Commedia dell Arte in Context

While the commedia dellʼarte has certainly influenced twentieth-century experimental theatre to a significant degree, its influence on theatre at the beginning of the century was much greater. The question then was how the most ...

Commedia dell Arte in Context

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.

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Commedia dell'Arte in Context
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Christopher B. Balme, Piermario Vescovo, Daniele Vianello
Categories: Drama
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-04-05 - Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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.
Commedia dell'Arte Scenarios
Language: en
Pages: 294
Authors: Sergio Costola
Categories: Performing Arts
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-11-12 - Publisher: Routledge

Commedia dell'Arte Scenarios gathers together a collection of scenarios from some of the most important Commedia dell'Arte manuscripts, many of which have never been published in English before. Each script is accompanied by an editorial commentary that sets out its historical context and the backstory of its composition and dramaturgical
Commedia dell’Arte for the 21st Century
Language: en
Pages: 308
Authors: Corinna Di Niro, Olly Crick
Categories: Performing Arts
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-12-31 - Publisher: Routledge

This book discusses the evolution of Commedia dell’Arte in the Asia-Pacific where through the process of reinvention and recreation it has emerged as a variety of hybrids and praxes, all in some ways faithful to the recreated European genre. The contributors in this collection chart their own training in the
The Routledge Handbook of Philosophy and Improvisation in the Arts
Language: en
Pages: 756
Authors: Alessandro Bertinetto, Marcello Ruta
Categories: Philosophy
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-07-22 - Publisher: Routledge

Over the last few decades, the notion of improvisation has enriched and dynamized research on traditional philosophies of music, theatre, dance, poetry, and even visual art. This Handbook offers readers an authoritative collection of accessible articles on the philosophy of improvisation, synthesizing and explaining various subjects and issues from the
Francis Bacon’s Hidden Hand in Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice
Language: en
Pages: 326
Authors: Christina G. Waldman
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-07-01 - Publisher: Algora Publishing

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