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Uniti (the Cohesive) and Fedeli (the Devoted)

Uniti 1578 – 1640 The first time we hear of the Uniti (who are also called “His Excellence the Duke of Mantua’s troupe) is in 1578 when they play in Ferrara.1583 they have either some kind of collaboration with Confidenti … Read the rest of this entry

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A Servetta’s prolog

Here is a prolog by a Servetta from Domenico Brunis, from 1621, in my translation from Swedish. This might be one of the most used prologs today. It is one of the few saved prologs that are dramatic and can … Read the rest of this entry

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The togetherness of the Commedia dell’Arte masks

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 contains … Read the rest of this entry

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

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 and … Read the rest of this entry

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