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Stage strategies (Part 2)

Tweet The second group of strategies he call dividing the stage: Windows are the easiest way to divide the stage. By using windows on the backdrop (as talked about in THE STAGE), where a mask can look out, we work … Read the rest of this entry

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2014 – Sexfiaskon och en stol (sex/six-failures and a chair)

Tweet This was a fall production from the second year students at Kulturama’s physical theatre program in the fall of 2014. The show played in Stockholm with three shows. Back to: Sexfiaskon och en stol  Micke’s videos Commedia dell’Arte

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Sexfiaskon och en stol (Sex/six-failures and a chair)

Tweet Text and directing – Micke Klingvall Zanni – Yosefin Bouhler Pantalone – Per Mollan Flavio – Mårten Gunnarsson Flavia – Malin Andersson Capitano – Axel Boberg Signora – Manuela Bjelke Click here to see a trailer of Sexfiaskon och en Stol. This was a … Read the rest of this entry

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Entrees, sorties and sidelines in Commedia dell’Arte

Tweet Some of the special conventions in Commedia dell’Arte are the use of entrees, sorties and sidelines. An entrée always have to be exaggerated and articulate. I don’t just have to be so full of energy that the mask entering the … Read the rest of this entry

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Frenzy in Commedia dell’Arte

Tweet When we talk about frenzy it has much to do with the organization of a canovaccio. We can build a canovaccio where the energy itself plays the main part. Surprise after surprise until the frenzy reaches its peak. This … Read the rest of this entry

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The wooing and sexual union between youth in Commedia dell’Arte

Tweet This may be the most important element for building scenarios, at least later scenarios. We are talking about the plays that basically deal with one or more pairs of Innamorati that, after going through obstacles, win each other and … Read the rest of this entry

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The name – Commedia dell’Arte

Tweet When we say that the Italian word Commedia dell’Arte means “comedian as profession” we must also think of “art” as in “artisan”. Remember also that art was not anything elevated or divine until the romantic era in the late … Read the rest of this entry

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The comic, dramatic combat in Commedia dell’Arte

Tweet This is the struggle between young and old, man and wife, master and servant, between two rivals and so on. The combat is a heritage from the carnival where it was an activity during the festivities, as in the … Read the rest of this entry

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1997/98 – AAARRGH!!!

Tweet AAARRGH!!! was Kompani Komedi’s second big Commedia dell’Arte show (the first one was not filmed). It toured the summer of 1996 in Germany, Austria, Italy, Croatia and Denmark before it returned to Stockholm and Salong Katakomb in the fall, where this clip … Read the rest of this entry

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2001 – Mirakeldoktorn (The Miracle Doctor)

Tweet 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 … Read the rest of this entry

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