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Commedia Dell'Arte: A scene study book

By: Rolfe, BariPublication details: Personabooks 1977Subject(s): Scenes -- monologues -- commedia dell'arte -- comedy
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Item type Current library Call number Status Date due Barcode Item holds
Scenes and Monologues Scenes and Monologues Theatre Alberta Library
SCN ROL Available 3025525
Scenes and Monologues Scenes and Monologues Theatre Alberta Library
SCN ROL Available 3006002
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scenes - monologues - comedy

Commedia dell'arte, a play form that is physical, non-realistic, containing cartoon-like fixed characters which pokes fun at some middle-class values... If a class or group wants to do scene work alone, it will find many benefits coming out of meeting the challenges set by this form. Commedia in the classroom can open doors to playing in many forms. Its broad comedy is useful for playing any comedy - high, low, or farce... Commedia makes the actor the most important element in the play, since language is negligible and plot is simple. The play is in his/her hands - and feet and body. One is helped by verbal wit and sure-fire gags, but ultimately the play works when the characters' inflexible desires in difficult situations, manifested physically and even acrobatically, are convincing and of concern to the audience.

Contains scenes and monologues for the following characters: Arlecchino ; Brighella ; Colombina ; Pantalone ; Il Dottore ; Il Capitano ; Isabella ; Lelio ; Mischellaneous

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