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The Italian Commedia and Please be Gentle: Release of Acting Resources: Volume 3

The Italian Commedia and Please be Gentle: Release of Acting Resources: Volume 3 (Paperback)

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Focusing on Commedia Dell'Arte, this work provides a historical and critical commentary of the Commedia. It highlights common factors between this genre and that of the Japanese Noh theatre. The author proposes six similarities: characters familiar to their audience and masked, minimal properties and scenery with the focus on the actor, the "families" of performers, a sharp mind as well as an agile body, a professional living on these skills and patronage, and a knowledgeable audience. Complementing this book is the play "Please Be Gentle" which explores the various tricks and devices of Commedia Dell'Arte acting.

Film, TV & DramaActors & Acting techniquesActing techniquesFilm, TV & DramaTheatrePlays, playscripts Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd Publication Date: 01/02/1998 ISBN-13: 9783718657186  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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