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Mime as a discipline in Commedia dell’Arte

Tweet All disciplines are not equally easy to use in Commedia dell’Arte. As an example on a problematic discipline we can look at mime or rather mimed objects. All objects on stage should be real. If we start to mime … Read the rest of this entry

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Improvisation in Commedia dell’Arte (Part 1)

Tweet How much in a Commedia dell’Arte show during the renaissance that was improvised is something we will never know. What we know is that a lot was written down: lazzi, burle, some monologues and dialogs, battute, concetti and we … 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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Commercialism in Commedia dell’Arte (Part 2)

Tweet The classical way is to wait until the hat is full before the show starts. The advantage with this way is that once “the hat is full” the actors don’t have to think about it and can concentrate on … Read the rest of this entry

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Mask technique in Commedia dell’Arte in Commedia dell’Arte (Part 1)

Tweet First of all we must establish that the mask technique is used by every mask in Commedia dell’Arte, consequently also the masks that don’t actually have a mask in their face. That is so all masks are playing in … 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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No 4:th wall in Commedia dell’Arte (Part 3)

Tweet We can take in the audience in the performance either as an organism in itself or turn to different individuals in the audience. The show becomes a play between the audience and the masks on stage. In this play … Read the rest of this entry

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No 4:th wall in Commedia dell’Arte (Part 1)

Tweet In most theatre today there is an idea that the audience is supposed to sit down passively and don’t disturb the performance. We shut down the light in the house, demand total silence of the audience and then act … Read the rest of this entry

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Sound and sound effects

Tweet Commedia dell’Arte can very well be played without words, but never without sound, not even for a short moment. That is because it is street theatre. Sound has the ability to draw attention to it. I usually do an … Read the rest of this entry

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