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Commedia Plays by
Call Number: 852 GRA
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.
The World of Commedia dell'arte
Italian Comedy Theatre
Italian Comedy by
Call Number: 852 DUC
Illustrated history of the beginnings, growth and influence of the commedia dell' arte. Describes improvisations, staging, marks, scenarios, acting troupes, and origins.