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Commedia Dell'Arte: A Handbook for Troupes (Hardback)
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Commedia Dell'Arte: A Handbook for Troupes (Hardback)

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Hardback 272 Pages / Published: 26/04/2001
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A companion to John Rudlin's best-selling Commedia dell'Arte: A Handbook for Actors, this book covers both the history and professional practice of commedia dell'arte companies from 1568 to the present day. Indispensable for both the beginner and the professional, it contains historical and contemporary company case histories, details on company organisation, and tips on practical stagecraft.
Essential for students and practitioners, this book enables the reader to understand how successful commedia dell'arte companies function, and how we can learn from past and current practice to create a lively and dynamic form of theatre.
Includes tips on:
* writing a scenario
* mask-making
* building a stage
* designing a backdrop
* costume
* music.

Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
ISBN: 9780415204088
Number of pages: 272
Weight: 578 g
Dimensions: 235 x 159 x 19 mm

"Like the earlier book this should appeal to both scholars and practitioners. It will provide a nice bridge between the historical reconstruction and commedia in the past, and its historical reinvention in the present."
-Phillip B. Zarrilli, University of Surrey
""Commedia dell'Arte: An Actor's Handbook [is] the most important thing available to student groups [and] to theatrical practitioners. I can see no reasons why this book should be any less valuable.."
-Peter Thomson, University of Exeter

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