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 1, Studies 2, 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.                                                                                                


Mercoledì 9 novembre 2016 

Sala dei Cavalieri, Palazzo Ridolfi*
Stradone Maffei, 3 - Verona

Presentazione di: Skenè. Texts and Studies & Skenè. Journal of Theatre and Drama Studies

ore 15.00

Dialogo con gli autori:

David Schalkwyk, Words in the World: The Bakhtin Circle (con Silvia Bigliazzi, Università di Verona)

M. Serena Marchesi, 5 November 1866. The Story of Henry Irving and Dion Boucicault’s Hunted Down, or, The Two Lives of Mary Leigh (con Lisanna Calvi, Università di Verona)

Gherardo Ugolini (ed.), Lisanna Calvi, Stefan Rabanus (tr.), Ulrich von Wilamowitz, What is an Attic Tragedy? (con Anton Bierl, Università di Basilea)

ore 17.00 

Skenè. JTDS 1:2 2015: Short Forms e Skenè. JTDS 2:1 2016: Catharsis, Ancient and Modern (con Nicola Pasqualicchio, Gherardo Ugolini e Guido Avezzù, Università di Verona)


* g. c. dal Liceo Statale "C. Montanari" 


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


The 2.1 Spring issue of Skenè. Journal of Theatre and Drama Studies dedicated to Catharsis, Ancient and Modern is available here.

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.

Open call for papers: Skenè. JTDS - see here

Open call for special issues: Skenè. JTDS - see here


Forthcoming issues of Skenè. Texts and Studies - see here


How to publish with Skenè. Texts and Studies - see here


Volumes 1 and 2 of Studies II are available 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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