Activities for secondary schools I° 2020-03-09T17:13:02+01:00

Activities for secondary schools I°

Laugh, clown!

Activities for secondary schools I°. Especially recommended for classes I and II

Thanks to the small company of traveling actors, whose story has been staged several times by Franco Zeffirelli, the children will be put in touch with the magic of opera and the mysteries of theatrical staging.

Activities for secondary schools I°

The activity for secondary schools develops in two different moments.

The first takes place through the rooms of the Museum, where the pupils will be taken on an interactive guided tour, with particular attention given to the room dedicated to the different productions  of Ruggero Leoncavallo’s opera created by Franco Zeffirelli.

Here the story of Canio / Pagliaccio and Nedda / Colombina will be told, through the explanation of different set designs, the colorful sketches for the costumes and a three-dimensional model of the stage.

Subsequently, in a classroom located on the ground floor, children will be offered some excerpts from the opera and will be invited to produce their own vision through their drawings, reflecting on the characters and the locations where the action takes place. Some of the works will then be exhibited in the Museum’s premises.

The visit without the workshop, which lasts about 45 minutes, costs 5 euros per student.
 The visit + the workshop, lasting about 2 hours, costs 7 euros per student. Teachers are entitled to free admission.

For information and reservations about the activities for secondary schools I°: e-mail address: education@fondazionefrancozeffirelli.com,  tel. +39 055 281038

With Romeo and Juliet: become a director for a day!

Especially recommended for classes I, II and III

The activities for secondary schools I° have the following objectives:

  • to understand how behind the staging of a play there is a work that combines creativity and study.
  • to stimulate the curiosity and the ability to observe, sharing the students’ideas in groups.
  • to stimulate creativity, inviting students to develop their own vision of the work.
  • to discover how opera theatre relates different disciplines such as fine arts, literature and music.

Through the story of Romeo and Juliet, the students will be taught to understand the differences and similarities between theatrical and cinematographic language.

Activities for secondary schools I°

The activity for secondary schools I° develops in two different moments.

First phase:

  • A visit to the Museum with a dialogic approach, during which the students will be invited to reflect on the complexity of the different elements that contribute to the creation of a work for the cinema.
  • Illustration of the Shakespearean productions for Zeffirelli’s theatre and  cinematographic adaptations, with the explanation of what a storyboard is.
  • guided viewing of the video illustrating the many fields of Zeffirelli’s activity in theatre and cinema.
  • listening to the ideas expressed by the students.

Phase two, workshop:

  • the students will be invited to produce a personal eleboration of the emotions and information acquired during the previous phase;
  • screening and study of a sequence of the film Romeo and Juliet, after which the students will be encouraged to choose an excerpt and illustrate it, according to their imagination, through the graphic rendering, thus creating a sample of their ideal storyboard. Some of the works will then be exhibited in the Museum’s premises.

The visit without the workshop, which lasts about 45 minutes, costs 5 euros per student.
 The visit + the workshop, lasting about 2 hours, costs 7 euros per student. Teachers are entitled to free admission.

For information and reservations: e-mail address: education@fondazionefrancozeffirelli.com,  tel. +39 055 281038

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