To understand the principal events of the History of Theatre taking into consideration the broader historic context. To be in touch with pieces of Theatre and to develop a sense of analysis of their form and content. To look for the causes of change and to explain the results on the art of Theatre through esthetic trends of this period.
Course Content (Syllabus)
The overview of the act of performance, looking at theatre as the "great stage game", as a series of exchanges "between a text and a performance, between actors and a director, between a stage and an audience, between a theatre and a society" (Bernard Dort).
What, after all, is the history of theater? Methodological concerns. The relationship between the history of theater. The relationship between the European and Modern Greek scenes. Theater and pop culture. Realism, Modernism. Avant-garde movements. Particular emphasis will be given to the study of representative dramas from Stanislavski to Grotowski. Theater and new technologies. Theatrical troupes and workshops. Directorial trends. The course focuses, also, on the crisis in drama by studying the works of contemporary drama as well as postdramatical performances: the crisis of the dramatic character, the myth, the plot. Post-dramatic theatre - Performance art – happenings – dance theater. Dramaturgical analysis of the great works.