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ITAL 575 01 (10974) /HUMS284/ITAL311/THST316/LITR173
Italian Theater from Antiquity to the Renaissance
Giuseppe Mazzotta
W 3.30-5.20 WLH 006
1 HTBA
Fall 2012 
 
The influence of Aristotle's Poetics on the theatrical premises of theater and on Florentine intellectual life in the late fifteenth century; Machiavelli's writings and the theatrical spectacles of Italian sixteenth-century politics; Ariosto's Negromante and traditions of sacre rappresentazioni and the commedia dell'arte; aesthetics of the theater as an original mode of knowing characters and the worlds they inhabit.