Chair: Alessio Francesco Palmieri-Marinoni
‘The man who walks and soils such silken gear—a fool does this; a twice-fool, with no fear’*
Classical Greek theatre may be seen as a sort of textile historiography. The tragedies, like the comedies, offer spectators a cross-section view of the complex anthropological, socio-economic and symbolic meanings which textile objects had for the Greek man in everyday life; likewise, adoption of particular styles of clothing linked to as many types of fabrics ‘chronicled’ and ‘declaimed’ the origin, actions and intentions of the characters on the ancient stage.
This seminar will proceed through analysis of several classical Greek theatrical scripts and comparison with iconographic sources and contemporary theatrical productions to trace the evolution of the semantics of textiles and clothing proper to classical theatre.
* Aeschylus, Agamemnon, v. 920
6th of April, 2019
10am - 1pm | 2pm - 5pm
at Fondazione Arte della Seta Lisio
via Benedetto Fortini 143, 50125 Firenze
Students, students of history of costume, history of fashion, historical tailoring, tour guides, art critics, cultural and textile heritage operators, enthusiasts.
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- 36,00 €
free lunch (delivery takeout available)