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Performance and literature in the commedia dell'arte

Author: Robert Henke
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2010
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1. pbk. edView all editions and formats
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This book explores the commedia dell'arte: the Italian professional theatre in Shakespeare's time. The actors of this theatre usually did not perform from scripted drama but improvised their performances from a shared plot and thorough knowledge of individual character roles.--[book cover]
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Henke
ISBN: 9780521172387 0521172381
OCLC Number: 827894034
Notes: Introduction. Improvisation and characters. Residual orality in early modern Italy and the commedia dell'arte. Venetian buffoni. Early male actors. Early actresses. Zanni texts, 1576-1588. Conclusions and caprices : early texts of the Dottore and Pantalone. Tristano Martinelli : a company buffone. Theatrical and literary "composition" in Francesco Andreini and Flaminio Scala . The generation of Cecchini : technical, moral and dramaturgical publications
Description: xiv, 263 s. : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Improvisation and characters --
Residual orality in early modern Italy and the commedia dell'arte --
Venetian buffoni --
Early male actors --
Early actresses --
Zanni texts, 1576-1588. Conclusions and caprices : early texts of the Dottore and Pantalone --
Tristano Martinelli : a company buffone --
Theatrical and literary "composition" in Francesco Andreini and Flaminio Scala . The generation of Cecchini : technical, moral and dramaturgical publications.
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