sector (ERC)
SH5_4 - Visual and performing arts, design, arts-based research

Office
Polo Didattico Zanotto,  Floor 2,  Room 18
Telephone
+39 045802 8575
E-mail
simona|brunetti*univr|it <== Replace | with . and * with @ to have the right email address.

Office Hours

Wednesday, Hours 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM,  
During the first half of a.a. 2018/2019, the reception time will end at 17:00. Any further change to the reception time will be indicated on the Announcements page. Students wishing to take a thesis in Performing Arts are requested to carefully read the "Instructions for undergraduates" downloadable from this page and to contact the teacher in advance. In any case, requests to start the thesis processing will not be accepted if coming less than three months before the expected delivery date in the secretariat.

Curriculum


 
Simona Brunetti studies Italian theatre direction, 19th-century Italian and French theatre and spectacular Renaissance and Baroque activities with a special attention on Commedia dell’Arte. Since 2009 she has been coordinating the Herla Project sponsored by the “Umberto Artioli” Foundation of Mantua. The Herla Project entails collecting the documentation related to the Gonzaga theatrical patronage at the height of their maximum splendour (1480-1630). In April 2017 she was appointed Chairman of the Scientific Committee of the same institution. In more recent studies she is investigating some specific performing issues of Italian playing tradition between seventeenth and twentieth centuries.

Modules

Modules running in the period selected: 29.
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Course Name Total credits Online Teacher credits Modules offered by this teacher
Bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies History of Theatre and Performance SC (i) (2018/2019)   6  eLearning
Bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies Laboratory of theatrical criticism (2018/2019)   3  eLearning
Bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies Recording the theatrical ephemeral (2018/2019)   3  eLearning
Bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies History of Theatre and Performance SC (i) (2017/2018)   6  eLearning
Bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies Laboratory of History of Theatre (2017/2018)   3  eLearning
Bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies Laboratory of theatrical and musical criticism (2017/2018)   2   
Bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies Recording the theatrical ephemeral (2017/2018)   3  eLearning
Master’s degree in Tradition and Interpretation of Literary Texts Analysis of dramatic texts and theatrical performances (2016/2017)   6  eLearning
Bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies History of Theatre and Performance SC (i) (2016/2017)   6  eLearning
Bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies Laboratory of History of Theatre (2016/2017)   3  eLearning
Bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies History of Theatre and Performance SC (i) (2015/2016)   6   
Bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies Laboratory of History of Theatre (2015/2016)   3   
Bachelor's degree in Foreign Languages and Literatures Theatre literature (2015/2016)   6   
Bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies History of Theatre and Performance SC (i) (2014/2015)   6   
Bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies Laboratory of History of Theatre (2014/2015)   3   
Bachelor's degree in Foreign Languages and Literatures Theatre literature (2014/2015)   6   
Bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies History of Theatre and Performance SC (i) (2013/2014)   6   
Bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies Laboratory of History of Theatre (2013/2014)   3   
Bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies History of Theatre and Performance SC (i) (2012/2013)   6   
Bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies Laboratory of History of Theatre (2012/2013)   3   
Bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies History of Theatre and Performance SC (i) (2011/2012)   6   
Bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies Laboratory of History of Theatre (2011/2012)   3   
Bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies History of Theatre and Performance SC (i) (2010/2011)   6   
Bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies Laboratory of History of Theatre (2010/2011)   3   
Bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies History of Theatre and Performance SC (i) (2009/2010)   6   
Bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies Laboratorio di Storia del teatro SC (2009/2010)   3   
Bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies History of Theatre and Performance SC (i) (2008/2009)   6   
Degree in Arts and HUmanities History of the Theatre and Entertainment (i) (2007/2008)   6   
Degree in Communication Science: publishing and journalism History of the Theatre and Entertainment (i) (2007/2008)   6   

 

Research groups

Skenè
Interdisciplinary Theatre and Drama Studies
Skills
Topic Description Research area
Commedia dell'Arte in Europe A successful theatrical system that favors the economy of making and distributing shows in a free market regime, which spread throughout Europe from the mid-sixteenth to the mid-eighteenth century. Particular attention was paid to the study of female professional beginnings; of the figure of Zan Ganassa; of the Gonzaga companies from 1567 to 1630; of comedian travels in France, Spain and Flanders. Discipline dello Spettacolo
Visual and performing arts, design, arts-based research - Visual and performing arts, design, arts-based research
Nineteenth century Italian prompt-books and theatrical adaptations Study of Italian prompt-books used to stage performances in nineteenth century and of the variations and parameters used to translate foreign texts into Italian with particular reference to the French dramaturgy. In particular it was analysed the Italian fortune of dramas by Dumas fils, Hugo, Dumas père, Romand, Burgeois and Mallian, Scribe. Also plays by Giacometti, Brofferio and Ferrari were taken into account. Discipline dello Spettacolo
Visual and performing arts, design, arts-based research - Visual and performing arts, design, arts-based research
Actor dramaturgy Study of how the stage practice of a particular actor in a particular era affects the writing of texts, scripts, transpositions, free versions and scenic adaptations conceived for the realization of a theatrical performance. Particular attention was paid to the performances conceived by Gustavo Modena, Alamanno Morelli, Tommaso Salvini, Clementina Cazzola, Eleonora Duse. Discipline dello Spettacolo
Visual and performing arts, design, arts-based research - Visual and performing arts, design, arts-based research
Puppets and Dramaturgy Study of the impact of puppets theory on some Italian pre-twentieth century dramaturgies and on the new idea of performer desired by the avant-gardes. In particular, the works by Pirandello, Bontempelli and Cavacchioli were studied. Discipline dello Spettacolo
Visual and performing arts, design, arts-based research - Visual and performing arts, design, arts-based research
The Gonzagas' Patronage in spectacular field Archival-documentary reconnaissance related to the Gonzagas' activity of patronage in the spectacular field at the time of their maximum splendor (1480-1630). In particular, celebratory events such as the entrance in Mantua by Henry III, the Voyage of Vincenzo I Gonzaga in Flanders, the marriage of Francesco IV Gonzaga and of Empress Eleonora Gonzaga were studied. Discipline dello Spettacolo
Visual and performing arts, design, arts-based research - Visual and performing arts, design, arts-based research
Performing Arts Studies on the theoretical, historical, historiographical, methodological and organizational aspects of the show, in particular the theatrical one, with specific attention to the role of directing, acting, scenography and all the moments of the staging. Discipline dello Spettacolo
Visual and performing arts, design, arts-based research - Visual and performing arts, design, arts-based research
Ruzante on the twentieth century stage Study of the materials related to the performances that have revived the figure and the work of Angelo Beolco on the stages of the twentieth century; a journey that moves from the experiences of the most important European directors of the early twentieth century (like Copeau and Dullin) to the most recent ones. Discipline dello Spettacolo
Visual and performing arts, design, arts-based research - Visual and performing arts, design, arts-based research
Lines of business in Italian theatrical system System of hierarchical organization that in supplanted the masks and types of the Italian Commedia dell'Arte from the mid-eighteenth, remaining in force until the birth of the director system in the early decades of the twentieth century. Discipline dello Spettacolo
Visual and performing arts, design, arts-based research - Visual and performing arts, design, arts-based research
Projects
Title Starting date
UNICI - Le famiglie d’Arte nel teatro del ’900 9/1/17
PUPPETS: Unique Performative Practices for a European Transnational Space 2/2/17
Il "poeta di compagnia" e la prassi spettacolare degli attori italiani nel secondo Settecento 9/1/15
‘All things changed to the contrary’. Comic-Tragic Contiguities in the Verona Plays. 1/1/15
Ricostruire l'arte scenica dell'interprete italiano di tradizione nel XX secolo 10/1/14
Maestranze, artisti e apparatori per la scena dei Gonzaga (1480-1630) 10/1/14
La fortuna scenica di un testo capitale del Seicento olandese: "Gysbreght van Aemstel" di Joost van Vondel 10/1/12
Il “poeta di compagnia” e la prassi spettacolare degli attori italiani nella prima metà dell’Ottocento 10/1/11
Vincenzo Gonzaga e comici dell’arte nelle Fiandre 10/1/09
Edizione critica complanare di V. Hugo, "Angelo, tyran de Padoue" 10/1/08
Testi teatrali e prassi spettacolare tra Italia e Francia nel XIX secolo 10/1/07





Simona Brunetti
Office Collegial Body
component Collegio dei Docenti del Dottorato in Letteratura e Filologia
Collegio dei Docenti del Dottorato Interateneo in Storia delle Arti
Collegio Didattico di Beni culturali - Department Culture and Civilisation
Teaching Committee for Foreign Languages and Literatures - Department Foreign Languages and Literatures
Collegio Didattico di Scienze della comunicazione - Department Culture and Civilisation
Commissione per la comunicazione e la terza missione - Consiglio del Dipartimento Culture e Civiltà
component Council for the Degree Course in Communication Science
researcher Consiglio del Dipartimento Culture e Civiltà - Department Culture and Civilisation
researcher Consiglio del Dipartimento di Filologia, Letteratura e Linguistica