Italian Theater of the 17th and 18th Centuries

FRIT-M825 — Fall 2021

Marco Arnaudo
LH 120
Days and Times
10:10A - 12:05P, R
Course Description

This class investigates the evolution of theater in Italy between the late 1500s to the late 1700s, covering in particular the history of the Commedia del'arte style. We will pay particular attention to the idea of theater as an organic, holistic art - one that transcends the textuality from which it originates. The class will cover works by Andreini, Della Valle, Tesauro, Chiari, Goldoni, Gozzi, and others. In Italian.

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