ITAL-386 Italian Theater Workshop
Spring for 2015-2016
Faculty:
The course has a dual goal: stage a play and study aspects of Italian theater. The play selected is "Barlaam e Josafat", written in Florence during the Renaissance. It is the story of a prince born in a kingdom of an unknown country of the Orient. The play has a strong intercultural and interreligious component since the text is based on the life of the young Buddha. Students will have an active role also in the adaptation of the text, the staging of the play and as actors. The play underlines conflicts between power and faith, Buddhism and magic, temptations and sex. In addition, we use the play as a fascinating representation of Italian Renaissance’s visual arts and culture. Rehearsals and study of the text will be conducted throughout the semester. The play will be staged in April in the Davies Performing Arts Center.

Credits: 3
Prerequisites: None

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ITAL-386-01 Italian Theater Workshop
Spring for 2015-2016
Faculty:
The course has a dual goal: stage a play and study aspects of Italian theater. The play selected is "Barlaam e Josafat", written in Florence during the Renaissance. It is the story of a prince born in a kingdom of an unknown country of the Orient. The play has a strong intercultural and interreligious component since the text is based on the life of the young Buddha. Students will have an active role also in the adaptation of the text, the staging of the play and as actors. The play underlines conflicts between power and faith, Buddhism and magic, temptations and sex. In addition, we use the play as a fascinating representation of Italian Renaissance’s visual arts and culture. Rehearsals and study of the text will be conducted throughout the semester. The play will be staged in April in the Davies Performing Arts Center.

Credits: 3
Prerequisites: None
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