Activities for secondary schools II° 2020-03-10T18:59:04+01:00

Activities for secondary schools II°

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

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

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

Activities for secondary schools II°

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

First phase:

  • A visit to the Museum with a dialogic approach, during which the children 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 transpositions, 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 children.

Phase two, workshop:

  • invitation to the children’s personal eleboration of the emotions and information acquired during the previous phase.
  • choice and study of a sequence of the film Romeo and Juliet, after which the children will be encouraged to choose an excerpt and illustrate it, according to their imagination, through the graphic rendering, thus creating a “vignette” 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

The thousand faces of Don Giovanni

Especially recommended for classes III, IV and V

Numerous editions of Don Giovanni, set to music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart on a libretto by Lorenzo Da Ponte, realized by Franco Zeffirelli during his long career (seven editions), in their surprising diversity, illustrate with remarkable evidence the variety of interpretations offered by Mozart’s masterpiece.

This variety is due to the complexity of the character, who has now become part of the collective imagination, as he has reached us through the many works that, over the centuries, have seen him as a protagonist, starting from the Burlador de Sevilla by the Spanish Tirso de Molina, to Mozart and to the present day through Molière.

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The activity is developed in three phases that can be articulated in two/three meetings for a total duration of about 4 hours.

First phase: introductory meeting on the legend of Don Giovanni Tenorio in an equipped classroom located on the ground floor.

Second phase: an interactive visit with a dialogue through the rooms of the Museum, with particular attention given to the room dedicated to the various installations of Mozart’s work by Franco Zeffirelli.

Third phase: inside the equipped room, where through the support of audiovisual material (sketches, preparatory drawings, sketches, scene photos, short film clips of the work) the children will be shown the different moments in which the complex work underlying the realization of a stage set up is structured, starting from the analysis of the dramaturgical text to its realization on stage.
 Students will be encouraged to express their opinions and, at the end, will be invited to develop their own “vision” of Mozart’s work, through the creation of scenographic sketches or the writing of their own ” director’s notes”, based on their skills and preferences. Some of the works will then be exhibited within the Museum’s premises.

The visit without the workshop, lasting about 1 hour, costs 7 euros per student: The activity divided into two/three meetings costs 10 euros per student. Teachers are entitled to free admission.

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

Zeffirelli’s Inferno

Recommended for all secondary school classes

The educational activity for secondary schools II has the following objectives:

  • to understand how behind the staging of a theatre show or film there is a work that combines creativity and study.
  • to understand the importance of a working methodology based on rigorous historical and artistic documentation.
  • to learn the main elements that contribute to the production of a show: dramaturgy (subject, the text and, for cinema, the screenplay), interpretation (directing, acting and/or singing), visual performance (scenes and costumes and, for cinema, storyboards and photography).
  • solicit curiosity and the ability to observe, sharing one’s ideas in a group.
  • stimulate creativity.
  • discover how theatre relates different disciplines such as art, literature, and music.
  • to solicit a close connection between the moment of learning on stage and in the classroom.

Through the beautiful illustrations made by Zeffirelli for a film version of Dante Alighieri’s Inferno (never accomplished), students will be brought to understand how the cinematographic language can visually translate even the most complex texts.

activities for secondary schools II° Sala Inferno

The activity foro secondary schools II° develops in two different moments.

First phase:

  •  a visit to the Museum with a dialogic approach, with particular attention given to the room that houses the Inferno installation. The children will be invited to reflect on the complexity of the different elements that contribute to the making of a film. In the room dedicated to Dante’s Inferno, an actor will read some triplets.
  • illustration of the studies made by Zeffirelli during the preparation of his films, 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.

The second phase will take place in a classroom located on the ground floor of the Museum, where the students will carry out the following activities:

  • personal elaboration of the emotions and information acquired during the previous phase.
  • illustration of an excerpt from a Dantean chant according to their own imagination through graphic rendering, thus creating a personal vision of the characters (costumes) and the environment (set), or drawing a sample of their ideal storyboard, or creating a small screenplay of the chosen chant.

The visit without the workshop, lasting about 1 hour, costs 7 euros per student: The activity divided into two/three meetings costs 10 euros per student. Teachers are entitled to free admission.

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

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

  • to discover the different languages of the various spectacular genres: drama, opera and cinema.
  • to understand how behind the staging of a play or the making of a film there is a work that combines creativity and study, to get from the analysis of the script, and music to the staging, always taking into account the technical needs of the realization.
  • to learn the main elements that contribute to the making of a film: plot and script, interpretation (direction, acting); visual performance (sets and costumes, storyboard and photography).
  • to understand the importance of a working methodology based on rigorous historical and artistic documentation.
  • to stimulate curiosity and the ability to observe, sharing one’s ideas in a group.

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