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Playing Commedia

A Training Guide to Commedia Techniques



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A practical guide to the skills, characters and history of Commedia Dell'Arte through graded games and illustrated exercises a useful tool in any actor's training and a discipline for all forms of physical theatre. Chapters include: * Warm Up Games * Mime and Movement Games * Word Games * Using Face Masks * The Legacy of Commedia dell'Arte, a chapter looking at the individual Masks or characters in the traditional Commedia dell'Arte.

Product code: 9781854594662

ISBN 9781854594662
No. of pages 287
Publisher Nick Hern Books
Dimensions H235xW158xS21
Graded exercises introduce the reader to the history and techniques of commedia, originating in mid-16th century Italy. Topics covered include: the commedia masks; mime and movement games; using face masks; and creating the roles. Illustrations demonstrate posture, gesture, costume and masks.