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Subjects and disciplines

Pursuant to art. 11 of Presidential Decree 212/2005, for the issuing of the Academic Bachelor of 1st level in Acting, equivalent to Three years degree, with the purpose of admission to public competiotions, accoring to Law 228/12, the Accademia di Recitazione provides for the A.Y. 2021/22 an intensive study plan, divided into the following subjects and fields of study:

  • Actor's Disciplines
  • Acting Disciplines
  • Physical and vocal disciplines
  • Dramaturgy and Screenplay
  • Disciplines of music
  • Scenic desing
  • Historical and critical disciplines
  • Disciplines 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 - Archetypes
  • Basel larval masks
  • Characterization technique
  • Character’s construction
  • Sensory exercises and text analysis
  • Identification, intention, subtext
  • Contra-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 and Private character
  • Dramatic action and narrative arch
  • Audition techniques
  • Acting
  • Repertoire from auteur cinema
  • Framing: shot/reverse shot
  • The acting in the close-up and extreme close-up

From poetic drama to “Comic Melò”

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

2nd year Interpretation


Comedy of Art

  • "All'improvviso" comedy
  • The 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

Molière

  • From the Commedia dell'arte to the author
  • Archetypes and custom satire
  • The Illustre 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 - Surrealist - Futurist Theater
  • 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 - 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
  • Onomatopeic - "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 authors of theater
  • 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 and acting techniques subjects of the Accademia Internazionale di Teatro - Scuola di Recitazione Roma, are in line with programs of the best Theatre Academies of Italy, of Drama art Academies, of cinema Academies and of European theatre acting Academies, and follow Directions from DPR 212/05 (ACCADEMIE DI TEATRO - SCUOLE TEATRO AFAM) in order to obtain the Academic Bachelor of 1st level in acting.  Moreover, the plan od study is in line with artistic formative istitutions  (SCUOLA TEATRO / ACCADEMIE DI TEATRO / SCUOLE DI RECITAZIONE / ACCADEMIE RECITAZIONE / CORSI DI TEATRO), recognized by UE following Programs for european actor training  (SCUOLE TEATRO / ACCADEMIE DI TEATRO / SCUOLE DI RECITAZIONE / ACCADEMIE RECITAZIONE / CORSI RECITAZIONE)