Instructor: Elissa Tognozzi
In Italian 131 we read and analyze plays by Italian authors focusing on the social and political environments they represent as a means to better understand contemporary Italian life and society. Before reading each play, we will discuss its author and her/his historical and cultural background. We will also continue working on the four skills of language proficiency: listening, speaking, reading and writing. Additional work includes theatre improvisation games, videotaping of short role plays, and focus on fluency and pronunciation. Taught in Italian.