Queen's University

Pirandello's Theatre (LLCU 257)

LLCU 257 (Fall:2018) Pirandello’s Theatre

SLOT 41 (Mondays 1:00 – 2:30 & Wednesdays 11:30 - 1:00)

Room: Ontario Hall 206 Instructor: Dr. Donato Santeramo ds19@queensu.ca

Luigi Pirandello is considered one of the most influential and innovative playwrights/novelists of the 20th century. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1934.

The course will offer an in-depth study of Luigi Pirandello’s most important dramatic works, together with analyses of his theoretical essays on theatre. His three-year directorship of the Teatro d’Arte in Rome will also be examined. Pirandello’s plays and theory will be studied in a European context. Particular attention will be paid to the following plays: Six Characters in Search of an Author, Each in his Own Way, Henry IV, The Feast of Our Lord of the Ships, The New Colony, Tonight We Improvise and The Mountain Giants.

Film versions of several of these plays will be screened.

The course will be taught in English together with ITLN 357*. Written work and tests are in English. All readings are in English.