Italian Comedy on Stage and Screen

The American University of Rome

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Italian Comedy on Stage and Screen

  • Host University

    The American University of Rome

  • Location

    Rome, Italy

  • Area of Study

    European Studies

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

    Hours & Credits

  • Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    An examination of Italian comedic and dramatic structure from the Renaissance to the 20th century, with particular emphasis on its influence on modern theater and film. The course will cover plays by playwrights such as Machiavelli, Goldoni, Pirandello and Fo, as well as movies by directors such as Fellini, Scola, and Pasolini. Focus will be placed on the comedic form and its modes of portraying the issues of identity, reality, truth, absurdity and art.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.

Some courses may require additional fees.

Availability of courses is based on enrollment numbers. All students should seek pre-approval for alternate courses in the event of last minute class cancellations


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