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Commedia DellArte: A Handbook for Troupes

Commedia DellArte: A Handbook for Troupes by Oliver Crick 0415204089 9780415204088
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A companion to John Rudlins best-selling Commedia dellArte: A Handbook for Actors, this book covers both the history and professional practice of commedia dellarte companies from 1568 to the present day. Indispensable for both the beginner and the professional, it contains historical and contemporary company case histories, details on company organisation, and tips on practical stagecraft.
Essential for students and practitioners, this book enables the reader to understand how successful commedia dellarte companies function, and how we can learn from past and current practice to create a lively and dynamic form of theatre.
Includes tips on:
* writing a scenario
* mask-making
* building a stage
* designing a backdrop
* costume
* music.

Author: Oliver Crick

Language: English

Edition: 1st ed

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 272

Publisher: Routledge

Publication Date: 2001-05-29

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