85055 - Italian Theatrical Literature (LM)

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  • Teacher Luca Vaccaro

  • Credits 12

  • SSD L-FIL-LET/10

  • Teaching Mode Traditional lectures

  • Language Italian

  • Course Timetable from Jan 28, 2019 to May 17, 2019

Academic Year 2018/2019

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course the student knows the movements and problems of the Italian Theatrical Literature. The student can be learn the ability to analyze texts in relation to forms and dialog functions and stage. The course program includes the relationship between literary text, dramatic text and its staging, with particular attention to the extra-textual elements (scenography, music) contained in the modern dramatic text.

Course contents

Academic Year 2018-2019
Italian Drama and Theatre Literature (12 cfu)

At Theater with Eduardo De Filippo, Roberto De Simone and Annibale Ruccello

 

First Part (Module I, 6 cfu)

Eduardian Drama. The Theater that must go on «as long as there is a blade of grass on the Earth»

After some introductory lessons on pre-Eduardian theatrical poetry, will be analyzed the dramaturgical texts in relation to the historical-literary scenery of their origin.

This first part provides the textual and thematic analysis of Il berretto a sonagli, Natale in casa Cupiello, Napoli milionaria, Le voci di dentro e Sabato, domenica e lunedì of Eduardo De Filippo [recommended editions or Meridiani Mondadori or Einaudi. For the study of the theatrical text Il berretto a sonagli, cfr. Pirandello, Maschere nude, ed. by A. D'Amico - G. Macchia, Milano, Mondadori, 2007 (1986), vol. I].

DVDs will be used for some texts from the sillabus.

Non-attendees students are also required to read one of following theatrical texts:

  • P. Quarenghi, Vicoli stretti e libertà dell’arte, in E. De Filippo, Teatro, Milano, Mondadori, 2000, vol. I, pp. IX-XLIX; N. De Blasi, Uno scrittore tra dialetto e italiano, ivi, pp. LI-XCIV (both essays are equivalent to a text);
  • E. De Filippo, Lezioni di teatro all’Università di Roma La Sapienza, edit by di P. Quarenghi, Torino Einaudi, 1986;

  • D. Cerbasi, Italiano e dialetto nel teatro napoletano. Uno studio su Eduardo Scarpetta, Raffaele Viviani ed Eduardo De Filippo, Roma, Nuova cultura, 2010.

 

Second Part (Module II, 6 cfu)

For a Theater in music. From the maestro Roberto De Simone to the follower Annibale Ruccello

This second part provides the textual and thematic analysis of La gatta Cenerentola. Favola in musica in tre atti of Roberto De Simone and Ferdinando of Annibale Ruccello, and also the study of a dramaturgical text to choose between L'arte della commedia of Eduardo De Filippo or L’opera buffa del giovedì santo. Commedia per musica in tre atti e quattro quadri of Roberto De Simone.

For the study of dramatic text Ferdinando, cfr. A. Ruccello, Ferdinando, in Id., Teatro, edit by E. Fiore, Milano, Ubulibri, 2005. For the study of theatrical texts of Roberto De Simone:

  • R. De Simone, La gatta Cenerentola. Favola in musica in tre atti, Torino, Einaudi, 1999;
  • Id., L’opera buffa del giovedì santo. Commedia per musica in tre atti e quattro quadri, Torino, Einaudi, 1999.

Non-attendees students are required to read one of following theatrical texts:

  • R. De Simone, Mistero napolitano. Contrasto drammatico in musica in tre atti, Napoli, Stampa et Ars of Mario Raffone, 1970 (This Libretto is available at the Ezio Raimondi Library as an exam text);
  • V. Monaco, La contaminazione teatrale. Momenti di spettacolo napoletano dagli anni cinquanta a oggi, Bologna, Patron, 1981;
  • L. Balbi – R. De Simone, Demoni e santi. Teatro e teatralità barocca a Napoli, Napoli, Electa, 1984;
  • E. Fiore, Il rito, l’esilio e la peste. Percorsi nel nuovo teatro napoletano: Manlio Santanelli, Annibale Ruccello, Enzo Moscato, Milano, Ubulibri, 2002;
  • R. De Simone, Il presepe popolare napoletano, Torino, Einaudi, 2004;
  • G. Amedeo, Canzoni e popolo a Napoli dal ’400 al ’900, Napoli, Grimaldi et C., 2005;
  • P. Sabbatino (edit by), Annibale Ruccello e il teatro nel secondo Novecento, Napoli, Edizioni scientifiche italiane, 2009;
  • R. De Simone, La Canzone napolitana, Torino, Einaudi, 2017.

DVDs will be used for some texts from the sillabus.

  • Students enrolled Second Cycle Degree/Two Year Master in in Music Disciplines (code 0967) can prepare a part chosen between Module I and Module II of the program, both with a value of 6 credits.
  • Students enrolled at the Second Cycle Degree/Two Year Master in Italian Studies, European Literary Cultures, Linguistics (cod. 9220) are instead required to prepare both Module I and Module II of the program (12 cfu).
  • Non-attending students enrolled at the Second Cycle Degree/Two Year Master in Italian Studies, European Literary Cultures, Linguistics will have to prepare both a chosen text present in the Module I program and a chosen text present in the Module II program.

Readings/Bibliography

First Part (Module I, 6 cfu)

Bibliography:

For the study of theatrical texts Il berretto a sonagli, Natale in casa Cupiello, Napoli milionaria, Le voci di dentro, Sabato, domenica e lunedì and L'arte della commedia of Eduardo De Filippo, the critical-literary editions that are recommended are Meridiani Mondadori or Einaudi.

Non-attendees students are also required to read one of following theatrical texts:

  • P. Quarenghi, Vicoli stretti e libertà dell’arte, in E. De Filippo, Teatro, Milano, Mondadori, 2000, vol. I, pp. IX-XLIX; N. De Blasi, Uno scrittore tra dialetto e italiano, ivi, pp. LI-XCIV (both essays are equivalent to a text);
  • E. De Filippo, Lezioni di teatro all’Università di Roma La Sapienza, edit by di P. Quarenghi, Torino Einaudi, 1986;

  • D. Cerbasi, Italiano e dialetto nel teatro napoletano. Uno studio su Eduardo Scarpetta, Raffaele Viviani ed Eduardo De Filippo, Roma, Nuova cultura, 2010.

 

Second Part (Module II, 6 cfu)

Bibliography:

For the study of dramatic text Ferdinando, cfr. A. Ruccello, Ferdinando, in Id., Teatro, edit by E. Fiore, Milano, Ubulibri, 2005. For the study of theatrical texts of Roberto De Simone:

  • R. De Simone, La gatta Cenerentola. Favola in musica in tre atti, Torino, Einaudi, 1999;
  • Id., L’opera buffa del giovedì santo. Commedia per musica in tre atti e quattro quadri, Torino, Einaudi, 1999.

Non-attendees students are required to read one of following theatrical texts:

  • R. De Simone, Mistero napolitano. Contrasto drammatico in musica in tre atti, Napoli, Stampa et Ars of Mario Raffone, 1970 (This Libretto is available at the Ezio Raimondi Library as an exam text);
  • V. Monaco, La contaminazione teatrale. Momenti di spettacolo napoletano dagli anni cinquanta a oggi, Bologna, Patron, 1981;
  • L. Balbi – R. De Simone, Demoni e santi. Teatro e teatralità barocca a Napoli, Napoli, Electa, 1984;
  • E. Fiore, Il rito, l’esilio e la peste. Percorsi nel nuovo teatro napoletano: Manlio Santanelli, Annibale Ruccello, Enzo Moscato, Milano, Ubulibri, 2002;
  • R. De Simone, Il presepe popolare napoletano, Torino, Einaudi, 2004;
  • G. Amedeo, Canzoni e popolo a Napoli dal ’400 al ’900, Napoli, Grimaldi et C., 2005;
  • P. Sabbatino (edit by), Annibale Ruccello e il teatro nel secondo Novecento, Napoli, Edizioni scientifiche italiane, 2009;
  • R. De Simone, La Canzone napolitana, Torino, Einaudi, 2017.

Teaching methods

- Face-to-face classes lessons

- Lectures and notes to the texts

- Critical Discussions

- Video

Assessment methods

Oral exam: consists of a talk lasting about 30 minutes on the contents of the program.

Assessment methods: the quality of the oral expression, the capacity for critical reflection, the knowledge of the contents of the program and of the methods of literary criticism.

The highest evaluation will be given to students who will be able to have a clear picture of the works and themes present in the program and developed during the course, using appropriate terminology.
An intermediate evaluation will be given to those students who will demonstrate that they have learned the contents of the course mnemonically.
A poor evaluation will be given to those students who will show they do not know the topics of the course and literary criticism.

Teaching tools

Start of classes: Monday, January 28, 2019

Lesson times:

Monday h. 9.00-11.00, Aula Forti (Via Zamboni, 32)
Tuesday h. 9.00-11.00, Aula I (Via Zamboni, 32)
Wednesday h. 9.00-11.00, Aula I (Via Zamboni, 32)

Office hours

Consult the website of Luca Vaccaro [https://www.unibo.it/sitoweb/luca.vaccaro2]

Office hours

See the website of Luca Vaccaro