School of Drama Study Abroad in Rome: Spring 2010

7 Oct

School of Drama Study Abroad in Rome: Spring 2010

The School of Drama is thrilled to offer its first annual spring-quarter study abroad program in Rome, Italy, offering a total of 15 credits:

Staging the City (Drama 494 – 5 credits)
Art and Identity in Early Modern Rome (Art H 497 – 5 credits)
Students will also complete an Independent Research project
(Drama 499 – 5 credits)

INFORMATION SESSION: Wednesday October 21st, 3:30 p.m.
Room XXX Hutchinson Hall

Staging the City:
Performance, Power, and Identity in Rome from Empire to the Enlightenment
March 29 – June 4, 2010

Using 1,500 years of performance traditions – plays, pageants, spectacles and gladiatorial games, opera, literature, art and architecture – this broad humanities course considers how Rome created, maintained, and promoted its own image of imperial and cultural power – first as the heart of the Roman Empire, then as the capital of Catholic Christiandom, later as a city of Papal Princes, and the epicenter of high culture on any European tour. How Rome occupied its unique charismatic position in European history is largely a product of its own self-promotion. Rome the city invented Rome the ideal, and that act can be read as a powerful performance of civic identity.
The program is conducted at the Palazzo Pio, the University of Washington’s Rome Center, located in the historic center of the city. The palazzo, a fully remodeled seventeenth-century structure that sits on the foundations of the ancient theater of Pompey (55 B.C.), rises next to the Campo de’ Fiori, one of Rome’s favorite locales, a bustling open market during the day and lively social venue at night.

For an online application or for information about the program courses, instructors, cost, and much more, please see:

DO NOT MISS THIS AMAZING OPPORTUNITY! The priority deadline for applications is Friday, November 20th at 12:00 a.m.


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