Tag Archives: Dell’Arte

Lelio ask Arlecchino to help him find a doctor

From “Pulcinella – the Miracle Doctor” opened 2001 in Stockholm then toured the north of Norway, Finlad and Sweden Pulcinella has mistakenly been convinced to play doctor in order to cure Flaminia who has became mute. Now Lelio meets Arlecchino, … Read the rest of this entry

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The end of the heydays of Commedia dell’Arte (Part 2)

The other main reason to the decline of Commedia dell’Arte – the degeneration of the actors and art of Commedia dell’Arte – is that Commedia dell’Arte got stuck in its form and became static.As Commedia dell’Arte became more and more … Read the rest of this entry

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Desiosi (The Desired) 1581 – 1603

They are first heard of in Pisa 1581.One of the reasons webring up Desiosi is that they were led by a woman, Diana Ponti, and were often called “Dianas Troup”. She was much celebrated and often the main attraction. Diana … Read the rest of this entry

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Accesi (the Lightened) 1590 – 1628

Accisi had probably existed for a while when we first hear about them in 1590, when they get a permit to play in Brescia.As early as 1583 Pier Maria Cecchini says that he played for Alfonso II d’Este, the Duke … Read the rest of this entry

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Transformations in Commedia dell’Arte

The usual use of this element in Commedia dell’Arte is either magic or disguises. We can find its origins in the Carnival’s and the May feast’s death and resurrection or in the Feast of Fools with its mutability and chaos, … Read the rest of this entry

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2003 – Hallucinationslaboratoriet (The Laboratory of Hallucinations)

Hallucinationslaboratoriet or The Laboratory of Hallucinations was one of three shows in the Grand Guignol event ”An Evening of terror and laughter”. It is about the villian Dr. Gorlitz who lock in his wife, hides in the countryside and experiments … Read the rest of this entry

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The Laboratory of Hallucinations

This is part of a Grand Guignol show I was in 2003 called, in translation, “An evening of terror and laughter”. Grand Guignol as a form has its both funny and terrifying sides, not to mention that it is splatter … Read the rest of this entry

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