classical old masks, the precise technique and the crazy energy
are the starting points when we work with Commedia dell’Arte,
we also learn some theory in order to put things in to perspective.
We are looking for the kind of humor that is built on direct response
and large bodily impulses instead of clever ideas.
is an lecture that I have held for at least 15 years. Through
the years it has taken anything from 45 minutes to 9 hours We
go through the origins and the beginning of the Commedia dell’Arte,
a little specific history from the Renaissance, the form now and
then, the masks, a few concepts and terms, a little about the
great troupes from its time etc.