Performance and Literature in the Commedia dell'Arte

Performance and Literature in the Commedia dell'Arte

by Robert Henke
     
 

This 2002 book explores the commedia dell'arte: the Italian professional theatre in Shakespeare's time.See more details below

Overview

This 2002 book explores the commedia dell'arte: the Italian professional theatre in Shakespeare's time.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521172387
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
12/16/2010
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
278
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.63(d)

Table of Contents

List of figures; Acknowledgements; 1. Introduction; 2. Improvisation and characters; 3. Residual orality in early modern Italy and the commedia dell'arte; 4. Venetian buffoni; 5. Early male actors; 6. Early actresses; 7. Zanni texts, 1576–88; 8. Conclusions and caprices: early texts of the Dottore and Pantalone; 9. Tristano Martinelli: a company buffone; 10. Theatrical and literary 'composition' in Francesco Andreini and Flaminio Scala; 11. The generation of Cecchini: technical, moral and dramaturgical publications; Notes; Bibliography.

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