THEATRICAL ORGANIZATION AND MANAGEMENT (LM)

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Code
84511
ACADEMIC YEAR
2021/2022
CREDITS
9 credits during the 2nd year of 9918 MODERN LITERATURES AND PERFORMING ART (LM-14) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
L-ART/05
LANGUAGE
Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (MODERN LITERATURES AND PERFORMING ART)
semester
1° Semester
Teaching materials

OVERVIEW

The course gives students the basic instruments to understand the institutional aspects, the economic context, the cultural policies and the management practices of the performing arts in Italy (with particular reference to spoken theatre).

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The objective of the course is to make students aware of the main institutional, economic-financial and organisational dynamics that have characterised the production and distribution of the performing arts over the centuries.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

For 6 CFU students:

  • Capacity to understand and analyse theatrical events according to an economic-organisational perspective;
  • Knowledge of the main productive and distributive set-up in Italy (with regard also to their historical shaping);
  • Understanding of the issues of economic sustainability of theatre enterprises;
  • Basic knowledge of fund-raising strategies.

In addition, for 9 CFU students:

  • Ability to write and to present a paper.
  • Ability to take part in a scientific discussion.

PREREQUISITES

Although it is not compulsary, students are advised to have taken History of theatre before attending to this course.

TEACHING METHODS

Lectures will be in dual mode: both in presence and streaming during the first two modules. Active participation during the third module is required: students will research into the Ristori Capranica Del Grillo Archive, in order to write a paper (other languages in addition to Italian are possible) and to present it to the class.

Lessons in streaming will be available on Unige MSTeams (the access code will be published hier).

Subscription to Aulaweb is mandatory for all students.

 

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

Programme for students taking the course for 6 cfu/40 lesson hours

Theoretical and historical basics

The first two modules will sketch the main outlines of the history of the Italian spoken theatre "system", with particular regard to organisational, political and economic aspects.

Programme for students taking the course for 9 cfu/60 lesson hours

- Case study Adelaide Ristori: building a celebrity for the world market

The third module is dedicated to Adelaide Ristori (1822-1906), the first Italian theatre star. The exceptional Ristori Archive (preserved at the Museo Biblioteca dell'Attore of Genoa) will permit students to study directly how an exceptional actress could become a global star, thaks to skilled impresarios and agents.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Programme for students taking 6 CFU/40 lesson hours:

  1. L. Cavaglieri, Il sistema teatrale. Breve storia dell'organizzazione, dell'economia e delle politiche del teatro in Italia, Roma, Dino Audino, 2021.
  2. Materilas published on Aulaweb

Programme for students taking 9 CFU/60 lesson hours:

Bibliography on Adelaide Ristori will be arranged on individual topics.

 

Bibliography for students not proficient in Italian language may be arranged individually.

 

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Office hours: Office hours are on individual appointment (by mail) on Storia del teatro Team, Channel Ricevimento (Access code:  79gs0z)

Exam Board

LIVIA CAVAGLIERI (President)

ROBERTO CUPPONE

VALERIA SCREPIS (Substitute)

GIULIA TADDEO (Substitute)

LESSONS

TEACHING METHODS

Lectures will be in dual mode: both in presence and streaming during the first two modules. Active participation during the third module is required: students will research into the Ristori Capranica Del Grillo Archive, in order to write a paper (other languages in addition to Italian are possible) and to present it to the class.

Lessons in streaming will be available on Unige MSTeams (the access code will be published hier).

Subscription to Aulaweb is mandatory for all students.

 

LESSONS START

27 September 2021

EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

Attending students will give an oral exam on the first and second module; during the third module they will present a paper to the class. The exam is only oral for not attending students.

 

ASSESSMENT METHODS

Students will be evaluated in thier capacity of giving a clear account of the subjects; problematizing studied issues; debating with the teacher.

Exam schedule

Date Time Location Type Notes
16/12/2021 15:00 GENOVA Orale Prova riservata ai frequentanti 2021-22
20/01/2022 15:00 GENOVA Orale
09/02/2022 15:00 GENOVA Orale
12/05/2022 14:30 GENOVA Orale
15/06/2022 15:30 GENOVA Orale
06/07/2022 15:00 GENOVA Orale
20/07/2022 15:30 GENOVA Orale
05/09/2022 15:00 GENOVA Orale

FURTHER INFORMATION

The following workshops are recommended:

  • Laboratorio di creazione di impresa culturale
  • Laboratorio di allestimento del testo teatrale
  • Laboratorio di teatro pratico
  • Laboratorio di teatro sociale
  • Laboratorio di performance multimediale