Commedia dell'Arte: An Actor's Handbook

Commedia dell'Arte: An Actor's Handbook

ISBN-10:
0415047706
ISBN-13:
9780415047708
Pub. Date:
04/28/1994
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis

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Commedia dell'Arte: An Actor's Handbook

There has been an enormous revival of interest in Commedia dell'arte. And it remians a central part of many drama school courses. In Commedia dell'arte in the Twentieth Century John Rublin first examines the orgins of this vital theatrical form and charts its recent revival through the work of companies like Tag, Theatre de Complicite and the influential methods of Jacques Lecoq. The second part of the book provides a unique practical guide for would-be practitioners: demonstrating how to approach the roles of Zanni, Arlecchion, Brighella, Pantalone, Dottore, and the Lovers in terms of movement, mask-work and voice. As well as offering a range of lazzi or comic business, improvisation exercises, sample monologues,and dialogues. No other book so clearly outlines the specific culture of Commedia or provides such a practical guide to its techniques. This immensely timely and useful handbook will be an essential purchase for all actors, students, and teachers.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780415047708
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 04/28/1994
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 296
Sales rank: 423,181
Product dimensions: 6.25(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.63(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

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