The Italian Commedia and Please Be Gentle David Griffiths

ISBN: 9786610064939

Published: May 13th 1998

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The Italian Commedia and Please Be Gentle  by  David Griffiths

The Italian Commedia and Please Be Gentle by David Griffiths
May 13th 1998 | ebook | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, ZIP | | ISBN: 9786610064939 | 9.47 Mb

Focusing on Commedia DellArte, 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 familiarMoreFocusing on Commedia DellArte, 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 DellArte acting.



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