Monthly Archives: oktober 2011

I Dream – Therefore I am

Tweet I guess this show is not really what we mean when we speak about Vulgar Comedy, but it has some elements in it… I guess I just want to present some video from my own show that are on … Read the rest of this entry



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Women in Commedia dell’Arte (the Royal Dramatic Theatre – speech part 1)

Tweet This is the first part in a series of six from a speech I held at the Royal Dramatic Theatre in Stockholm together with Inga Lewenhaupt and Björn Granat and as moderator: Lennart Grafström. It was about Commedia dell’Arte … Read the rest of this entry



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The story in Commedia dell’Arte (the Royal Dramatic Theatre-speech part 2)

Tweet The story behind the plots is always the same in Commedia dell’Arte. It is about death and resurrection and it is always told in a festive context. It doesn’t matter if we play a show for political reasons, as … Read the rest of this entry



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Commedia dell’Arte today has a very modern network (the Royal Dramatic Theatre-speech part 3)

Tweet It may be the most computerized form of theatre over all.  LISTEN UP! Commedia dell’Arte has never been a specific Italian concern. On the contrary one of the reasons that we know Commedia dell’Arte so well today can very … Read the rest of this entry



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Why it is so hard to say what Commedia dell’Arte once was (the Royal Dramatic Theatre-speech part 4)

Tweet There are very many dogmatic views on Commedia dell’Arte out there. It seems a lot of people want to confirm their own view or they are having their own political or artistic agenda that they want to impose on … Read the rest of this entry



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Commedia dell’Arte and its former significance (the Royal Dramatic Theatre-speech part 5)

Tweet The former presumption for Commedia dell’Arte is lost today in the western world. That is because society has changed. The stereotypes that are caricatured in the masks of Commedia dell’Arte are not here today. That is because today’s society … Read the rest of this entry



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Commedia dell’Arte and masks in modern plays (the Royal Dramatic Theatre-speech part 6)

Tweet It is seldom a very good idea since one of the cornerstones of Commedia dell’Arte is its fixed masks. The fixed masks create fixed characters. I mean that either the masks or the characters wearing the masks can change … Read the rest of this entry



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