Visual and performing arts, design, arts-based research

Vincenzo Borghetti
Associate Professor
Simona Brunetti
Associate Professor
Monica Cristini
Temporary Assistant Professor
Nicola Pasqualicchio
Associate Professor
Alberto Scandola
Full Professor
Research interests
Topic People Description
Star and Performance studies Alberto Scandola
In 2005 I started to investigate the dynamics of the director's work with the actors. I have published essays and articles on Ornella Muti and on the direction of the actors in the cinema of Marco Bellocchio, Bernardo Bertolucci, Luigi Comencini and Alberto Lattuada. I edited a collective volume on the actors of contemporary Hollywood cinema and the Italian edition of the book by Jacqueline Nacache L'acteur de cinéma.
Modern auteur filmakers Alberto Scandola
During my career I studied some of the most important modern filmmakers: Roman Polanski, Ingmar Bergman, Jean-Luc Godard, Marco Ferreri and others
Contemporary French cinema Alberto Scandola
My latest research concerns contemporary French cinema, with particular attention to auteur cinema (Bruno Dumont) and the question of the actor (Isabelle Huppert, Gérard Depardieu).
Contemporary Italian cinema Alberto Scandola
I have published essays on authors and actors of contemporary Italian cinema, including Stefano Accorsi, Filippo Timi, Matteo Garrone and Alina Marazzi
Commedia dell'Arte in Europe Simona Brunetti
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.
Nineteenth century Italian prompt-books and theatrical adaptations Simona Brunetti
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.
Actor dramaturgy Simona Brunetti
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.
Puppets and Dramaturgy Simona Brunetti
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.
drammaturgia europea del Novecento Nicola Pasqualicchio
La ricerca riguarda l'evoluzione di temi e strutture della drammaturgia europea del XX secolo, in una prospettiva comparatistica, con particolare riguardo ai seguenti ambiti linguistico-geografici: italiano, francese, inglese, spagnolo.
The Gonzagas' Patronage in spectacular field Simona Brunetti
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.
Performing Arts Simona Brunetti
Nicola Pasqualicchio
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.
Ruzante on the twentieth century stage Simona Brunetti
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.
History of Music Vincenzo Borghetti
Renaissance polyphony, especially issues of culture, ideology, intertextuality and historiography; the presence of Renaissance music in present-day media; opera and music theatre of early twentieth century; music philology, especially the operas by Gioachino Rossini.
storia del teatro Nicola Pasqualicchio
American Avantgarde theatre Monica Cristini
American Avantgarde theatre in the years Sixties-Eighties
Lines of business in Italian theatrical system Simona Brunetti
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.
Teatro del Novecento Monica Cristini
Storia del teatro del Novecento: le riforme attoriali e della regia, pedagogia dell'attore, teorie del teatro.
teatro di figura Nicola Pasqualicchio
1. Il teatro di figura tradizionale (burattini e marionette) in Italia, con particolare riferimento all'area padana. 2. Il ruolo del teatro di figura nella teoria e nella pratica teatrale europea del Novecento.
teatro fantastico Nicola Pasqualicchio
La presenza del "modo" fantastico nel teatro europeo dei secoli XIX-XX: temi, simboli, forme. Il tema è affrontato sia sul piano della drammaturgia che su quello della messinscena, con uno sguardo comparatistico e interdisciplinare.
teorici del teatro del Novecento Nicola Pasqualicchio
Le principali teorie e poetiche teatrali del Novecento, con particolare riguardo all'opera e al pensiero di Edward Gordon Craig e Antonin Artaud.


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