October 15, 2020
Seminar | The Human Drama. Theatrical Costume in the Footsteps of Ancient Dress.
In the 20th and (thus far in the) 21st century, classical theatre performances multiplied throughout the world. The seminar will focus on case studies linked to classical tragedy to point up how directors’ choices and interpretations attribute meanings and functions to costume.
The Human Drama. Theatrical Costume in the Footsteps of Ancient Dress.

Cover illustration: Medea's Dress, Piero Tosi, 1969

 Chair: Alessio Francesco Palmieri Marinoni.

In the 20th and (thus far in the) 21st century, classical theatre performances multiplied throughout the world. The ancient theatre of the Greeks and Romans has come back to life in the contemporary imagination; it converses with other media and fascinates directors and playwrights, actors and audiences, readers, students and aficionados.

This growing, increasingly demanding public, which perceives ancient drama as something profoundly topical, will find here a synthesis of the last century of theatre history organised by themes, trends, and exemplary cases – as well as the tools needed to discover, or rediscover, the classical theatre and to actively participate in a satisfying collective theatrical experience.

The seminar will focus on case studies linked to classical tragedy to point up how directors’ choices and interpretations attribute meanings and functions to costume.

SEMINAR PROGRAM:

  • The rediscovery of tragedy
  • Period costume or contemporary dress
  • The costume-text-society paradigm
  • Analysis of the costumes in Pier Paolo Pasolini’s Medea
  • Comparison of Peter Stein’s Orestea and Bob Wilson’s Odyssey

SUGGESTED BOOK TO READ:

Cavalli, M. (2008) Lo spettacolo nel mondo greco, Bruno Mondadori Editori

Dunbar, Z. – Harrop, S. (2018) Greek Tragedy and the Contemporary Actor, Palgrave McMillan

Thursday 15 October 2020

5pm - 7pm (2 hours)

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in LIVESTREAMING via ZOOM

INTENDED FOR
Students and history of costume experts, history of fashion, historical tailoring, tour guides, art critics, cultural and textile heritage operators, enthusiasts.

AT THE END OF THE COURSE
Certificate of participation

ENROLLMENT
To register, please send the enrollment form to the email address info@fondazionelisio.org ; then pay the fee by credit cars through the form at the end of the page

or pay by  offline payments 

LIVESTREAMING 
The seminar will be available by online video platform Zoom. You need to have a device with internet working connection. The webinar is provided in Italian languange.

FEE

  • € 28,00

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