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  • The Art of Commediaby M.A. Katritzky

    Editions Rodopi 2006; US$ 252.00

    Italian comedians attracted audiences to performances at every level, from the magnificent Italian, German and French court festival appearances of Orlando di Lasso or Isabella Andreini, to the humble street trestle lazzi of anonymous quacks. The characters they inspired continue to exercise a profound cultural influence, and an understanding of the... more...

  • The Venetian Origins of the Commedia dell'Arteby Peter Jordan

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 47.95

    The Venetian Origins of the Commedia dell'Arte  is a striking new enquiry into the late-Renaissance stirrings of professional secular comedy in Venice, and their connection to the development of what came to be known as the Commedia dell?Arte. The book contends that through a symbiotic collaboration between patrician amateurs and plebeian professionals,... more...

  • The Italian Commedia and Please be Gentleby David Griffiths

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 51.95

    Focusing on Commedia Dell'Arte, this work provides a historical and critical commentary of the Commedia. It highlights common factors between this genre and that of the Japanese Noh theatre. The author proposes six similarities: characters familiar to their audience and masked, minimal properties and scenery with the focus on the actor, the "families"... more...

  • Commedia Dell'Arteby Oliver Crick; John Rudlin

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 49.95

    A companion to John Rudlin's best-selling Commedia dell'Arte: A Handbook for Actors , this book covers both the history and professional practice of commedia dell'arte 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... more...

  • Commedia Dell'Arte: An Actor's Handbookby John Rudlin

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 51.95

    There has been an enormous revival of interest in Commedia dell'arte. And it remians a central part of many drama school courses. In Commedia dell'arte in the Twentieth Century John Rublin first examines the orgins of this vital theatrical form and charts its recent revival through the work of companies like Tag, Theatre de Complicite and the influential... more...

  • Scripts and Scenariosby Richard Andrews

    Cambridge University Press 1993; US$ 55.00

    Examines in a different light the innovative and influential scripted comedies of the Italian Renaissance. more...

  • Quellen und Forschungen aus italienischen Archiven und Bibliotheken by Ed. by Deutsches Historisches Institut in Rom

    Walter de Gruyter 2011; US$ 172.00

    The specialist historical journal Sources and Studies from Italian Archives and Libraries first appeared in 1898, and is published by the German Historical Institute in Rome. The articles and miscellaneous contributions (with abstracts in German or Italian respectively) deal with topics in Italo-German relations and in Italian history from the Early... more...

  • Motherhood and Patriarchal Masculinities in Sixteenth-Century Italian Comedyby Yael Manes

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2011; US$ 109.95

    Exploring individual and collective formation of gender identities, this book analyses plays in the genre of 'erudite comedy' (commedia erudita), which was extremely popular among elite sixteenth-century Italians. Author Manes investigates five erudite comedies-one each by Ludovico Ariosto, Antonio Landi and Giovan Maria Cecchi, and two by... more...

  • Pastoral Drama and Healing in Early Modern Italyby Federico Schneider

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2009; US$ 119.95

    Pastoral Drama and Healing in Early Modern Italy represents the first full length study to confront seriously the well rehearsed analogy of the pastoral poet as healer. Building on Derrida's work on the Platonic pharmakon, which led to a better understanding of the theater / drug analogy, the stringent approach to the therapeutic function of the... more...

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