Commedia for the Contemporary Theatre Maker

Authored by: Davis Robinson

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


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The vitality and spontaneity of Commedia dell’Arte as an acting style, and the tradition of performing with masks, has applications to many contemporary theatre forms far beyond the traditional scenarios normally associated with Commedia. One need not wait to be cast in a revival of The Servant of Two Masters or Scapin to find that Commedia training is a useful tool for the contemporary actor.

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