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Subjects and disciplines

Pursuant to art. 11 of Presidential Decree 212/2005, for the issuing of the Bachelor in Performing Arts, the Accademia Internazionale di Teatro provides for the A.Y. 2018/19 an intensive study plan, divided into the following subjects and fields of study:

  • Actor's Disciplines
  • Disciplines of acting
  • Physical and vocal disciplines
  • Dramaturgy and Screenplay
  • Disciplines of music
  • Design, scenic
  • Historical and critical disciplines
  • DDisciplines of linguistic practices

1st year Interpretation


The Ancient Tragedy

  • Stage presence – Neutral mask
  • Chorus, the hero, the coryphaeus, the orator, the poet
  • Myth and ritual
  • Ancient Greek Tragedy: Eschilo, Euripide, Sofocle
  • Tragic monologue – Text analysis

Narrative Techniques

  • Eastern and western stories and tales
  • Mystery Plays
  • Narrator/Mime
  • Calls to the public and affabulation

Theatrical character

  • Anthropology of theatrical attitude
  • Typologies – Archetypes
  • Basel larval masks
  • Characterization technique
  • Character’s construction
  • Sensory exercises and text analysis
  • Identification, intention, subtext
  • Against character: realism/stylization

Acting: Stanislavskij – Strasberg method

  • Concentration, observation, attention
  • Psychological and behavioral analysis
  • The “if” and given circumstances
  • Character exploration and motivation
  • Analytical- affective – emotional memory
  • Public character- Private character
  • Dramatic action and narrative arch
  • Audition techniques
  • Acting
  • Repertoire from auteur cinema
  • Framing: field and reverse
  • The acting in the first and first floor

From poetic drama to “Comic Melò”

  • Poetical acting: great feelings
  • The modern drama: cinema and theatre
  • Psychology and enviroment of modern drama
  • Exasperation and paradox of feeling
  • Ragtime- Comedies

2nd year Interpretation


Comedy of Art

  • "All'improvviso" comedy
  • The demi- masks of Comedy of Art
  • Characters, plots, jests and sketches
  • Molière: the archetypes - Text analysis
  • The themes of the farce-basic needs
  • Binary and modular relations

Moliére

  • From the Commedia dell'arte to the author
  • Archetypes and custom satire
  • The Illustrious Théâtre
  • Satire of the bourgeois class
  • Satire of the ecclesiastical class
  • Satire of the medical class

Comedy – Irony

  • Comedy: mechanism and dysfunction
  • Decomposition – “Comic timing” – “Gags”
  • Improvisation technique
  • Relation with the audience
  • Solitary entrances – The comic couple
  • The anomaly, the separation, the innocence
  • The allegorical - The grotesque - The deformation
  • The medieval and modern buffoon

Shakespeare – Theatre and Cinema

  • Tragedies and Comedies
  • The “Fool”
  • Monologues- Dialogues
  • Text analysis
  • Verses and prose
  • Power, madness, misunderstanding, premonition
  • Emotive journey of character
  • Catharsis - Scene and by-play

3rd year Interpretation


The avant-garde Theatres of the ‘900

  • A. Cechov - H. Ibsen - A. Strindberg
  • F. G. Lorca - L. Pirandello - J. Genet
  • F. Dürrenmatt - B. Strauss
  • The avant-gardes and the Figurative Arts
  • The Dadaist Theater - Surrealist - Futurist
  • J. Cocteau - V. Majakovskij
  • The Theater of Cruelty: Artaud
  • The Epic Theater: Brecht
  • The Theater of the Absurd - The "Nonsense"
  • A. Jarry - S. Beckett - E. Ionesco
  • G. Perec - H. Pinter - R. Queneau
  • The Absurd at the cinema: the Monty Python

The Modern Comedy

  • Comicity of situation and repetition
  • Theater in the Theater - Style Exercises
  • Oscar Wilde
  • Frayn: "Noises off"
  • The English farce: R. Cooney, P. Shaffer
  • Eduardo's Comedy - E. Labiche
  • The Comedy: noir, brilliant, grotesque

Satire and actual Parody

  • Costume satire: actuality
  • Imitation - Caricatures - Parody
  • Image and Frame
  • Cartoon and Comic strip
  • Sociology of media - intrinsic dysfunction
 

Vocal techniques, diction and orthoepy, expressive reading

  • Diaphragmatic breathing
  • Vibrations: sound amplification
  • The voice: the channels of sound
  • The emission - the resonators
  • Stamp - Volume - Extension
  • Hyphenations - phrases - articulation
  • Phonology - Pronunciation
  • Prosodic elements - Intonation
  • Tonal height, accent
  • Phonation in relation to movement
  • Diction - Ortoepia
  • Reading to the impression and dramatic
  • Intentions and subtext
  • Acting in verses and prose
  • Soliloquy - Monologue - Dialogue
  • Alteration - Deformation
  • Dramatic and sonorous scores
  • Onomatopeica - "Grammelot"

Music and Singing

  • Rhythmic and melodic exercises
  • Music
  • Jazz improvisations
  • Choral exercises and fees
  • Popular and ethnic repertoire
  • Acting on musical score
  • Percussion section
  • History of music

The Expressive Movement

  • Mime - The art of gesture
  • The neutral mask
  • The elements, spaces, lights and colors
  • Mime and Pantomime
  • Afrodance
  • Dancetheatre
  • Contemporary dance
  • Choreographic constructions

Movement Techniques

  • Acrobatics and Martial Arts
  • Bioenergetics and relaxation techniques
  • Feldenkrais technique

History of Theatre - Dramaturgy and Critics

  • Theater as a rite - ancient tragedy
  • The medieval theater
  • The oriental theater
  • Commedia dell'arte
  • The Elizabethan theater
  • The modern theater
  • The '900 and the Avant-gardes
  • The great theater authors
  • Cinema history
  • History of theatre direction
  • History of Mime and Dance

Dramaturgy

  • Narratology
  • Dramaturgy of the Figure Theater
  • Text analysis
  • Dramaturgical construction
  • Theater genres and acting methods
  • Psychological and playful structures

Writing and Screenplay

  • Original writings: plot development
  • Structure and style
  • Writing of the Figure Theater
  • Writing the Canovaccio
  • Profile and story of a character
  • Cinematic writing
  • Themes, the temporal jumps
  • Free adaptation: synthesis of a work

Writing and Screenplay

  • Original writings: plot development
  • Structure and style
  • Writing of the Figure Theater
  • Writing the Canovaccio
  • Profile and story of a character
  • Cinematic writing
  • Themes, the temporal jumps
  • Free adaptation: synthesis of a work

Direction Elements

  • History of Theater Direction
  • Techniques, styles and directorial languages
  • The function of the director
  • Structure of a show
  • Choice of scenic languages
  • Linear, analog, surreal direction
  • Casting and direction of the actors
  • Scenic architecture
  • Music, costume and set design

Theatrical Pedagogy

  • The "training"
  • The theatrical lesson
  • The educational path
  • Pedagogical criticism
  • Group dynamics

Show Management

  • Entertainment legislation
  • Stage regulation
  • Marketing, communication, fundraising
  • Production system of live, cinematic and international events

Makeup and Costume

  • Theatrical and cinematographic make-up
  • Theatrical and cinematographic costume design
  • Fabrics and materials

Acting in English

  • Drama
  • Intonation and expressive reading
  • Acting for set and stage

Scenic Architecture

  • Art history
  • Project development and construction
  • Architecture of the scenic space
  • Manipulation of objects
  • Moving scenographies

Theoretical subjects analyze the interpretative techniques used in the dramatic art’s academies, from cinematographic academies and theatrical acting once.