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The origins of mask (Part 1 – The hunt)

Tweet Masks are developed from hunting. When the hunters were trying to get closer to their pray they dressed in hides and furs from the animals they were hunting. It was not only the looks and the scents from the … Read the rest of this entry

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Charlatano and the square in Commedia dell’Arte (Part 2)

Tweet Off course there has been jesters and actors around all the time despite prohibitions and censorship. It is just that we have no written witness descriptions since it mostly played in the country side for ordinary people who could … Read the rest of this entry

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Charlatano and the square in Commedia dell’Arte (Part 1)

Tweet In the marketplace, that had its own popular, unofficial laws impregnated by an atmosphere of freedom from severity; where yelling peddlers, the Cris de Paris and merry citizens “entertained the public in loud swearing duels, rhythmic chants, organized festive … Read the rest of this entry

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The language of the marketplace

Tweet A street vendor starts to call out his products in the square. The peddler in the booth beside him starts to yell out his products even louder in order to be heard and get anything sold. It works well. … Read the rest of this entry

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A Servetta’s prolog

Tweet Here is a prolog by a Servetta from Domenico Brunis, from 1621, in my translation from Swedish. This might be one of the most used prologs today. It is one of the few saved prologs that are dramatic and … Read the rest of this entry

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The roots to all western popular comedy

Tweet I see Commedia dell’Arte as the roots to all western popular comedy. There are naturally roots to Commedia dell’Arte as well, but if we see it as the first professional form of theatre in Europe and if we consider … Read the rest of this entry

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Music as a discipline in Commedia dell’Arte

Tweet The music is off course the most central of all disciplines in Commedia dell’Arte. It is there to heighten the performance and it helps up the atmosphere of feast that is so characteristic in Commedia dell’Arte. I the very … 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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