Speechless Spectacles

Commedia pantomime in France, England, and the Americas during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries

Authored by: Matthew R. Wilson

The Routledge Companion to Commedia dell’Arte

Print publication date:  December  2014
Online publication date:  November  2014

Print ISBN: 9780415745062
eBook ISBN: 9781315750842
Adobe ISBN: 9781317613374

10.4324/9781315750842.ch37

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Abstract

The 500-year-long tradition of Commedia dell’Arte is like a tree with many branches, some of which grow far apart and bear little resemblance to one another.

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