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. _Tracking the involvement of Jim Letchworth and his Californian associates in commedia della#39;arte gives some idea how many troupes ... the endemic problem of selling commedia della#39;arte to a wider public, an unclear administrative and decision-making structure, and clear ... They made valiant attempts to explore commedia della#39;arte through the small screen, video and film, but to no commercial avail, andanbsp;...
|Author||:||John Rudlin, Olly Crick|
|Publisher||:||Psychology Press - 2001|