Italian Comedy on Stage and Screen
The American University of Rome
Area of Study
Taught In English
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4
Hours & Credits
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.
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