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Instructor Overview

The goal of this creative activity is to hone students' interpretative skills and their ability to contrast and compare artifacts produced in different cultures and contexts. First, students will read the script of a scene taken from a famous Italian movie ("Il Posto" by Ermanno Olmi). Based on their interpretation of the script, they will re-stage the scene. After that, they will watch the scene in the original movie and compare their interpretation with the original rendition. This activity was created for an intermediate Italian class (Italian 203) taught in 2017 at Duke Univerisity (Romance Studies).