Acting is an exciting way to learn a language because one's need to master the language is motivated by the desire to inhabit the imaginary circumstances created by great playwrights.
Students will advance their fluency in Italian by learning to act in Italian while in residence in Rome during the month of July at the Irish College, only a few blocks from the Colosseum. With Joseph Perricone of Fordham’s Department of Modern Languages, the students will explore structure and grammar, and expand their vocabulary by reading, writing, and speaking in a full-immersion mode in Italian. The Acting will be taught by Matthew Maguire, Director of Fordham’s Theatre Program, using a play by Nobel prize-winning author Dario Fo, Non Tutti I Ladri Vengono per Nuocere [Not All Thieves Come to Harm You]. The project will be enhanced by trips to Roman theatres, especially to plays by Nobel prize-winning playwright Luigi Pirandello, and to an opera performance by Teatro dell’Opera di Roma, performed outdoors in the ancient ruins of the Baths of Caracalla. This course satisfies the Italian core and elective credit in the Theatre major and minor.
||dates07/04/2013 — 08/01/2013
costs$2,375 + tuition
Includes Housing, course activities, supplementary insurance, phone, local transportation
housing Dorms and hostels
apply Please visit our Short-Term page for more information about our online application.
Non-Fordham applicants must include an official transcript from all colleges or universities to date and a institutional approval form
March 21st at 5pm
Applications will not be reviewed until all supporting submissions have been received.