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Plays and Spectacles: 20-Century Italian Theater
ITAL 247
Spring 2008 not offered

Plays, playwrights, and playmaking in Italy during the 20th century are the subject of this course. We will consider the work of such playwrights as Luigi Pirandello, Edoardo de Filippo, Natalia Ginzburg, Dacia Maraini, Dario Fo, Franca Rame, and productions deriving from the Fo-Rame collaboration. As well, we will investigate the Futurist SERATE and Fascist spectacles and parades of the 1930s. When scripted plays are the object of inquiry, close readings will inform their position in literary history; an examination of the plays' reception, both at premier and subsequently, will provide a cultural and historical framework in which they may be considered in Italian.

Essential Capabilities: None
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA RLAN
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: ITAL112
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None

Last Updated on SEP-28-2023
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