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ITAL6614

Pirandello

Pirandello: The Word, the Mise-en-scene and the Myth Santeramo

The course will offer an in-depth study of Luigi Pirandello's most important dramatic works, together with analyses of his theoretical essays on theatre. His three-year directorship of the Teatro d'Arte in Rome will also be examined. Pirandello's plays and theory will be studied in a European context. Particular attention will be paid to the following plays: Six Characters in Search of an Author, Each in his Own Way, Henry IV, The Feast of Our Lord of the Ships, The New Colony, Lazarus; I'm Dreaming, But Am I?; Tonight We Improvise and The Mountain Giants.

Required Texts: Donato Santeramo, Luigi Pirandello: la parola, la scena e il mito. Roma: Nuova Editrice Universitaria, 2007. ISBN: 978-88-95155-09-8

Additional reading materials will be provided by the instructor.

Pirandello's plays and essays can be found at: http://www.classicitaliani.it/index070.htm"
Subject:
Italian
Department:
Italian
Division:
Language School
Requirements Fulfilled:
Literature

Sections

Summer 2011

ITAL6614A-L11 Lecture (Santeramo)