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Carnival and the popular feast (Part 2)

The carnival can be derived from ancient Rome and the Saturnalia. It was celebrated in Rome between 17 and 23 of December, up until the 5th century, to the glory of Saturn, the God. The coming golden age ruled by … Read the rest of this entry

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The roots to all western popular comedy

I see Commedia dell’Arte as the roots to all western popular comedy. There are naturally roots to Commedia dell’Arte as well, but if we see it as the first professional form of theatre in Europe and if we consider that … Read the rest of this entry

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Commercialism in Commedia dell’Arte (Part 2)

The classical way is to wait until the hat is full before the show starts. The advantage with this way is that once “the hat is full” the actors don’t have to think about it and can concentrate on the … Read the rest of this entry

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Tempo or rhythm

Commedia dell’Arte is always fast, it is always moving forward and there are no dead moments in it. Except from the fact that it is comedy and it requires a comedy tempo, it is a consequence of that it is … Read the rest of this entry

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2001 – Mirakeldoktorn (The Miracle Doctor)

Another trailer from a Commedia dell’Arte show I’ve directed. This one is from 2001. It is done with my students at the Theatre Studio, 2001, in Stockholm. The show was first performed in Stockholm before it went on tour to … Read the rest of this entry

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2002 – Morens fånge (The Prisoner of the Moor)

This was the first of three Commedia dell’Arte shows a director with Teater Teatropen. It is from 2002 and it was first played on the island of Gotland, then it toured the south of Sweden before it closed with five … Read the rest of this entry

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2003 – Det allra löjligaste (The Most Ridiculous)

This is a trailer from one of the three Commedia dell’Arte shows I put up together with Teater Teatropen. The most ridiculous, from 2003, was the second of the shows. It toured the island of Gotland and the south of … Read the rest of this entry

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2004 – Allting på…! (Everything on…!)

Teater Teatropens third and last Commedia dell’Arte show. Everything on…! was also first played on the island of Gotland and toured the south of Sweden. Then it played in Stockholm at “Boule and Berså”, an outdoor bar and restaurant. Click … Read the rest of this entry

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2004 – Boioioioioing!!!

The Commedia dell’Arte show of 2004 from the Theatre Studio toured in the south of Sweden, Poland and Latvia after it opened in Stockholm. Since it was touring in Poland and Latvia we used Grammelot instead of Swedish as language. … Read the rest of this entry

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2006 – Jag drömmer – alltså dör jag (I Dream – Therefore I Die)

This show is from 2006 it is a collage improvisations, dreams, choreographies  and of texts from Pär Lagerkvist, Jean-Paul Sartre, Tom Lehrer, Michail Bulgakov, August Strindberg among others. I guess it is called devising nowadays… Click here to read more about Jag … Read the rest of this entry

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