ITALIAN THEATRICAL LITERATURE

ITALIAN THEATRICAL LITERATURE

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Code
65074
ACADEMIC YEAR
2019/2020
CREDITS
9 credits during the 2nd year of 9918 MODERN LITERATURES AND PERFORMING ART (LM-14) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
L-FIL-LET/10
LANGUAGE
Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (MODERN LITERATURES AND PERFORMING ART)
semester
1° Semester
Teaching materials

OVERVIEW

History and analysis of Italian drama literature texts from the 16th to the 20th century in lectures and textual analysis of major works with active practice from students and possible seminar activities.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

To analyse Italian literature themes and issues in its relations with theatre and performance in terms of both the production of dramaturgic texts as well as texts (news stories, autobiographical writings, letters etc) that can contribute to the knowledge of the history of performance.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

The aim of the course is to impart knowledge, competencies and skills vis-à-vis the study of Italian drama literature for both research development and training for school teaching. In particular, at the end of the course the student will be able to:

- demonstrate thorough knowledge of the historical development of Italian drama literature and show they have read and understood works and texts from major authors.

- strengthen their critical analysis skills as well as their ability to interpret and contextualise literary texts on the basis of what was learned during the course.

- know how to use tools of critical and discipline-specific language in written and oral form.

PREREQUISITES

Thorough knowledge (three-year arts degree level) of the history of Italian literature.

Critical analysis skills as well as the ability to interpret and contextualise literary texts; ability to present clearly and with the use of appropriate critical language.

Teaching methods

Lectures using multimedia tools and materials (students are urged to come to lectures with the texts indicated each time by the lecturer). During lectures students are encouraged to participate actively with questions and comments. The course gives students access to various teaching tools in a dedicated section of the e-learning portal AulaWeb (summaries of lectures, texts, additional material or study notes).

A seminar (6 hours) will be held on other 18th century texts (Maffei – Martello - Gozzi – Da Ponte – Calzabigi) in which students can volunteer to participate.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

Programme for students taking the course for 6 credits

Aspects of Italian drama literature from the 16th century onwards (12 hours)

the romantic heroine: Mirra, Ermengarda, Anna Bolena, Norma. Tragedia, dramma storico, libretti di Alfieri, Manzoni, Romani (30 ore)

 

Programme for students taking the course for 9 credits

Aspects of Italian drama literature from the 16th century onwards (12 hours)

the romantic heroine: Mirra, Ermengarda, Anna Bolena, Norma. Tragedia, dramma storico, libretti di Alfieri, Manzoni, Romani (30 hours)

Drama in the poetry: “Nel magma” di Luzi e “Il conte di Kevenhuller” di Caproni (18 hours)

Program for students who have already done Italian theatrical literature at the Triennale
Insights on Italian theater literature from the sixteenth century to the present (6 hours)
the romantic heroine: Mirra, Ermengarda, Anna Bolena, Norma. Tragedia, dramma storico, libretti di Alfieri, Manzoni, Romani (30 hours)

Drama in the poetry: “Nel magma” di Luzi e “Il conte di Kevenhuller” di Caproni (18 hours)


 

 

 

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

For 6 credits

Bibliography

G. Steiner, Morte della tragedia, Milano, Garzanti.

 

Unabridged reading of: Mandragola (Machiavelli) or Cortigiana (Aretino), Orbecche (Giraldi) or Canace (Speroni) or Torrismondo (Tasso), Aminta (Tasso) or Pastor fido (Guarini)  Teatro delle favole rappresentative (Scala), Turandot (Gozzi), Adelchi (Manzoni), Falstaff (Boito-Verdi), La figlia di Iorio  (d’Annunzio), Enrico IV (Pirandello).

 

All texts are available and can be downloaded online from different sites:

bibliotecaitaliana.it – liberliber.it – classicitaliani.it - letteraturaitaliana.net – europeana.eu

it.wikisource.org- archive.org – google.it / libra

 

For general information on Italian drama literature from the 16th century onwards see the specific pages in a good literary history (e.g. Giulio Ferroni, Storia della letteratura italiana, Mondadori Università, 2012).

For further study:

Mario Apollonio, Storia del teatro italiano (1941), BUR

Franca Angelini, Teatri moderni, in Letteratura italiana Einaudi. Teatro , Musica, tradizione dei classici, 1986

Siri Ferrone, Teatro, in chapters on Storia della letteratura italiana Salerno, dal Cinquecento al Novecento.

 

 

Several plays can be seen on youtube (eg. Goldoni, Alfieri, Pirandello, etc.)

 

Inexpensive annotated editions available

Machiavelli, Mandragola (Bur, Garzanti, Oscar Mondadori)

Aretino, Cortigiana (Bur)

Giraldi, Orbecche (Teatro italiano / tragedia 500, Einaudi)

Tasso, Torrismondo (in Tasso, Teatro,Garzanti)

Tasso, Aminta  (bur, Oscar Mondadori, in Tasso, Teatro,Garzanti)

Guarini, Pastor fido (Marsilio)

Gozzi, Fiabe teatrali (Garzanti)

Manzoni, Adelchi, Marsilio

D’Annunzio, La figlia di Iorio (Garzanti)

Pirandello, Enrico IV (Bur, Garzanti, Einaudi)

The monographic part deals with the work of Alfieri, Manzoni, Romani and the analysis of:

Alfieri, Mirra, Garzanti

Manzoni, Adelchi, Bur o Garzanti

Romani, Anna Bolena – Norma ( aula web)

 

 

 

 

For 9 credits

 

Bibliography

G. Steiner, Morte della tragedia, Milano, Garzanti.

 

Unabridged reading of: Mandragola (Machiavelli) or Cortigiana (Aretino), Orbecche (Giraldi) or Canace (Speroni) or Torrismondo (Tasso), Aminta (Tasso) or Pastor fido (Guarini)  Teatro delle favole rappresentative (Scala), Turandot (Gozzi), Adelchi (Manzoni), Falstaff (Boito-Verdi), La figlia di Iorio  (d’Annunzio), Enrico IV (Pirandello).

 

All texts are available and can be downloaded online from different sites:

bibliotecaitaliana.it – liberliber.it – classicitaliani.it - letteraturaitaliana.net – europeana.eu

it.wikisource.org- archive.org – google.it / libri

 

For general information on Italian drama literature from the 16th century onwards see the specific pages in a good literary history (eg Giulio Ferroni, Storia della letteratura italiana, Mondadori Università, 2012).

For further study:

Mario Apollonio, Storia del teatro italiano (1941), BUR

Franca Angelini, Teatri moderni, in Letteratura italiana Einaudi. Teatro , Musica, tradizione dei classici, 1986

Siri Ferrone, Teatro, in chapters on Storia della letteratura italiana Salerno, dal Cinquecento al Novecento.

 

 

Several plays can be seen on youtube (eg. Goldoni, Alfieri, Pirandello, etc.)

 

Inexpensive annotated editions available:

Machiavelli, Mandragola (Bur, Garzanti, Oscar Mondadori)

Aretino, Cortigiana (Bur)

Giraldi, Orbecche (Teatro italiano / tragedia 500, Einaudi)

Tasso, Torrismondo (in Tasso, Teatro,Garzanti)

Tasso, Aminta  (bur, Oscar Mondadori, in Tasso, Teatro,Garzanti)

Guarini, Pastor fido (Marsilio)

Gozzi, Fiabe teatrali (Garzanti)

D’Annunzio, La figlia di Iorio (Garzanti)

Pirandello, Enrico IV (Bur, Garzanti, Einaudi)

 

The monographic part deals with the work of Alfieri, Manzoni, Romani, Luzi, Caproni and the analysis of:

Alfieri, Mirra, Garzanti

Manzoni, Adelchi, Bur o Garzanti

Romani, Anna Bolena – Norma (su aula web)

Luzi, Nel magma, Garzanti

Caproni, Antologia personale, Garzanti

students who have already done Italian theatrical literature at the Triennale

G. Steiner, Morte della tragedia, Milano, Garzanti.

 

:Unabridged reading of Cortigiana (Aretino); Orbecche (Giraldi) o Canace (Speroni); Pastor fido (Guarini); Aristodemo (Dottori); La villeggiatura (Goldoni); Saul (Alfieri); Falstaff (Boito-Verdi); Enrico IV (Pirandello); Una notte a Tunisi (Trevisan).

 

The monographic part deals with the work of Alfieri, Manzoni, Romani, Luzi, Caproni and the analysis of:

Alfieri, Mirra, Garzanti

Manzoni, Adelchi, Bur o Garzanti

Romani, Anna Bolena – Norma (su aula web)

Luzi, Nel magma, Garzanti

Caproni, Antologia personale, Garzanti

 

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Ricevimento: DIRAAS-BALBI 2, 4TH FLOOR Normally Wednesday 10-12 am, except for different indications on DIRAAS teacher page and aula web.

Exam Board

STEFANO FERNANDO VERDINO (President)

ANDREA FERRANDO

GIORDANO RODDA

LESSONS

Teaching methods

Lectures using multimedia tools and materials (students are urged to come to lectures with the texts indicated each time by the lecturer). During lectures students are encouraged to participate actively with questions and comments. The course gives students access to various teaching tools in a dedicated section of the e-learning portal AulaWeb (summaries of lectures, texts, additional material or study notes).

A seminar (6 hours) will be held on other 18th century texts (Maffei – Martello - Gozzi – Da Ponte – Calzabigi) in which students can volunteer to participate.

ORARI

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ITALIAN THEATRICAL LITERATURE

EXAMS

Exam description

The exam is oral and composed of two parts: textual analysis and interview both for the general part and the monographic part; however, the obligatory written exercise (about 10,000 characters), to be handed in to the lecturer at least a week before the exam, or seminar participation, will also contribute to the evaluation.

 

Assessment methods

The degree of thorough study and historical-critical knowledge of Italian drama literature from the 16th century onwards will be evaluated as will knowledge of texts and authors examined in the monographic part; moreover, students’ skills in using written and oral tools of critical-interpretative analysis and the use of specialised language will also be evaluated.

 

Exam schedule

Date Time Location Type Notes
08/09/2020 09:00 GENOVA Orale

FURTHER INFORMATION

Students who cannot attend must read the following essays (they can be downloaded from academia.edu):

S. Verdino, Incipit Torrismondo

S. Verdino, Il poeta vincolato: Felice Romani tra rifacimenti e abbozzi

S. Verdino, Luzi beniamino