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The Official Theatre

Tweet When talking so much about Vulgar Comedy I must define my view on the opposite, the Official Theatre, as well. It will be extremely shortened and generalized, since the amount and variations in genres are almost as great is … Read the rest of this entry

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A definition of theatre

Tweet As a springboard I will use Grotowski´s definition of theatre which asks the question: what is the least we need have to make theatre? His answer is an actor and one person watching. I would ad: some sort of … Read the rest of this entry

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Stanislavsky’s system v/s Vulgar Comedy

Tweet We have to remember that Stanislavsky was a rich factory owner how did not need to make a living from his theatre. He was from the Russian upper classes who despised Vulgar Comedy. So we can count on that … Read the rest of this entry

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The Outlaw – Den Fredlöse (2011)

Tweet Opened 14/4-2011 Diretor – Micke Klingvall Valgerd – Michelle Nordlander Gunlöd – Anna Mamolo Gunnar, The Messenger, The Slave – Hanna Ek Orm – Tulle Montserrat Thorfinn –  Simon Tunna Hagström Text – August Strindberg Music – Anna Mamolo … Read the rest of this entry

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Strindberg’s ”The Outlaw”

Tweet August Strindberg’s he Outlaw (Den Fredlöse) was the final show for the second year students at the physical theatre education at Kulturama in Stockholm, wish I directed. It is not really Vulgar Comedy, as a matter of fact it’s … Read the rest of this entry

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About teaching mask – part 2

Tweet In About mask making I explained how this is all about some questions I got in for a scientific work by Thanos Vovolis at the Stockholm Academy of Dramatic Arts. This post is continuing from About teaching mask. The … 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 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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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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