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Commedia Plays by Barry Grantham

Title Commedia Plays
Author Barry Grantham
Publisher Nick Hern Books
Release 2006
Category Drama
Total Pages 272
ISBN 9781854598714
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A unique collection of performance pieces and improvisation exercises in the Commedia style, a companion volume to the author's best-selling Playing Commedia. Commedia Plays offers eight original short plays from across the different periods and styles of Commedia dell'Arte - suitable for performance on stage as well as classroom and workshop study. Also included is a collection of Lazzi, the pieces of 'business' that form the basis of Commedia's comic action, ranging from the 'Double Takes' to 'The Unwanted Proposal'. These can be inserted into the written text or explored and improvised in the drama studio. 'exceptionally funny... a useful working manual for the practitioner or teacher, and great fun for the more general reader' British Theatre Guide 'a good solid addition to the commedia canon... particularly useful for initiating teenagers into the essence of commedia play. In an era in which political theatre and satire are re-emerging, the commedia templates offer a unique opportunity for the exploration of current events in the social and political landscapes' Total Theatre Magazine

Title Four Commedia Dell Arte Plays with Stage Direction
Author Irene Mawer
Publisher Read Books Ltd
Release 2013-04-16
Category Drama
Total Pages 86
ISBN 1473386586
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Commedia Dell'Arte was created in Italy during the Renaissance and can be said to have been the reinvention of theatrical performance in Europe. With this fascinating collection of plays you too can put on these classic pieces.

Title Shakespeare and Commedia dell Arte
Author Artemis Preeshl
Publisher Taylor & Francis
Release 2017-07-14
Category Drama
Total Pages 302
ISBN 1317230418
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Shakespeare and Commedia dell’Arte examines the ongoing influence of commedia dell’arte on Shakespeare’s plays. Exploring the influence of commedia dell’arte improvisation, sight gags, and wordplay on the development of Shakespeare’s plays, Artemis Preeshl blends historical research with extensive practical experience to demonstrate how these techniques might be applied when producing some of Shakespeare's best-known works today. Each chapter focuses on a specific play, from A Midsummer Night’s Dream to The Winter’s Tale, drawing out elements of commedia dell’arte style in the playscripts and in contemporary performance. Including contemporary directors’ notes and interviews with actors and audience members alongside Elizabethan reviews, criticism, and commentary, Shakespeare and Commedia dell’Arte presents an invaluable resource for scholars and students of Renaissance theatre.

La Commedia Inglese by Talia Felix

Title La Commedia Inglese
Author Talia Felix
Publisher Talia Felix
Release 2010-08-02
Category
Total Pages 118
ISBN 1453697489
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The Commedia dell'Arte is best known through the works of authors like Goldoni, Scala, Molière, and other European writers. However, it has had substantial influence over English-language theater as well. This volume contains four plays of the genre, spanning from the 18th through 21st centuries. Included works cover a variety of subjects, such as "Harlequin Premier", a predecessor of the Marx Brothers' "Duck Soup" in which The Doctor seeks to alter the diet of the country of Barataria to consist of nothing but macaroni; the 20th century play "Matinata" in which the classic scenario of Harlequin's efforts to woo Columbine is played, and a recent play with an old setting, "Combat of the Masks" in which 16th century Genoa provides a story of love, alchemy and trickery where the Muses duke it out on stage. Fans of the commedia and the English stage alike are sure to benefit from this collection.Includes:Harlequin PremierScaramouch in NaxosMatinataThe Combat of the Masks

Commedia Dell arte by Thomas F. Heck

Title Commedia Dell arte
Author Thomas F. Heck
Publisher Taylor & Francis
Release 1988
Category Literary Criticism
Total Pages 450
ISBN
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Title Seventeenth Century Opera and the Sound of the Commedia dell Arte
Author Emily Wilbourne
Publisher University of Chicago Press
Release 2016-11-21
Category Music
Total Pages 256
ISBN 022640160X
Language English, Spanish, and French
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In this book, Emily Wilbourne boldly traces the roots of early opera back to the sounds of the commedia dell’arte. Along the way, she forges a new history of Italian opera, from the court pieces of the early seventeenth century to the public stages of Venice more than fifty years later. Wilbourne considers a series of case studies structured around the most important and widely explored operas of the period: Monteverdi’s lost L’Arianna, as well as his Il Ritorno d’Ulisse and L’incoronazione di Poppea; Mazzochi and Marazzoli’s L’Egisto, ovvero Chi soffre speri; and Cavalli’s L’Ormindo and L’Artemisia. As she demonstrates, the sound-in-performance aspect of commedia dell’arte theater—specifically, the use of dialect and verbal play—produced an audience that was accustomed to listening to sonic content rather than simply the literal meaning of spoken words. This, Wilbourne suggests, shaped the musical vocabularies of early opera and facilitated a musicalization of Italian theater. Highlighting productive ties between the two worlds, from the audiences and venues to the actors and singers, this work brilliantly shows how the sound of commedia performance ultimately underwrote the success of opera as a genre.

Title Dissertation Abstracts
Author
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Release 1963
Category Dissertations, Academic
Total Pages
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Language English, Spanish, and French
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Title The Plays and Fiction of Luigi Pirandello
Author Anne Paolucci
Publisher Griffon House Publications
Release 2009
Category Literary Criticism
Total Pages 214
ISBN
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Title The Theatre Handbook and Digest of Plays
Author Bernard Sobel
Publisher
Release 1948
Category Drama
Total Pages 897
ISBN
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Donated by Sydney Harris.

Playing Commedia by Barry Grantham

Title Playing Commedia
Author Barry Grantham
Publisher Heinemann Drama
Release 2001
Category Performing Arts
Total Pages 272
ISBN
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This book consists of practical games and exercises to introduce actors, directors, and teachers to the skill, characters, and history of Commedia dell' Arte.

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