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Grammelot

The onomatopoetic, language mimicking, voice illustrating, sound that Dario Fo calls Grammelot was born in France when the Commedia dell’Arte actors where antagonized by the church in Italy during the counterreformation. They turned to Europe instead, but not only to … Read the rest of this entry

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The Official Theatre

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 in … Read the rest of this entry

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Stanislavsky’s system v/s Vulgar Comedy

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 he … Read the rest of this entry

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Millenieprojektet (The millennia project)

Opening 27/12-1999 Manus och regi – Micke Klingvall Zanni, Coviello – Micaela Gustavsson Signora – Anna Fredriksson Capitano – Jonas Larsson Charlatano – Lars Brinck Kostym – Elin Snarf Masker – Micke Klingvall & Marte Reitan Produktion – Cais-Mari Björnlod … Read the rest of this entry

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The Outlaw – Den Fredlöse (2011)

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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Low Comedy in Vulgar Comedy (Part 2)

But except from that about “the material-bodily lower” (See PART 1), Mikhail Bakhtin also states that common people at the time neither trusted seriousness nor people who were serious. They were a threat since the only ones that benefited from … Read the rest of this entry

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Early religion

As an example of how religion and the relations between gods and the people (HERE I’ve written about the impact it made in Scandinavian theatre) has changed we can study the story about Noah and the deluge. The first time … Read the rest of this entry

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Spex

Spex is a very Scandinavian form of Vulgar Comedy. It only exists in Sweden and Finland. The word itself is nineteenth century slang for spectacle (spektakel in Swedish). It started in the Swedish universities around 1850 as a parody of … Read the rest of this entry

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Strindberg’s ”The Outlaw”

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 not … Read the rest of this entry

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About teaching mask

While answering the questions I talked about in About mask making I was also asked about how I teach mask. Here are a little of the answer to that. I am not bound to any specific method even though I … Read the rest of this entry

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