Monthly Archives: november 2011

Does Commedia dell’Arte and action movies have the same roots?

Tweet When we watch a Commedia dell’Arte show, we know how it is going to end from the start. It’s the same when we watch an action movie. It is not about the plot. It is not the story. It … Read the rest of this entry

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The togetherness of the Commedia dell’Arte masks

Tweet The mask of Commedia dell’Arte simply cannot work alone for any stretch of time. I have already talked about how the masks of Commedia dell’Arte represent different aspects of the human inner life, as opposed to the clown who … Read the rest of this entry

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Vulgar Comedy and its origins in Scandinavia (Part 4)

Tweet While the Danish Vikings went to England and France to raid and concur and the Norwegian Vikings colonized Iceland, Greenland and North America, the Swedes went east to make business, to form Russia and took jobs as in the … Read the rest of this entry

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Vulgar Comedy and its origins in Scandinavia (Part 3)

Tweet The very first signs of any kind of Swedish theatrical activity are found in the Bronze Age finds from the ritual site in Skogstorp and the petroglyphs in Tanumshede, Nämforsen, Oppeby and Norrköping among others. On the stone carvings … Read the rest of this entry

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Vulgar Comedy and its origins in Scandinavia (Part 2)

Tweet When society started to specialize and build hierarchies, this also refers to theatre. It is here we first see how court theatre mark off. The rites are no longer collective. The shaman, the priest or the king, who has … Read the rest of this entry

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Vulgar Comedy and its origins in Scandinavia (Part 1)

Tweet In Scandinavia we didn’t really have court or official theatre until Christianity was introduced, not even in its early, crude form. In order to prove that, I lean on research about early, international theatre and on theatre in a … Read the rest of this entry

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“Crazy” as Vulgar Comedy

Tweet As a genre “Crazy” is one of the best examples of Vulgar Comedy. It has all the frenzy, the vigor, and the mad ideas it needs, but there is also room for romanticism and historical, social or political references. … Read the rest of this entry

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