Intermediality: Italian Theater, Opera, and Film

This course aims to explore the history of Italian theater, focusing on intermediality, or the relations among different media (theatre, opera, film). We will combine a traditional approach to canonical texts of the Italian theatrical tradition with an interdisciplinary methodology that compares literary and visual texts. The syllabus includes fictional, non-fictional, musical, and visual texts by authors such as Machiavelli, Da Ponte, Goldoni, Mascagni, Pirandello, Fo, and Ginzburg. Plays will be read, discussed, analyzed from a literary and visual stance. This course may be applied toward the major or minor in Italian (please speak with an advisor for more information). Taught in English.

*Sections of this course offered as fully online sections in main campus programs will be charged a $50 iCourse Fee.  This fee does not apply to In person or Hybrid sections of this course, or to students in fully online programs.  Please check the Schedule of Classes for up-to-date information on the mode of instruction for individual sections of this course as offerings may change from semester to semester. 

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Regular grades are awarded for this course: A, B, C, D, E.

Pre requisite(s): 

Two courses from Tier One, Traditions and Cultures (Catalog numbers 160A, 160B, 160C, 160D)

Usually Offered: 

Fall, Winter, Spring. Summer



Approved As: 

General Education Tier Two - Humanities