Laboratory of Theatrical Criticism (2018/2019)

Course code
Name of lecturer
Simona Brunetti
Simona Brunetti
Number of ECTS credits allocated
Academic sector
NN - -
Language of instruction
Sem. 1A, Sem. 1B

Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

An introduction to the methodological instruments required for the critical study of a performing arts event, through an analytical examination of specific plays.


Contents of the course:
An introduction to a critical interpretation of a theatrical performance.
During the course the following performances will be analysed in detail:

- "Medea", with Mariangela Melato, direction by di Giancarlo Sepe;
- "Il malato immaginario", with Massimo Dapporto, direction by Guglielmo Ferro;
- "Così è (se vi pare)", by Giorgio De Lullo, or by Massimo Castri
- "Mistero buffo", by and with Dario Fo;
- "Kolhaas", by and with Marco Baliani;
- "Vajont", by and with Marco Paolini;
- "Scemo di guerra", by and with Ascanio Celestini.

Roberto Tessari, "Linee di avviamento alla lettura critica dello spettacolo teatrale", in Roberto Alonge, Roberto Tessari, "Lo spettacolo teatrale. Dal testo alla messinscena", Milano, LED, 1996, pp. 11-53.

Teaching methods:
A critical analysis of primary and secondary sources such as archival fonts, iconography, performance recordings, films, videos, audio recordings, etc.

Attendance is compulsory.

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
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, exercises and a final test with four open questions.