Academic year
2022/2023 Syllabus of previous years
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Course code
FM0387 (AF:398465 AR:208542)
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ECTS credits
Degree level
Master's Degree Programme (DM270)
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1st Term
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This course is part of the master's degree course [EM3] ECONOMY AND MANAGEMENT OF ARTS AND CULTURAL ACTIVITIES - Economics and management of the arts and culture. The course provides students with appropriate specialist knowledge in the field of theatrical and musical productions, closely linked to the elements of the history of the performing arts necessary for the construction of a professional organizational and managerial role.
The teaching allows the student to recognize and understand the notions of artistic autonomy in the art system and in the cultural field chosen by him by providing him with conceptual and argumentative tools to interpret the state of the arts in their respective historical contexts.

THE TEACHING IS STRUCTURED IN TWO CONNECTED MODULES (II module: see program Prof.ssa Maria Ida Biggi).
The two modules of the course are closely related in relation to the title that unites them, distinguished by a division of the field, chronological and thematic.
1. Knowledge and understanding.
Achievement of a set of elements useful for the definition of theatrical studies and for the historical characterization of it. Acquisition of ibliographic tools useful for autonomously dealing with theatrical cultures in order to decipher their forms and contentes.

2. Ability to apply knowledge and understanding.
Knowing hoiw to bring the theatrical literature back to specific cultural domains, recognizing, also on the basis of the relevant crtical literature, some peculiar traditions. Properly interpretation of examples examined in class, citing the interpretative tools of the most suitable bibliography for the purpose.

3. Ability to judge.
To be aware that interpretation can never be severed from in-depth knolewdge of prevoius criticism and historiography, and from the continous comparison of them with the most recently updated bibliographic data.
Nothing (however, basic knowledge is preferable, such as that provided by the Bachelor's degree courses)
The theater of the theater

The distinction arises with respect to the common category of "theater in theater": here, in particular, it is not the relationship between a comedy (or tragedy) and the comedy (or tragedy) in which it is inserted, but a dramaturgy "on stage" concernig the organization and division of labor, of the realization of the show, from writing the text (or its "concertation"), to management practices, to the work of the actor, to the professions of the show, to the overall business framework, to the relationship with the public, to the systems and networks of "sales" and "diffusion". The course will therefore start from a series of dramatic texts that offer a starting point, in the midst of representation, which will be seen together with literary and iconographic documents and theoretical texts (especially dedicated to actor and representative practices).

A bibliography will be provided during the course.
This is a series of texts - others may be added and suggested during the course - useful for an offer of elements for an overview oriented in the historical sense, which will be analyzed in the two modules: William Shakespeare ('Hamlet', 'A Midsummer Night’s Dream', ‘The tempest’), Giovan Battista Andreini ('Le due commedie in commedia'), Gian Lorenzo Bernini ('L’impresario'), Molière ('L’impromptu de Versailles'), Pierre Corneille "L'illusion comique", Benedetto Marcello ('Il teatro alla moda'), Carlo Goldoni ('Il teatro comico', 'L’impresario delle Smirne', 'La bella verità'), Domeico Gilardoni-Gaetano Donizetti (‘Le convenienze e le inconvenieneze teatrali’), Luigi Pirandello (Trilogia del teatro nel teatro), etc.
The exam includes a written essay on a topic of student’s choice, which apply methodological perspectives and the tools offered during the course. The term paper is discussed during the oral exam.
The exam is structured in two parts:
- a written essay, which deals with the application of the essential analysis tools (especially formal) and the personal study of a topic or topic among those dealt with during the course, freely chosen by the student;
- an oral discussion of the same
The verification thus concerns the exposition in written and oral form and aims at a balanced coexistence between theoretical and applied knowledge, reference to the general program and personal elaboration.

The essay consists of a work of about ten pages, provides a formal analysis according to a model proposed during the lessons and a free thematic-problematic analysis of the content.
The essay is then discussed during the oral examination, which may eventually also take up the central issues presented during the course.

The double form of the written work and the oral discussion is considered to allow a wider possibility of verification.
The exam will be about the autonomy of judgment, communication abilities and learning skills that students must acquire.
For this purpose the establishment of an "open" program was successfully tested: in this program the student choose texts and detailed studies in addition to what is analyzed in lectures, of which the final part, after establishing the bases of the course is devoted to proposals in this direction.
Students who did not attend the course, should agree an alternative program with the teacher during his office hours.
written and oral

This subject deals with topics related to the macro-area "Cities, infrastructure and social capital" and contributes to the achievement of one or more goals of U. N. Agenda for Sustainable Development

Definitive programme.
Last update of the programme: 22/08/2022