102: Cancelled as of May 16, 2016: Italian Through Theater: Advanced Language in Performance

MWF 2-3 | Location TBA | Instructor: Annamaria Bellezza

Units: 4 Satisfies L&S Arts & Literature breadth requirement.

As of May 16, 2016, this course has been cancelled.

Taught in Italian.

In this course students analyze, interpret, adapt and perform a wide range of Italian theatrical texts.  Theater provides a powerful interactive experience, and as such it represents a highly collaborative, holistic approach to language learnings.  Students will gain an appreciation for the power of language and emotions, will learn to analyze a dramatic text and a character, will develop self-confidence in speaking, improving diction and pronunciation, and will learn about the social and historical contexts of selected plays.

Students taking this class need to have well-developed linguistic skills.  No acting experience needed.  Minors and majors in Italian Studies, Romance Languages, Comparative Literature and Theatre are encouraged to enroll, though the course is open to everyone who meets the linguistics requirements.

Texts:  A course reader including excerpts from various plays and monologues will be provided.

Prerequisite: Italian Studies 4.