Set the Stage! Teaching Italian through Theater Nicoletta Marini-Maio, Colleen Ryan-Scheutz

Publication date:
16 Dec 2008
Yale University Press
432 pages: 235 x 156 x 22mm
16 b-w photos in gallery, 1 line
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Set the Stage! is a collection of essays on teaching Italian language, literature, and culture through theater.  From theoretical background to course models, this book provides all the resources that teachers and students need to incorporate the rich and abundant Italian theater tradition into the curriculum. 

Features of the book include

  • the “Director's Handbook,” a comprehensive guide with detailed instructions for every step of the process, from choosing a text to the final performance,
  • an exclusive interview with Nobel laureate Dario Fo,
  • a foreword by prize-winning author Dacia Maraini.

Nicoletta Marini-Maio is assistant professor of Italian at Dickinson College.  Colleen Ryan-Scheutz is associate professor of Italian and director of Italian language instruction at Indiana University.

"Set the Stage includes both theoretical and practical essays that enable students and teachers to incorporate Italian theater tradition into their cirriculum." —Town Topics

“[It] is a tremendously valuable contribution to the growing body of literature on drama and theatre in foreign/second language (L2) education.”—Scenario