Course Information
FacultyFine Arts
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
CoordinatorKonstantina Ritsatou
Course ID120000532

Programme of Study: PPS Tmīmatos THeátrou (2019-sīmera)

Registered students: 107
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSCompulsory Course215

Class Information
Academic Year2020 – 2021
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
Course Type 2021
General Foundation
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Background
Course Type 2011-2015
General Foundation
Mode of Delivery
  • Distance learning
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Instruction, Examination)
General Prerequisites
It is of importance the students to have attended the History of Theatre I course.
Learning Outcomes
Upon the completion of the course the students are expected to: a. have familiarise themselves with the developments in world theatre from 1700 to 1879 b. be introduced to research practices and the methodology of theatre history c. analyse texts and historical material d. to evaluate historical knowledge and its production.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Respect natural environment
  • Demonstrate social, professional and ethical commitment and sensitivity to gender issues
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
As a follow up to History of World Theatre I, the course discusses theatre in Europe and North America during the 18th and 19th century. Focusing on the aftermath of Renaissance and the emergence of the modernity it explores theatre practices and developments in response to Enlightenment, Romanticism and Realism/Naturalism while examining new genres and plays (by Marivaux, Goldoni, Lessing, Goethe, Gogol, Zola et. al.) Introduction (overview/ studying/exams) Restauration Theatre: Wycherley, Congreve. 18th century Britain: Goldsmith, Sheridan, Garrick 18th century Italian theatre: the decline of Commedia dell Arte, Goldoni and Gozzi. 18th century French theatre: Enlightment, Reason and Revolution (Marivaux, Diderot, Beaumarchais) 18th century German theatre:essing, Schiller. The emergence of Romanticism. Sturm und Drang, German theatre at the end of 18th century, Romanticism in Germany/England/France The Theatre in North America (18th and 19th c.). Romanticism in Germany Theatre in Russia. Realism and Naturalism.
History, Theatre, Europe, 18th & 19 centuries, North America, Enlightenment, Romanticism, Realism, Nauralism
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Multimedia
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
  • Use of ICT in Student Assessment
The course includes Powerpoint Presentations, which are also uploaded on the course elearing site.
Course Organization
Reading Assigment562.2
Student Assessment
WRITTEN EXAMINATION The students have to give answers to informative questions on theatrical developments and facts and write a short text on textual analysis linked to historical material, such as the plays discussed during the lectures. In case of online exam, it will be oral. This information is printed on the course syllabus, which is distributed in class and uploaded on the course E-learning site.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Oral Exams (Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Oscar Brockett και Franklin J. Hildy, Ιστορία του θεάτρου, τμ. 2, μτφ. Μάνος Βιτεντζάκης, Αντιγόνη Γαϊτάνα, Άγγελος Κεχαγιάς και Μαρία Χατζηεμμανουήλ, ΚΟΑΝ, Αθήνα 2017. Erika Fischer-Lichte, Ιστορία ευρωπαϊκού δράματος και θεάτρου, τμ. 1: Από την αρχαιότητα στους γερμανούς κλασικούς, μτφ. Γιάννης Καλλιφατίδης, Πλέθρον, Αθήνα 2012. Erika Fischer-Lichte, Ιστορία ευρωπαϊκού δράματος και θεάτρου, τμ. 2: Από τον ρομαντισμό μέχρι σήμερα, μτφ. Γιώργος Σαγκριώτης, Πλέθρον, Αθήνα 2012. Walter Puchner, Από τη θεωρία του θεάτρου στις θεωρίες του θεατρικού, Πατάκης, Αθήνα 2003. Μαριβώ, Το παιχνίδι του έρωτα και της τύχης, μτφ. Γιάννης Βαρβέρης, Ηριδανός, Αθήνα 2008. Μπωμαρσαί, Οι γάμοι του Φίγκαρο, μτφ. Παύλος Μάτεσις, Καστανιώτης, Αθήνα 2001.
Additional bibliography for study
Έργα προς μελέτη 1. Pierre Marivaux, Το παιχνίδι του έρωτα και της τύχης (1730) 2. Carlo Goldoni, Υπηρέτης δύο αφεντάδων (1745) 3. Pierre-Augustin Carron de Beaumarchais, Οι γάμοι του Φίγκαρο (1775-8/1784) 4. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Φάουστ (1808, 1831) 5. Percy Bysshe Shelley, Οι Τσέντσι (1819) 6. Alfred de Musset, Λορεντζάτσιο (1833) 7. Georg Büchner, Ο θάνατος του Δαντόν (1835) 8. Nikolai Vasilevich Gogol, Ο επιθεωρητής (1836) 9. Emile Zola, Τερέζ Ρακέν (1873) 10. Henrik Ibsen, Κούκλας σπιτικό (Το κουκλόσπιτο) (1879)
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