LiteratureLIT 151J Modern Italian Theater: The Spectacle of Reason and Madness

Authors include Nobel Prize winners Luigi Pirandello (1934) and Dario Fo (1997). Topics: relation of modern theater's innovative forms to medieval street performance and early modern commedia dell'arte, theme of the inversion of reason and madness as instrument of social critique, modern dramatic theory. Critical approach designations: Geographies, Media.