SKENÈ - Theatre and Drama Studies

The Skenè Project is a scholarly enterprise devoted to research in the field of theatre and drama from the antiquity to the present. It was established in 2014 by a group of scholars in the humanities from the University of Verona and includes:

a peer-reviewed on-line journal (Skenè. Journal of Theatre and Drama Studies);

a series (Skenè. Texts and Studies), including three sections (Studies I, Studies II, and Texts);

hypertext databases (Skenè. Digital Archives).

Drawing contributions from distinguished scholars of theatre and in the humanities but also encouraging the collaboration of young researchers, the Skenè Project aims at fostering and furthering contemporary critical debate on drama and theatre texts and at promoting a fertile confrontation between different critical approaches with an emphasis on international and interdisciplinary perspectives.
The Project also revolves around the creation of digital research tools such as hypertext databases and archives designed to make available to scholars and students a corpus of dramatic source material, scripts and criticism. The Skenè Project also embraces the on-line and print-on-demand publication of a series of volumes, in English or parallel text, including textual editions, translations and monographs.                                                                                                

Skenè. Journal of Theatre and Drama Studies, 2:1, 2016, "Catharsis, Ancient and Modern" is online. Click here to view and download the full issue and/or the individual articles


Forthcoming issue of Skenè. JTDS: 2.2 (Fall 2016)


Call for contributions for the 3.1 Spring issue

2016 Verona Events: An international conference to celebrate Shakespeare's fourth centenary


The 1.2 Fall issue of Skenè. Journal of Theatre and Drama Studies dedicated to Short Forms is available here.


The 1.1 Spring issue of Skenè. Journal of Theatre and Drama Studies dedicated to the Chorus in Drama is available here.


Forthcoming publications in Skenè. Texts and Studies: click here.

Volumes 1 and 2 of Studies II are also online:

  1. Andrew Brown, The Length of the Prologue of Aeschylus’s Choephori
  2. Alessandro Serpieri, Shakespeare’s Drama in Poetry

Click here to view or download the single volumes.                                             




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