PRIN 2022. The mask between rituality and theatre.Archaeological, literary, historical, anthropological, and performative investigation of material culture in the classical world through Digital Humanities tools with a view to a broader, fairer and more inclusive cultural fruition.

Data inizio
17 ottobre 2023
Durata (mesi) 
Culture e Civiltà
Responsabili (o referenti locali)
Raccanelli Renata
Parole chiave
mask, rituality, theatre, ancient Greek and Roman tragedy and comedy

The project aims to identify the functions of the ancient mask using an interdisciplinary approach. In particular, an investigation into the theatrical mask will be conducted in the context of the anthropology of the stage gesture, based on Roman literary evidence (especially Plautine) and their relationship with the corresponding Greek models. The products of the research will be made available to theater companies and theatrical productions, with whom we intend to plan the staging of two shows to be represented, concurrently with the opening of the planned exhibitions in the Archaeological Area of Lipari Research on classical theatre may also be linked to research on modern and contemporary theatre.

Partecipanti al progetto

Renata Raccanelli
Professore associato
Aree di ricerca coinvolte dal progetto
Lingua, letteratura e filologia greca e latina
Classics, ancient literature and art
Storia e Antropologia
Philology and palaeography; historical linguistics