• The Comic Mask in the Commedia dell'Arte: Actor Training, Improvisation, and the Poetics of Survival

    Winner, 2007 University & College Designers Association Design Award Nobody says Shakespeare is dead, Antonio Fava tells us, but Commedia, they say, is dead. Why? Because clearly, he goes on, we have Shakespeare's texts, but nobody knows what to do with the improvisation that is the basis of the Commedia dell'Arte, despite massive documentation. This book by Fava, one of the few living master teachers of Commedia dell'Arte, is the first aesthetic and methodological study of the traditional Italian theater form--the first to describe, in a precise and practical way, what Commedia is and what it should be.The mask--as object, symbol, character, theatrical practice, even spectacle itself--is the central metaphor around which Fava builds his discussion of structure, themes, characters, and methods. Drawing on twenty years of research conducted through his work as performer, director, mask maker, and scholar, he offers extensive practical, philosophical, and technical guidelines to performing the stock characters of Commedia, observing its structure, extracting its poetics, exploring its themes, and using the mask. A densely layered text combining historical fact, personal experience, philosophical speculation, and passionate opinion, and including copious illustrations--period draw...

    • Brand: Brand: Northwestern University Press
    • ASIN: 0810123681

  • Authentic Italian Made Venetian Commedia Dell'arte Pantalone Mask (Brown)

    AUTHENTIC Venetian Masquerade Mask HANDMADE IN VENICE, ITALY *Wear or Display* This beautiful masquerade mask can be a display piece or worn using black ribbon attached on each side of the face. Ties are very secure, attached with high quality metal rivets. Hand made in Venice, Italy. Wear for one night (or a few!) and have a collectable piece of art for a lifetime. Each mask is hand painted by Venetian artisans. Wonderful for costume use or home décor. Color: As Shown Material: Paper Mache Measurements: Approximately 5.5" X 7.5" BRAND NEW ITEM

    • Color: Brown
    • Brand: Largemouth
    • ASIN: B00RYA8LA0

  • Plague Doctor Print - Venetian Mask - Gothic Print - Medieval Venice - Steampunk - Bird Mask - Commedia dell'Arte - Black Death

    This Venetian Plague Doctor Print will add a touch of Gothic charm to any art collection. This print of an original oil portrait would also make the perfect gift for any Steampunk or Gothic lover. He is shown in his traditional beak mask and black cloak and hat with the windows of the C'a d'Oro on the Grand Canal behind him. You might also like the Eyeball Man, The Spiritualist Fox and The Raven Portrait shown, all available in the shop. Copyright is non-transferable with purchase of print and buyer is not entitled to reproduction rights.

    • Color: olive green
    • Brand: Curious Portraits
    • ASIN: B07322KZJW

  • Exploring Modern Commedia dell'Arte: A Step-By-Step Guide to Mask Work and Physical Theatre Development in Commedia dell'Arte

    Designed for artists of all levels and experience, EXPLORING MODERN COMMEDIA provides a quick and informative guide for everything from form and technique to character and show development in a modern exploration of the ancient Italian masked theatre, commedia dell’arte. EXPLORING MODERN COMMEDIA: A STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE TO MASK WORK AND PHYSICAL THEATRE DEVELOPMENT IN COMMEDIA DELL'ARTE is a fun and informative hands-on resource for performers wishing to explore modern commedia, mask technique, and character creation, based on methods developed through the personal research and practice of the author. The book is intended for readers at all levels of experience with the craft, and can be used as an introduction to physical theatre and mask work, as well as scene devising and show creation. Landvatter outlines simple exercises that strengthen technique which build upon each other so the artist feels constantly challenged and can identify areas of growth and development in his or her own practice. Along with form and technique, Landvatter discusses commedia dell’arte and its relevancy in today’s theatre world, from audience involvement to subject matter. About the Author: ALi Landvatter is the founder of the acclaimed U.S.-based commedia dell’arte troupe, Tut’Zanni. She att...

    • ASIN: 1542935210

  • Home Comforts LAMINATED POSTER Mask Scaramouche Commedia Dell'arte Little Shooter Poster 24x16 Adhesive Decal

    Mask Scaramouche Commedia Dell'arte Little Shooter PosterWe stand behind our products and services to deliver to your doorsteps within the promised delivery window. We appreciate your business for any questions or concerns please contact via email.

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    • ASIN: B07CYPXLJK
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  • Authentic Italian Made Venetian Commedia Dell'arte Arlecchino Mask (Brown)

    AUTHENTIC Venetian Masquerade Mask HANDMADE IN VENICE, ITALY *Wear or Display* This beautiful masquerade mask can be a display piece or worn using black ribbon attached on each side of the face. Ties are very secure, attached with high quality metal rivets. Hand made in Venice, Italy. Wear for one night (or a few!) and have a collectable piece of art for a lifetime. Each mask is hand painted by Venetian artisans. Wonderful for costume use or home décor. Color: As Shown Material: Paper Mache Measurements: Approximately 6.5" X 5.5" BRAND NEW ITEM

    • Color: Brown
    • Brand: Largemouth
    • ASIN: B00RYA8L1E

  • Playing Commedia: A Training Guide to Commedia Techniques

    A practical guide to the skills, characters and history of Commedia Dell'Arte through graded games and illustrated exercises - a useful tool in any actor's training and a discipline for all forms of physical theatre. Chapters include:Warm-Up GamesMime and Movement GamesWord GamesUsing Face MasksThe Legacy of Commedia dell'Arte, a chapter looking at the individual Masks or characters in the traditional Commedia dell'Arte.

    • ASIN: B075CPWQM1

  • Vagabonding Masks: The Italian Commedia dell’Arte in the Russian Artistic Imagination (Liber Primus)

    The iconic masks of the Italian commedia dell’arte―Harlequin, Pierrot, Colombina, Pulcinella, and others―have been vagabonding the roads of Russian cultural history for more than three centuries. This book explores how these masks, and the artistic principles of the commedia dell’arte that they embody, have profoundly affected the Russian artistic imagination, providing a source of inspiration for leading Russian artists as diverse as nineteenth-century writer Nikolai Gogol, modernist theater director Evgenii Vakhtangov, Vladimir Nabokov, and the empress of Russian popular culture Alla Pugacheva. The author presents a new perspective on this topic, showing how the commedia dell’arte has nourished a rich cultural tradition in Russia.

    • ASIN: 1618115715

  • Home Comforts LAMINATED POSTER Mask Scaramouche Commedia Dell'arte Little Shooter Poster

    Mask Scaramouche Commedia Dell'arte Little Shooter PosterWe stand behind our products and services to deliver to your doorsteps within the promised delivery window. We appreciate your business for any questions or concerns please contact via email.

    • Brand: Home Comforts
    • ASIN: B07B6T7995
    • UPC: 689334458260