Module Identifier IT31220  
Academic Year 2000/2001  
Co-ordinator Elisabetta Tarantino  
Semester Semester 2  
Course delivery Lecture   24 Hours  
Assessment Exam   2 Hours Written examination.   60%  
  Continuous assessment   2 assessed essays of 1,500 to 2,000 words each (or one essay and one presentation).   40%  
  Resit assessment   2 Hours    

Learning outcomes
At the end of this course students should

Brief description
Goldoni's 'Una delle ultime sere di carnovale'
Pirandello's 'I giganti della montagna'
'La Tempesta' directed by Giorgio Strehler

When a dramatist takes stock of his art and says goodbye to his audience ('Una delle ultime sere di carnovale' has been called a "farewell comedy", 'I giganti della montagna' a "testament") are his reflections on the theatre a metaphor for his view of society, or is society a metaphor for the theatre?

Whatever the answer, this module offers the opportunity to take a close look at Italy's two greatest dramatists - and at one of its greatest theatre directors.

Wherever possible, we shall be looking at videotaped productions of the plays examined in this course.

Reading Lists
** Essential Reading
Carlo Goldoni. Una delle ultime sere di carnovale.
Luigi Pirandello. I giganti della montagna.
** Consult For Futher Information
Richard Hornby. (1986) Drama, Metadrama, and Perception. Associated University Presses
Manfred Schmeling. (1982) Metatheatre et intertexte: aspects du theatre dans le theatre. Lettres Modernes
Giorgio Cavallini. (1986) La dimensione civile e sociale del quotidiano nel teatro comico di Carlo Goldoni. Bulzoni
Norbert Jonard. (1990) Introduzione a Goldoni. Laterza
Guido Nicastro. (1974) Goldoni e il teatro del secondo Settecento. Laterza
Franca Angelini. (1976/1998) Il teatro del Novecento da Pirandello a Fo. Laterza
Susan Bassnet-McGuire. (1983) Luigi Pirandello. McMillan
Gian Franco Vene. (1981) Pirandello fascista. Marsilio Editori
David L. Hirst. (1993) Giorgio Strehler. Cambridge University Press