• Commedia dell'arte - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Commedia_dell%27arte Commedia dell'arte (Italian pronunciation: [komˈmɛːdja delˈlarte]) is a form of theatre characterized by masked "types" which began in Italy in the 16th century ...
  • THE COMMEDIA DELL'ARTE - TheatreHistory.com

    www.theatrehistory.com/italian/commedia_dell_arte_001.html THE title, Commedia dell'arte ("Comedy of Art" or "Comedy of the profession"), means unwritten or improvised drama, and implies rather to the manner of performance ...
  • Commedia dell'Arte - Italian Comedy

    italian.about.com/library/weekly/aa110800a.htm Commedia dell'Arte, also known as "Italian comedy," was a humorous theatrical presentation performed by professional players who traveled in troupes throughout Italy ...
    • Commedia Stock Characters - Shane Arts

      www.shane-arts.com/commedia-stock-characters.htm Stock Characters Click on the class or stock character below to see a character analysis compiled from years of research and performance.
    • Faction of Fools | A History of Commedia dell'Arte

      www.factionoffools.org/history A History of Commedia dell’Arte Commedia dell’Arte (which translates as “theatre of the professional”) began in Italy in the early 16th Century and quickly ...
    • Commedia dell’arte | Essay | Heilbrunn Timeline of Art ...

      www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/comm/hd_comm.htm Commedia dell’arte is a theatrical form characterized by improvised dialogue and a cast of colorful stock characters that emerged in northern Italy in the fifteenth ...
    • commedia dell'arte | Italian theatre | Britannica.com

      www.britannica.com/art/commedia-dellarte Commedia dell’arte, ( Italian: “comedy of the profession”) Italian theatrical form that flourished throughout Europe from the 16th through the 18th century.
    • Commedia Dell'Arte: An Actor's Handbook: John Rudlin ...

      www.amazon.com/Commedia-DellArte-An-Actors-Handbook/dp/0415047706 Rudlin explains in the world's most comprehensive guide to the performance of commedia dell'arte, the stock characters, masks, improvisational style, and influence of ...
    • Commedia dell'arte - New World Encyclopedia

      www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Commedia_dell%27arte Commedia dell'arte has a long history originating in the streets and market places of the early Italian Renaissance, though its roots can be traced even further back ...
    • Commedia dell'Arte - Italian Comedy - Stock Characters

      italian.about.com/library/weekly/aa110800b.htm Improvisation In spite of its outwardly anarchic spirit, the commedia dell'arte was a highly disciplined art requiring both virtuosity and a strong sense of ensemble ...