27157 - Theatre Seminar (1)

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  • Teacher Matteo Casari

  • Credits 6

  • Teaching Mode Traditional lectures

  • Language Italian

  • Campus of Bologna

  • Degree Programme First cycle degree programme (L) in Drama, Art and Music Studies (cod. 0956)

  • Course Timetable from Mar 21, 2022 to Apr 26, 2022


This teaching activity contributes to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN 2030 Agenda.

Partnerships for the goals

Academic Year 2021/2022

Learning outcomes

The theater seminar is a training activity that integrates the educational offer of traditional courses. At the end of the seminar the student: - deepens the knowledge related to relevant aspects of theater studies; - independently applies theoretical analysis methodologies and practical activities of contemporary theater.

Course contents

China, India, Japan: on some masterpieces of Asian theater

After providing the essential coordinates for understanding and interpreting a performance of the Asian theatrical tradition, the seminar will propose the guided viewing of some masterpieces from China, India and Japan. The selected examples - anthropologically contextualized - will allow to familiarize with the actor’s techniques, the aesthetic principles and the material culture of some of the most relevant genres of theater in Asia.

Schedule: (1pm-3pm):
March: 21, 22, 23, 28, 29, 30
April: 4, 5, 6, 11, 12, 13, 19, 20, 26

by e-mail at matteo.casari@unibo.it no later than March 14th, 2022.


Giovanni Azzaroni e Matteo Casari, Asia il teatro che danza, Le Lettere, Firenze, 2011. (Not compulsory)

Teaching methods

The seminar will combine lectures presentations and class discussion. Active student participation is a key component of the seminar.

Assessment methods

Seminar activity does not give a grade but merely a “Idoneo”/“Pass”, expressed on the basis of participation in the activities envisaged. Students must attend at least 80% of seminar lessons.

Teaching tools

Audiovisual and web resources.

Office hours

See the website of Matteo Casari