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The Commedia Dell Arte

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Author: Winifred Smith
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Size: 47.40 MB
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Category : Commedia dell'arte
Languages : en
Pages : 338
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The World Of Harlequin

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Author: Allardyce Nicoll
Publisher: CUP Archive
ISBN: 9780521291323
Size: 38.66 MB
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Category : Drama
Languages : en
Pages : 242
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In this classic study of the Commedia dell 'Arte, printed in several editions and languages since its first publication in 1963, one of Allardyce Nicoll's chief concerns is to show how and why the figure of Harlequin came to predominate among recognised stage types. Tracing the history and influence of the Commedia, he also focuses on the characters of Punch, Pantaloon, Zany, Pierrot, Columbine, and Scaramouche.

The Commedia Dell Arte Of Flaminio Scala

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Author: Flaminio Scala
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0810862077
Size: 19.96 MB
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Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 341
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This is a translation with detailed commentary of 30 commedia dell'arte scenarios first published in 1611 by Flaminio Scala. It aims principally to demonstrate the methodology of Italian improvised theater and the constant interchange of plot, characterization, and scene structure between scripted and improvised comedy.

Music And Women Of The Commedia Dell Arte

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Author: Anne MacNeil
Publisher: Liturgical Press
ISBN: 9780198166894
Size: 70.19 MB
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Category : Music
Languages : en
Pages : 360
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Music and the Commedia dell'Arte narrates the story of the most famous commedia dell'arte troupe of the late Renaissance, focusing in particular on the representation of women on stage and on the role of music-making in their craft. In its thorough integration of the fields of music history,theatre history, performance studies, women's studies and Classics, this is the first comprehensive analysis of the leading actresses of the Compagnia dei Gelosi and their contributions to the Renaissance stage. Including an extensive survey of documents concerning comedians, their patrons,colleagues and audiences, Music and the Commedia dell'Arte provides a rich context for the study of musical-theatrical performance before the advent of opera and re-defines our perceptions of women, music and theatre in the Renaissance.

Studies In The Commedia Dell Arte

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Author: David J. George
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Size: 67.47 MB
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Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 278
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The original commedia dell'arte in late sixteenth-century Italy was performed by traveling players who improvised their plays around a basic plot or scenario. The best known commedia characters were the comic servants like Harlequin and Pierrot who have become almost household names. The commedia dell'arte players soon moved to other European countries, and the genre was transformed in the process, particularly in France. Over the centuries the commedia has been adapted to suit the needs of successive cultural movements, and has become a symbolic theme not only in drama, but also in other branches of literature, as well as in art and music. This book examines manifestations of the commedia dell'arte from Shakespeare to Dario Fo. The emphasis is on the variety and richness of the commedia, and includes discussion of music and poetry as well as drama, popular culture and the avant garde. Another feature of the book is its comprehensive and integrated coverage of the cross-cultural nature of the commedia: it draws together a collection of experts in major European Languages and literatures (including Latin American literature) and provides a new angle for discussion of a phenomenon until now covered mainly from the viewpoint of the drama historian.

Befriending The Commedia Dell Arte Of Flaminio Scala

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Author: Natalie Crohn Schmitt
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 1442648996
Size: 55.69 MB
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Category : Drama
Languages : en
Pages : 328
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Schmitt demonstrates that the commedia dell'arte relied as much on craftsmanship as on improvisation and that Scala's scenarios are a treasure trove of social commentary on early modern daily life in Italy.

The Commedia Dell Arte And Its Influence On French Comedy In The Seventeenth Century

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Author: Isidore Adolphe Schwartz
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Size: 65.72 MB
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Category : Commedia dell'arte
Languages : en
Pages : 192
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Commedia Dell Arte In Context

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Author: Christopher B. Balme
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1108670571
Size: 12.17 MB
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Category : Drama
Languages : en
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The commedia dell'arte, the improvised Italian theatre that dominated the European stage from 1550 to 1750, is arguably the most famous theatre tradition to emerge from Europe in the early modern period. Its celebrated masks have come to symbolize theatre itself and have become part of the European cultural imagination. Over the past twenty years a revolution in commedia dell'arte scholarship has taken place, generated mainly by a number of distinguished Italian scholars. Their work, in which they have radically separated out the myth from the history of the phenomenon remains, however, largely untranslated into English (or any other language). The present volume gathers together these Italian and English-speaking scholars to synthesize for the first time this research for both specialist and non-specialist readers. The book is structured around key topics that span both the early modern period and the twentieth-century reinvention of the commedia dell'arte.

The Comic Mask In The Commedia Dell Arte

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Author: Antonio Fava
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Size: 25.29 MB
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Category : Drama
Languages : en
Pages : 182
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"The mask - as object, symbol, character, theatrical practice, even spectacle - is the central metaphor around which Fava builds his discussion of structure, themes, characters, and methods. His book combines historical fact, personal experience, philosophical speculation, and passionate opinion. Including period drawings, prints, and color photographs of leather masks made by Fava himself, The Comic Mask in the Commedia dell'Arte is a rich work of singular insight into one of the world's most venerable forms of theater." --Book Jacket.

Italian Popular Comedy

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Author: Kathleen Marguerite Lea
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Size: 72.29 MB
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Category : Commedia dell'arte
Languages : en
Pages : 697
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The Scarlet Heart

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Author: Allison Williams
Publisher: Theatrefolk
ISBN: 1926533275
Size: 16.14 MB
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Category : Comedy
Languages : en
Pages : 59
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Lazzi

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Author: Mel Gordon
Publisher: Paj Publications
ISBN: 9780933826694
Size: 17.18 MB
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Category : Drama
Languages : en
Pages : 92
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"An important addition to the literature on Italian Commedia dell'Arte."--Choice This best-selling PAJ volume presents over 250 comedy routines used by commedia performers in Europe from 1550 to 1750. Includes an introduction, two complete commedia scenarios, and a glossary of commedia characters.

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