Upon completion of the course students will be able
-To recognize the texts to which given extracts belong (and their dramatic species) and to translate these extracts in fluent Modern Greek.
-To survey the movement in its multicultural dimension making connections between its Modern Greek and Italian context.
-To conceptualize Literature in the social, political and aesthetic context of the era.
-To define, formulate the principles of the theory of Renaissance drama and explore them in texts chosen to represent the movement operating transitions from theory to practice.
-To develop a method and construct a system in organizing intensive close up readings of texts.
-To collect and arrange appropriate research data in evaluating their significance for assignment planning.
-To develop skills in the close examination of texts and in making thematic and formal connections between them.
-To appreciate the use of technology and operate it effectively in the delivery of instruction, assessment and professional development.
Course Content (Syllabus)
This course offers an introduction to Cretan Renaissance Drama. Extensive extracts from all surviving Cretan plays are studied, with emphasis to their relation to Italian Renaissance drama theory. Also the language, metrics and style of the plays are paid special attention.