Recording the theatrical ephemeral (2017/2018)

Course code
Name of lecturer
Simona Brunetti
Simona Brunetti
Number of ECTS credits allocated
Other available courses
Academic sector
NN - -
Language of instruction
First half of Semester 2 , Second half of Semester 2

Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

We intend to offer a range of theoretical and methodological tools to prepare the inventory of the remains and the possible reconstruction of a lost representative event through a detailed examination of what it is possible to collect, store and catalog of a live performance once this ephemeral event is ended. During frontal lessons students will acquire the necessary skills to understand the different nature of the many coefficients proposed by a prose show, meanwhile during laboratory lessons they will test their ability to put into practice what they have learnt.


Lectures will be structured in a thematic way and will address methodological issues related to different chronological periods:

1. Il teatro dei Gonzaga e l'Archivio Herla (1480-1630).
2. Albergati Capacelli al Concorso teatrale di Parma (1773).
3. Il primo allestimento di "Angelo, tyran de Padoue" (1835).
4. Il teatro di Dario Fo e Franca Rame nel secondo Novecento.

Workshop meetings will deepen from the practical point of view what emerged from the theoretical point of view.

Lessons will be held on Monday afternoons for eight meetings startin on April 9th 2018:
- 4 theaorical lessons from 14:30 to 16:45
- 4 practical lessons from 14:30 to 19:00.
Access allowed for up to 20 students maximum.
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Lessons will be held in Aula D2-Ildegarda - Veronetta - Palazzo di Lettere, 3rd floor

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
V. Hugo Angelo, tyran de Padoue, Edizione complanare e fonti per lo studio della prima messinscena, a cura di E. Randi, Firenze, Le Lettere, 2012 Le Lettere 2012
S. Brunetti Il progetto Herla (1999-2015), in Maestranze, artisti e apparatori per la scena dei Gonzaga (1480-1630), a cura di Simona Brunetti Edizioni di Pagina 2016
R. Tessari Linee di avviamento alla lettura critica dello spettacolo teatrale, in R. Alonge, R. Tessari, Lo spettacolo teatrale. Dal testo alla messinscena, MIlano, LED, pp. 11-53. (Edizione 1) LED 1996

Assessment methods and criteria

Attendance at classes certified by the signature. Final verification of the products produced.