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 Highbeam Encyclopedia - Search Results for Commedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
commedia dell'arte COMMEDIA DELL'ARTE [commedia dell'arte], popular form of comedy employing improvised dialogue and masked characters that flourished in Italy from the 16th to the 18th cent.
Feminae ludentes nella commedia rinascimentale italiana: gli esempi di Calandria e Veniexiana.
Dante Composes The "Divina Commedia": Dante Composes The 'Divina Commedia'
www.encyclopedia.com /SearchResults.aspx?Q=Commedia   (457 words)

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Commedia dell'Arte is a type of comedy developed in 16th and 17th century Italy, characterized by improvised text based on plot outlines (scenarios).
Commedia dell'Arte, meaning "artistic comedy", was a theatrical, often humorous and bawdy presentation by actors who travelled throughout 16th century Italy.
Hailed as the precursor of the pantomime and the harlequinade, the Commedia dell'Arte survived because of its enormous influence on the written word.
www.lycos.com /info/commedia-dellarte.html   (544 words)

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Commedia dell'arte is a truly popular form of theatre - of the people, by the people, for the people.
Commedia dell'arte is definitely an art form centred on people and their world.
Commedia del'Arte emerged in Tuscany around 1550, Although its origins are hazy due to the illiteracy of its first performers and audience, it is believed to have stemmed from the carnivals in Italy.
www.lycos.com /info/commedia-dellarte--miscellaneous.html   (402 words)

 The History Of British Pantomime   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
Commedia was a very physical type of theatre that used dance, music, tumbling, acrobatics and buffoonery.
Commedia spread across Europe from Italy to France and by the middle of the 17th century began to be popular in England.
The Commedia Dell'art from which it is derived has all but died as, eventually, does all theatre which becomes fossilised.
www.limelightscripts.co.uk /scripts/history.htm   (2319 words)

 Commedia dellArte - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Commedia dellArte - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Commedia dell'Arte, an improvised form of popular comedy, a seminal influence in European theatre, originating in northern Italy in the 1550s and...
While the elite were being entertained by Neo-Classical drama and spectacle, the general public was treated to commedia dell’arte, a vibrant, popular...
uk.encarta.msn.com /Commedia_dellArte.html   (110 words)

 Commedia dell'Arte Bibliography
Commedia dell'Arte: From the Renaissance to Dario Fo.
The Commedia Dell'Arte and the Masks of Amleto and Donato Sartori.
A., PH.D. The Commedia dell'Arte and Its Influence on French Comedy in the Seventeenth Century.
www.commedia-dell-arte.com /bibout.htm   (211 words)

 www.delpiano.com: Carnival of Venice - Commedia dell'Arte   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
La Commedia dell'Arte literally means "Artistic Comedy", probably named as a contraposition to the standard way of making theater in that period.
The Commedia dell'Arte had its start in the second half of the 16th century, in a period when theater plays were classic, stylish, cold and rigorous.
The Commedia dell'Arte bases its charme on the free improvisation on stage.
www.delpiano.com /carnival/html/commedia.html   (226 words)

 Brief History on Commedia dell'arte   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
Commedia dell'arte (comedy of artists) originated in streets and market places of the early Italian Renaissance, although it's roots can be traced as far back as far as Ancient Greek and Roman Theatre.
The style and formula of commedia is now surviving well into the late 20th century and beyond continuing the tradition as an artistic institution where gifted actors create some of the most memorable, historic physical characters the theatre has ever seen.
It is from the Commedia world where such characters as Arlechinno (Harlequin), Columbina, Pulcinella (Punch), The Doctor, The Captain and Pantalone emerged to reign in theatre for centuries.
www.flash.net /~trshane/dellarte.htm   (359 words)

 Art -- Commedia dell'arte
Commedia dell'arte is definitely an artform centred on people and their world.
Although its origins are hazy due to the illiteracy of its first performers and audience, it is believed to have stemmed from the carnivals in Italy during the sixteenth century.
In this way, Commedia was designed by troupes, simply the Italian public, for their audience and the people.
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 Heinemann Books: Playing Commedia
Playing Commedia offers a practical guide to the skills, characters and history of Commedia dell'Arte through graded games and illustrated exercises.
Commedia dell'Arte sprang up in Italy in the mid-16th century, consisting of improvised comedies played out by "stock" characters, distinguished by their masks, costumes and physical attitudes.
Interest in Commedia has never died, and its techniques and plots have survived into modern times in the work of Charlie Chaplin, Laurel and Hardy and Theatre de Complicité.
books.heinemann.com /products/E00346.aspx   (268 words)

 Amazon.fr : Commedia Dell'Arte: A Handbook for Troupes: Livres en anglais: John Rudlin,Olly Crick   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
Both Rudlin and Crick have directed and/or performed commedia dell'arte, and they bring historical, theoretical, and practical perspectives to the text.
As interesting as the historical material is the information on contemporary 20th-century commedia dell'arte troupes who perform in English, including one in this reviewer's own state of Texas.
Commedia dell'Arte: An Actor's Handbook [is] the most important thing available to student groups [and] to theatrical practitioners.
www.amazon.fr /Commedia-DellArte-A-Handbook-Troupes/dp/0415204089   (436 words)

 School Work on Outline the background and theatre style of Commedia dell arte with reference to practical drama lessons
Commedia dell’arte, from its humble beginnings in the late 1500s, evolved into a form of theatre that influenced dozens of playwrights and a countless number of performers.
Commedia dell’arte began in Italy, with performances in open town squares and carnivals.
The type of performance one would expect out of a commedia dell’arte troupe would be one that was loud, colourful, and energetic.
www.123schoolwork.com /show_essay/216231.html   (245 words)

 DANCE: IN PARIS IN 1604 - New York Times
Yet decorum was always maintained and it was clear that the rules for dancing were as strict as those for writing sonnets.
Quite another matter were the grotesque and bawdy commedia dellarte dances.
The difference between styles became obvious when the commedia players launched into a branle, a circle dance that had been previously performed by the aristocrats.
query.nytimes.com /gst/fullpage.html?res=9A01E4DB133BF935A15753C1A965948260   (374 words)

Bucknell, Peter, Commedia dell'Arte at the Court of Louis XIV, London, Stainer and Bell, 1980.
Craig, Edward Gordon, "The Characters of the Commedia dell'Arte", The Mask, January 1912.
Oreglia, Giacomo, The Commedia dell'Arte, London, Methuen, 1968, New York, Hill and Wang, 1968.
www.geocities.com /commedia_dellarte/Books/books.html   (662 words)

 Amazon.com: Lazzi: The Comic Routines of the Commedia dell'Arte (PAJ Books): Books: Mel Gordon   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
The Commedia character overviews also included in the book were, for my purposes, useless.
Of all the books out there concerning commedia dell'arte, I found this one to be one of the most informative and useful (and definitely the FUNNIEST!--and isn't that the point?).
Perusal of these routines brings the tradition of commedia dell'arte to life in a way that hours of poring over Flaminio Scala's work can not.
www.amazon.com /Lazzi-Comic-Routines-Commedia-Books/dp/0933826699   (817 words)

Every television sit-com owes its characters, in part, to the “Stock Characters” of the Italian Commedia dell’Arte.
Comic bits and complicated physical stage business called “lazzi” were created, and women were allowed to act in these performances long before the practice was adopted in other styles.
Commedia is a “storm in the center of calm.”—Carlo Goldoni
www.chdirector.com /dellarte.htm   (510 words)

 BioMX & Commedia
The Commedia Dell'Arte also incorporates the skill of acrobats, medieval mimes and the jesters of the early 1500's.
I'll be using Commedia and Biomechanics for Don Juan (Moliere) Spring 2003 Theatre UAF.
DELL'ARTE INTERNATIONAL OPEN TRAINING January 31 to February 3, 2004 in Blue Lake CA An invitation to directly experience the work of Dell'Arte International through participation in Dell'Arte workshop sessions, observation of the training program classes, and a performance of a new production by the Company.
filmplus.org /biomx/commedia.html   (2685 words)

 Amazon.com: Commedia Dell'Arte: An Actor's Handbook: Books: John Rudlin   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
An entertaining and highly illuminating account of Commedia's origins as a popular theatrical form, plus a practical and timely step-by-step guide to using commedia techniques in performance.
In order to clear the ground to begin discussion of the origins of commedia dell'arte, scholarly caveats as to what the phrase itself means and how to translate it need reiteration.
Rudlin explains in the world's most comprehensive guide to the performance of commedia dell'arte, the stock characters, masks, improvisational style, and influence of this incredible art form.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0415047692?v=glance   (1085 words)

 The Carnegie Pulse: Pulse Scheduler: 54-208 Movement II   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
This term is divided between two classic physical forms: Commedia dellArte and Clowns.
In the first half of the semester students wear the half-masks of the archetypal Commedia characters (Harlequin, Pantalone, et al), to learn their psychology and physicality, improvise on historical and contemporary scenarios, and apply Commedia technique to modern comedy.
Commedia dellArte gives them the tools to tackle physical comedy from any era, past or present.
www.contrib.andrew.cmu.edu /~tcpulse/psched/course3e16.html?c=54208   (243 words)

Call me easy, but any play in which a buxom young actress pulls a candy cane from between her breasts and puts it in my hairy little palm has displayed at least one of the required elements of superior theatrical achievement.
It's as faithful to commedia dellarte as it is to Rude Guerrillaís risk-taking ethos, except this time, the risk isn't that people will be offended by bare flesh on stage; it's the risk of actors falling flat on their snouts by daring to try something new.
This is genuine commedia - part sitcom, part improv - all delivered with the kind of mock Italian accents you might hear from Anna Maria Alberghetti - or, more appropriately, "Saturday Night Live's" Father Guido Sarducci.
www.rudeguerrilla.org /2001season/Regali/regalireview.html   (1689 words)

 Newman's Commedia Mask Company: handmade leather commedia dell'arte masks
The leather masks are made from 5 to 6 oz (3mm to 4mm thick) vegetable tanned cowhide; wet formed on hand carved wooden matrices and shaped and refined with bone smoothing tools and horn mallets.
Mask Carving and Ritual Mask Performance with Ida Bagus Anom in the village of Mas, Bali.
Commedia Dell'Arte and the use of the Neutral Mask for physical actor training at Dell'Arte International School in California under Joan Schirle.
www.commediamask.com   (224 words)

 Term Paper on Commedia dell’Arte
Commedia dell’Arte, the known name for a group of professional actors who would travel together around Europe.
The most obvious characters coming through that of Commedia dell’Arte into Sienfeld, would be Pulchinella, as Kramer, Arlecchino as Jerry, Brigella George and Columbina or Rosetta as Elaine.
But all Sienfeld characters also boast a little of every character from Commedia dell’Arte.
www.swiftpapers.com /essay/Commedia_dellArte-25103.html   (174 words)

 Commedia Dell'Arte - Main Street Tool & Supply Co.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
I've found it a very reliable source for the subject and reccommend it to anyone interested in Commedia dell'Arte, either practically or academically.
Obviously commedia dell'arte is a live theatre form, and obviously you know a bit about commedia otherwise you wouldn't be reading this review.
Nowhere it loses sight of the fact that its job is to encourage people to action and performance and then begin to discover for themselves.It is not an esoteric bible of secret facts which will allow anyone to become a commedia performer.It is an actor's...
www.mainstreettoolsupply.com /store/asinsearch_0415047706   (211 words)

 IngentaConnect La Commedia dellArte in Naples: A Bilingual Edition of the 176 Ca...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
IngentaConnect La Commedia dellArte in Naples: A Bilingual Edition of the 176 Ca...
La Commedia dell'Arte in Naples: A Bilingual Edition of the 176 Casamarciano Scenarios/La commedia dell'arte a Napoli: edizione bilingue dei 176 scenari Casamarciano.
La Commedia dell'Arte in Naples: A Bilingual Edition of the 176 Casamarciano Scenarios/La commedia dell'arte a Napoli: edizione bilingue dei 176 scenari Casamarciano Ed.
www.ingentaconnect.com /content/oup/musicj/2004/00000085/00000003/art00436   (181 words)

 AT&T Worldnet Service - Directory
School and troupe specializing in Commedia dell'Arte and masked performance.
Carnival of Venice - Commedia dell'Arte - http://www.delpiano.com/carnival/html/commedia.html
An annotated bibliography of commedia dell'arte and other classic theater genres, including British music hall and pantomime, vaudeville, and burlesque.
www.att.net /cgi-bin/webdrill?catkey=gwd/Top/Arts/Performing_Arts/Theatre/Physical_Theatre/Mask/Commedia_Dell'Arte   (273 words)

 Harlequin Unmasked: The Commedia Dellarte And Porcelain Sculpture; Author: Chilton, Meredith; Author: Essay by ...
Harlequin Unmasked: The Commedia Dellarte And Porcelain Sculpture
Offers original perspectives on porcelain commedia figures while also making an important contribution to the study of the commedia dell'arte.
The story of the commedia dell'arte's transformation into sculpture, focusing on nearly 150 porcelain sculptures.
www.netstoreusa.com /atbooks/030/0300090099.shtml   (234 words)

Teatrovino Commedia dell'arte Festival: information and schedule for an Italian commedia dell'arte festival
About.com Commedia dell'arte: History on commedia, Italy, complete with links.
Marionettes du Bout du Monde: a Quebecois commedia troupe
www.geocities.com /commedia_dellarte/Links/links.html   (210 words)

 Commedia dell'Arte | Italian Literature | Theater History | Questia.com Online Library
The Theatre of Jean-Louis Barrault ("La Commedia dell'Arte" begins on p.
Dictionary of Italian Literature ("Commedia dell'Arte" begins on p.
Enter the Actress: The First Woman in the Theatre (Discussion of Commedia dell'Arte begins on p.
www.questia.com /library/music-and-performing-arts/theater/commedia-dellarte.jsp   (442 words)

 Dell'Arte School
The Dell'Arte International School has attracted students from all over the world since it opened its doors in 1975.
Intense physical training to develop the expressive capabilities of the actor; the study of mask, clown, melodrama, and commedia; and the process of making theatre.
Dell'Arte International takes the actor beyond the role of interpreter of a director's vision or playwright's words (the Actor/Interpreter); at Dell'Arte, the actor is fundamental to the creation of theatre (the Actor/Creator).
www.dellarte.com /mainpage.php?parent_id=1   (257 words)

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