Universität Wien FIND

170301 VO Lecture on the History of Theatre (2017S)

1600. Behind the Scenes of Opera

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max. 200 participants
Language: German

Examination dates

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

As of what date is there such a thing as „musical theatre“ in Europe?
Who came up with the idea that there is a fixed date for this?
(actually, what’s the difference between ‚musical theatre’ and ‚theatre with music’?)
When was the term „opera“ coined, and what different historical school of opera existed in the 16th and 17th centuries?
How many 17th century operas and opera composers do you know? (and how many will you know by the end of the semester?)
What is different on stage when people are singing?

Monday 06.03. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 3 2A211 2.OG UZA II Geo-Zentrum
Monday 20.03. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 3 2A211 2.OG UZA II Geo-Zentrum
Monday 27.03. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 3 2A211 2.OG UZA II Geo-Zentrum
Monday 03.04. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 3 2A211 2.OG UZA II Geo-Zentrum
Monday 24.04. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 3 2A211 2.OG UZA II Geo-Zentrum
Monday 08.05. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 3 2A211 2.OG UZA II Geo-Zentrum
Monday 15.05. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 3 2A211 2.OG UZA II Geo-Zentrum
Monday 22.05. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 3 2A211 2.OG UZA II Geo-Zentrum
Monday 29.05. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 3 2A211 2.OG UZA II Geo-Zentrum
Monday 12.06. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 3 2A211 2.OG UZA II Geo-Zentrum
Monday 19.06. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 3 2A211 2.OG UZA II Geo-Zentrum

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Aims, contents and method of the course

Goals:
• Gaining a transdisciplinary, historically informed perspective on European musical theater
• Strengthening abilities to critically examine ideas of history and historicist myth construction (also beyond the issue of musical theater)
• Encouraging continued academic engagement with interdisciplinary research fields

Content:
The lectures concern the development and institutionalization of music(al) theater in Europe during the 16th and 17th centuries, and will focus especially on broader historical contexts, interdisciplinary and transnational aspects, and the anthropological of classical singing and theater at large.

Approach:
lecturing, additional reading, assisted individual contextualization
For international students, the core content will also be referred in English (weekly sum-up in class).

Assessment and permitted materials

written exam of 90 minutes (single graded effort)

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

A sample exam and sample questions will be explained in class.

To attend this class, no musicological (i.e. reading music) knowledge or command of Italian is required. You may, however, acquire a bit of both over the course of the semester.

Examination topics

s.a., "Leistungskontrolle"
The graded efforts require a knowledge of the class contents, the assigned readings, and an independent self-effort in connecting elements.

Reading list

Required (=exam material) and additional reading will be available via Moodle.
There is no lecture script.

Association in the course directory

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