ENGL 230 - Lecture 7

ENGL 230 - Lecture 7 - ENGL 230 Lecture 7 In-class...

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ENGL 230 Lecture 7 In-class screening: Commedia dell'arte: the story the style. Commedia Dell'Arte was born in Italy It was a popular theatre form (16th/17th century) with very strong influence (on Moliere and Goldoni for example) Moliere and Goldoni are not Commedia dell'arte because they were scripted whereas CDA was an improvised form of theatre Troupes were composed of families o Traditions would be passed down from parent to child Masks were used by certain characters o People became known for specific characters depending on the skills of the actors Acrobatic, Singer… o Isabella Andrini from the Andrini troupe was a very famous 'enamorata' character --> lover "During the sixteenth century in Italy, actors took pre-existing folk forms, improvised masking, music and dance and developed them into a theatrical medium" o John Rudlin, Commedia dell'arte: An Actors Handbook Disrepute among CDA actors The actors came from different parts of Italy
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This note was uploaded on 12/17/2011 for the course ENGL 230 taught by Professor Hurley during the Fall '07 term at McGill.

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ENGL 230 - Lecture 7 - ENGL 230 Lecture 7 In-class...

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