Skenè. Journal of Theatre and Drama Studies

Founded in 2014 by Guido Avezzù, Silvia Bigliazzi, and Alessandro Serpieri, Skenè. JTDS wishes to inspire and host, in a new academic site, a vivacious debate on issues, questions and specifics of drama and theatre texts from the antiquity to the present. Areas of special interest are the forms, modes and genres of play texts, and the impact of dramaturgy and performance on their codification. The journal intends to stimulate a discussion on critical approaches to the play text and the performance text within an interdisciplinary context. Philological, linguistic, rhetorical, semiotic, and translation studies, as well as literary and philosophical hermeneutics, reception studies, sociology of theatre, and performance studies will all contribute to a lively confrontation between different perspectives and critical views. The journal promotes the interaction between international scholars of various humanistic areas, furthering a dialogue between renowned and younger researchers. 

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Skenè. Journal of Theatre and Drama Studies is a peer-reviewed publication.
Issues: Biannual (Spring and Fall), on-line and print on demand, illustrated.

ISSN 2421-4353 
Skenè. JTDS is included in the European Reference Index for the Humanities and the Social Sciences (ERIH PLUS).
ANNOUNCEMENT: Skenè 4.1 2018 (Spring Issue), for Alessandro Serpieri, will be presented on 22 May, 11 a.m., Biblioteca Centrale Universitaria "A. Frinzi", Via S. Francesco 20, Verona.
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Vol 3, No 2 (2017)

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Table of Contents


Rhythm for Situational Contexts: The Case of Ancient Greek Epic Performance PDF
Ronald Blankenborg
Iphigenia Taurica and the Narrative Artificiality of Euripides’ Prologues PDF
Marco Duranti
The Extant Rhesus and Its Two Supplementary Prologues: A Question of Affinity PDF
Nikos Manousakis
Plauti “somnium narratur”: Dreams in Plautus’ Comedy PDF
Vasiliki Kella
"Noble in body and judicious in mind like Homer": Enacting Richard II PDF
Dominique Goy-Blanquet
Macbeth’s Language PDF
David Schalkwyk
Laughing Bodies, Bodies in Pain: How Humour Approaches Torture in Two Works by Eduardo Rovner PDF
Marin Laufenberg
Interrogating Cuban Womanhood in Norge Espinosa Mendoza’s La virgencita de bronce PDF
Katherine Ford

Special Section

The Seven at War from Thebes to Aleppo. On Two Performances at the Greek Theatre of Siracusa PDF
Gherardo Ugolini
“La terra in palcoscenico”: Playing the Common Grounds of Aeschylus and Shakespeare PDF
Eric Nicholson
Arab Arts Focus – Edinburgh: Review PDF
Raphael Cormack

ISSN: 2421-4353