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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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Confidenti (The Confident) 1574 – 1639

The first time we hear about Confidenti is from 1574, during a tour in Cremona, Pavia and Milan. That part of northern Italy was their primary tour territory.Between 1570 and 1580 they were more or less tied to the Duke … Read the rest of this entry

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A list of actors from the heydays of Commedia dell’Arte

What we will be looking at are the actors from the most famous Commedia dell’Arte groups of its time. It is also those actors we have most and most interesting information about. Let us not believe that they are representative … Read the rest of this entry

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Commedia Erudita  – The academies and other groups  (Part 2)

During the renaissance the first literary academies were born. They were – and still is – arranged in democratic order. When women were parts of the academies they were equal members. Isabella Andreini was a member of Accademia degli Intenti … Read the rest of this entry

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Parody in Commedia dell’Arte

A common convention in Commedia dell’Arte, with very old ancestries, is the habit of mock and parody other groups and colleagues. This tradition goes back to the times when several groups were performing from their carts and wagons at the … Read the rest of this entry

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Frenzy in Commedia dell’Arte

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 is … Read the rest of this entry

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

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 marry. … Read the rest of this entry

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The comic, dramatic combat in Commedia dell’Arte

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 struggle … Read the rest of this entry

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Oratio på Pottan (Oratio on the Chamberpot)

Opened 13/9-1996 Script and Directing – Micke Klingvall Pantalone, Oratio(until.13/9-96) – Johan Starck-Stormdal Isabella – Anna Svensson Columbina – Micaela Gustafsson Arlecchino, Flaminia – Ulrika Carlsson Capitano, Coviello, Dottore – Mikke Schirén Oratio (from 10/10-96) – Elias Wåhlund Fencing master – Lena Lövdahl Costume – Anna … Read the rest of this entry

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Morens fånge (The Prisoner of the Moor)

Click here to see a TRAILER from the show. Pulcinella – Jimmie Jonasson Leandro – Rasmus Wurm Arlecchino – Rebecca Westholm Zanni & Signora – Jennifer Sternberg Pantalone – Mattias Lindbladh Isabella – Malin Widén Director – Micke Klingvall Script – Micke Klingvall & Mattias … Read the rest of this entry

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