Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas

History of Theatre - 2nd semester

Code

711091132

Academic unit

Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas

Department

Estudos Portugueses

Credits

6

Teacher in charge

Helena Barbas

Weekly hours

4

Teaching language

Portuguese-English

Objectives

a) To learn to recognize the specificity of the dramatic text;
b) Identify the problems inherent to theatrical representation;
c) To recognize the complexity of the scenic space;
d) To study the origins of the ancient and Portuguese Theatre.

Prerequisites

Not aplicable.

Subject matter

The sacred and profane theatre origins

1. The Greek drama – Aristotle \"Poetics\" (335 b.C.);
a) Tragedy: Aeschylus´ \"Prometheus Bound\" (472 b.C.) ; Sophocles´ \"Aedipus King\" (429 b.C.);
b) Comedy: Aristophanes´ \"The Frogs\" (405 b.C.)
2. The first national stagings – Gil Vicente
a) \"O Auto do Vaqueiro\" (1502);
b) \"Auto da Barca do Inferno\" (1517);
c) \"Pranto de Maria Parda\" (1522);
d) \"As Cortes de Júpiter (1521);
3. Almeida Garrett´s refounding of the Portuguese Theatre:
a) Tragedy: \"Frei Luis de Sousa\" (1843);
b) Comedies: \"Um Auto de Gil Vicente\" (1838); \"Falar Verdade a Mentir\" (1846); \"As Profecias do Bandarra\" (1848);
4. Inheritances and modern remakes:
a) Jean Giraudoux´ \"La Guerre de Troie n’aura pas Lieu\" (1935);
b) Armando Nascimento Rosa´s \"Um Édipo\" (2012);
c) Luis Miguel Cintra´s \"Íon\" (2014)

Bibliography

Barbas, Helena. \"Almeida Garret o Trovador Moderno\". Salamandra, Lisboa. 1995.
Borie, Monique, et al. \"Estética Teatral – Textos de Platão a Brecht - antologia teórica\". Trad. Helena Barbas. Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisboa. 2009 (3ª.).
Mollinari, Cesare. “História do Teatro”. Trad. Sandra Escobar. Edições 70, Lisboa. 2010.
Picchio, Luciana Stegagno. \"História do Teatro Português\". Portugália Editora, Lisboa. 1964.
Romilly, Jacqueline de. \"A Tragédia Grega\". Trad. Leonor Santa-Bárbara. Edições 70, Lisboa. 2008
Recursos on-line / on-line resources
Centro de Estudos de Teatro – FLUL - http://www.fl.ul.pt/cet

Teaching method

Lecturing with multimedia support (60%); class discussions and analysis of oral and written texts, presentation and discussion of student papers (40%).

Evaluation method

Evaluation method: a critical review/commentary of one of the books from the secondary bibliography (20%); a short essay / Monograph oriented by the teacher on a topic to be proposed (2,000 words 60%) ; oral presentation of the monograph together with interventions in class (20%). End of semester exam: the test (50%) and the scheduled exercises (50%) will contribute equally to the final grade.

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