The Routledge Companion to Commedia dell'Arte

From Commedia dell’Arte got here archetypal characters which are nonetheless with us at the present time, akin to Harlequin and Pantalone, and the rediscovered craft of writing comedian dramas and masked theatre. From it got here the forces that helped create and effect Opera, Ballet, Pantomime, Shakespeare, Moliere, Lopes de Vega, Goldoni, Meyerhold, or even the glove puppet, Mr Punch.

The Routledge significant other to Commedia dell’Arte is a wide-ranging quantity written by way of over 50 specialists, that strains the historical past, features, and improvement of this interesting but elusive theatre shape. In synthesizing the weather of Commedia, this ebook introduces the background of the Sartori masks studio; provides a comparability among Gozzi and Goldoni’s complex and adverse techniques to theatre; invitations discussions on Commedia’s relevance to Shakespeare, and illuminates re-interpretations of Commedia nowa days.

The authors are drawn from actors, mask-makers, pedagogues, administrators, running shoes and lecturers, all of whom upload precise insights into this most enjoyable of theatre kinds. impressive contributions include:

•       Donato Sartori at the twentieth century Sartori mask
•       Rob Henke on shape and freedom
•       Anna Cottis on Carlo Boso
•       Didi Hopkins on One guy, Guv’nors  
•       Kenneth Richards on appearing companies
•       Antonio Fava on Pulcinella
•       Joan Schirle on Carlo Mazzone-Clementi and girls in Commedia
•       and M.A. Katritzky on images

Olly Crick is a performer, coach and director, having educated in Commedia below Barry Grantham and Carlo Boso. he's founding father of The great previous Spot Theatre corporation.

Judith Chaffee is affiliate Professor of Theatre at Boston college, and Head of stream education for Actors. She expert in Commedia with Antonio Fava, Julie Goell, Stanley Allen Sherman, and Carlos Garcia Estevez.

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