ITAL-452 Theater of sacred between faith and politics
Fall for 2017-2018
The course is designed to provide an overview of the Italian religious theater from the Middle Ages to the late Renaissance and early Baroque. The course will highlight the characteristics of the sacred theater, and we will discuss the connections between faith and politics during one of the most interesting and fascinating period of the Italian and European history. We will also analyze the structure and rules of the network of youth organizations which often staged sacred plays, the so called “confraternities”. Analyses will be conducted from a variety of perspectives: religious, liturgical, and political. Short written assignments, a mid-term exam, an oral presentation on a topic selected by the student, and a final paper will be required. The course will be conducted in Italian

Credits: 3
Prerequisites: Ital 231 and/or Ital 233
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