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HISTORY OF THE GREEK THEATRE
STORIA DEL TEATRO GRECO

A.Y. Credits
2021/2022 6
Lecturer Email Office hours for students
Liana Lomiento Immediately after class
Teaching in foreign languages
Course with optional materials in a foreign language English French
This course is entirely taught in Italian. Study materials can be provided in the foreign language and the final exam can be taken in the foreign language.

Assigned to the Degree Course

Communication Sciences (L-20)
Curriculum: PERCORSO COMUNE
Date Time Classroom / Location
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Learning Objectives

The student will acquire basic information on the material and structural aspects of ancient theatre (actor, chorus, material organization of the representation, agonistic opportunity, scenic space, public) as well as of the history of transmission of the dramatic texts from the "first" performance to us.

Through the reading from the original language of Euripide's Heracles, the student will learn to understand a classical dramatic text in its rhetorical, communicative, metrical-musical, thematic, historical-literary aspects, and its theatrical dynamics.

Program

The course will begin (I-III week) from a general introduction to the Attic Theatre, to its historical, evolutionary (from the initial stages to the maturity), and cultural aspects (society, historical events), as well as to its material, dramaturgical and communicative aspects (form of the theatrical building, mask, actors, scenic space, theatrical machines, roles and movements on the scene).

It will continue (IV week) illustrating the figure and work of Euripides, whose tragedy will be the specific object of reading and analysis.

The remaining part of the course (V-IX week) will be entirely devoted to the original language reading of the Heracles, whose text will be translated into italian and commented in a critical-textual,rhetorical and historical-literary perspective, as well as in terms of plot and dramaturgy.

Bridging Courses

A preliminary knowledge of ancient Greek is not required.

Learning Achievements (Dublin Descriptors)

The student will be guided to an essential knowledge of Classical Greek theatre, and to the ability to independently read a classical theatrical text with the complexity it involves.

From the point of view of the information obtained, the student will acquire an in-depth knowledge of issues relating to the transmission of the text, its performance and representation on the stage, the treatment of the plot in relation to the mythographical tradition.

More generally, the process of analytical reading of the chosen text will have important consequences on the student's ability to deal proficiently with independent, rigorous reading of every kind of source (literary, historiographical, etc.), and to develop analytical skills of close reading, synthesis and critical thinking on the data and sources.

From the educational point of view, the students will deepen their awareness of specific methodological aspects characterizing literary research and, in particular, his/her dramatic and aesthetic sensitivity to the formal aspects of the poetic and rhetorical and, namely, theatrical discourse.

Teaching Material

The teaching material prepared by the lecturer in addition to recommended textbooks (such as for instance slides, lecture notes, exercises, bibliography) and communications from the lecturer specific to the course can be found inside the Moodle platform › blended.uniurb.it

Supporting Activities

The course might be complemented by labs and lectures methodologically relevant to the training and to matters relating to methods and themes concerning ancient Greek Theatre.

As part of the course, prof. O. Mei (L-Ant / 07 Classical Archeology) will hold 4 hours lectures on the material history of the theater building from the archaic age to the Roman age.


Didactics, Attendance, Course Books and Assessment

Didactics

Front and blended lessons

Attendance

The attendance of the course and of any supplementary activities is required.

Course books

I. the reference edition:

Euripide, Eracle. Introduzione, traduzione e note di Maria Serena Mirto, Biblioteca Universale Rizzoli, Milano 1998 e successive ristampe

II. the reference handbook:

 G. Mastromarco, P. Totaro, Storia del Teatro greco, Firenze 2008

III. Supplementary readings (mandatory)

a. The student is required to read two out of the following essays:

-- Mark W. Padilla, Heroic Paternity in Euripides' Heracles, Arethusa, 27, 1994, 27/3, pp. 279-302

-- Rush Rehm, The Play of Space: Before, Behind, and Beyond in Euripides' Heracles, Illinois Classical Studies, 24/25, 1999-2000, pp. 363-375

-- Brooke Holmes, Euripides' Heracles in the Flesh, Classical Antiquity, 27, 2008, pp. 231-281

b. The student is required to read the following works in translation:

-- Sophocles, Aias

-- Euripides, Orestes

-- Aristophanes, Peace

Assessment

verification of learning outcomes will take place through an individual oral interview based on the texts required. It aims at evaluating both the learning of the contents by the student and his / her ability to re-elaborate and to argue.

Evaluations will be sized as follows:

assessments of excellence: the student has good critical skills and in-depth; He knows how to link the main issues addressed during; makes use of appropriate language with respect to the specificity of the discipline.

discrete assessments: the student has a mnemonic knowledge of the contents; decent critical and knows establish relationships between the topics covered: makes use of appropriate language.

sufficient assessment: the student has minimal knowledge on the subject of the course themes, with some information deficiencies; It makes use of a slightly appropriate language.

negative evaluations: the student turns with difficulty on the issues addressed in class; has obvious information deficiencies; makes use of of an inappropriate language.

Additional Information for Non-Attending Students

Didactics

Blended learning will be activated.

Attendance

The student is required to observe carefully the program indicated in the vademecum.


In case of specific needs, requiring a variation of the indicated program, the student should contact the teacher to arrange an alternative program.

Course books

I. the reference edition:

Euripide, Eracle. Introduzione, traduzione e note di Maria Serena Mirto, Biblioteca Universale Rizzoli, Milano 1998 e successive ristampe

II. the reference handbook:

 G. Mastromarco, P. Totaro, Storia del Teatro greco, Firenze 2008

III. Supplementary readings (mandatory)

a. The student is required to read two out of the following essays:

Mark W. Padilla, Heroic Paternity in Euripides' Heracles, Arethusa, 27, 1994, 27/3, pp. 279-302

Rush Rehm, The Play of Space: Before, Behind, and Beyond in Euripides' Heracles, Illinois Classical Studies, 24/25, 1999-2000, pp. 363-375

Brooke Holmes, Euripides' Heracles in the Flesh, Classical Antiquity, 27, 2008, pp. 231-281

b. The student is required to read the following works in translation:

Sophocles, Aias

Euripides, Orestes

Aristophanes, Peace

Assessment

The verification of the learning will take place through an individual oral interview based on the reference texts for the exam, aimed at evaluating both the learning of the contents by the student and his / her ability to re-elaborate and to argue.

Evaluations will be sized as follows:

assessments of excellence: the student has good critical skills and in-depth; He knows how to link the main issues addressed during; makes use of appropriate language with respect to the specificity of the discipline.

discrete assessments: the student has a mnemonic knowledge of the contents; decent critical and knows establish relationships between the topics covered: makes use of appropriate language.

sufficient assessment: the student has minimal knowledge on the subject of the course themes, with some information deficiencies; It makes use of a slightly appropriate language.

negative evaluations: the student turns with difficulty on the issues addressed in class; has obvious information deficiencies; makes use of of an inappropriate language.

Notes

The texts indicated in the supplementary readings will be uploaded by the teacher in pdf format on the Moodle platform (blended.uniurb.it)

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