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Gelosi (the Zealous Ones) 1568 – 1604

Gelosi was the most famous of the Commedia dell’Arte companies of the time, the superstars of their time. They had a crest, a Janus head, and a motto: Virtù, fama ed honor ne fèr gelosi (Virtue, fame and honor made … Read the rest of this entry

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Why it is so hard to say what Commedia dell’Arte once was (the Royal Dramatic Theatre-speech part 4)

There are very many dogmatic views on Commedia dell’Arte out there. It seems a lot of people want to confirm their own view or they are having their own political or artistic agenda that they want to impose on others. … Read the rest of this entry

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