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Commedia dell’Arte: A Historical Overview

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  1. I love this and I love life what a wonderful time to be alive

  2. love this.thank you for uploading

  3. I watched this in drama

  4. This is WONDERFUL! Thank you so very much for this information! I would love to get a copy of the diagram she uses in this video. It is really fantastic!

  5. thank you thank you!
    

  6. Thank you for all your kind messages and particularly for your additional information, Oriol Lopez Esteve. There are currently no plans to make further content on Commedia dell'Arte but there are four more in this collection, so do take a look.

  7. Any movements nor positions were detailed in the Canovaccio as that was the result of improvisations and lazzis that they creating during the rehearsals and performances of the play.
    When considering to make a "CommediaD'A-like play", text and emotions should come from improvisation and not from thought text, that way the emotion of it will come right from within and the result will surely be truer.
    If you build a Commedia story, use a Canovaccio and see which improvisation works and which not.

  8. I think it should be useful to contribute with this video by introducing a key part of the Commedia: the Canovaccio.
    The Canovaccio was a kind of script where all the actions were written. The plot-makers thought a story and then they wrote the main action. For example: Scene 1: Pantalone calls Zanni and tells him to hide his money from his son; Scene 2: the 1st Actor decides to steal the money from his parents to go away with Columbina and so he tells her; and so on. They didn't write any text.

  9. clear and intereresting MORE please! Would like to see some more scenarios and a Lazzi or three. A good start. 

  10. @MadameArkadina thankyou for you kind message. This film is one of five that you can view in our YouTube
    channel /ntdiscovertheatre I hope you like them all.
    

  11. Absolutely brilliant. Thank you for this series. Will there be more ….?