Commedia dell 'arte - language. Commedia companies toured outside of Italy, to France and Spain, and so Gromalot evolved, a nonsensical babble speak that carried the truthful emotional intention of a character. This language meant that audiences were able to understand the action on the stage and enabled commedia dell'arte to become an international type of theatre. The film was made by Deborah May.
Commedia dell'Arte: Emotion- national theatre This film looks at ways of physicalising the primary emotions: joy, grief, fear, anger, surprise, love, laughter and how to use this in a performance rather than 'acting'
Costumes/Accessories/Masks/11001497 Mask Commedia old man
Pierrot par Victor Ivanovich Ufimtsev, 1927. Label: Commedia dell'arte.
Carnevale was a time when the ancient theatre troupes of Commedia dell'Arte were in full force! They set up in main squares throughout Venice and included well-known characters such as Harlequin, Pulcinella and Il Capitano. The mask styles they used in their performances in the 16th century are still being produced by Balocoloc's mask artisans today!
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