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Workshopping with masks and archetypes

Bianca Bonino running the seminar at ANU; masks by Antonio Fava. (Photos supplied) Bonino, who co-founded Fools in Progress with stage-partner Ben Newham in 2010, was invited by Italian teacher Bruna Carboni to run a seminar and workshop about Commedia dell’Arte as part of Carboni’s Italian class.

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Clown for the Actor Workshop

Clown for the Actor Workshop. There are three types of clown, Child clown, Adult clown, and Simple clown. Understanding these roles can help your ensemble further understand the individual skills and strengths hidden within your theatre group. Workshop 1 – 5 pm When – Sunday 16th Dec 2018 1 – …

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Commedia Unmasked End-of-Year Offer

Commedia Unmasked End-of-Year Offer   Hi, Tony Kishawi here. I’m out and about on a Sunday afternoon. And I just wanted to make this announcement that we’ve actually got a new set of Commedia masks. Order Here: Discount Offer 2019 Leather Look set of Commedia masks Now, you know, I’ve …

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Set of Seven Commedia dell’Arte Masks

Set of Seven Commedia dell’Arte Masks Hi Tony Kishawi here, and thank you for your interest in my sets of Commedia dell’Arte masks. I’m holding here the original leather mask that was made by Steve Novak and this mask and the set of masks have been in our company for …

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Olly Crick Interview on Dario Fo’s Classic Performance the Zanni

Olly Crick Interview on Dario Fo’s Classic Performance the Zanni Duration 13 mins Here is the link to the Dario fo Video that we are reviewing. https://vimeo.com/214360465/ba4559211d Tony: Okay, Mr. Olly Crick It’s been a while since we’ve spoken and I’d like to do a quick interview with you. Where… …

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‘Love in the Moonlight’ a Film Review by Tony Kishawi

‘Love in the Moonlight’ a Film Review by Tony Kishawi CTTO: https://www.netflix.com/watch/80986898?trackId=200257859 Love in the Moonlight (2016) Hong Ra On disguises herself as a man and counsels men on dating. Due to a love letter she wrote for a client, she meets Crown Prince Hyo Myeong. Ra On is unaware …

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Tony Kishawi going live Talking about Commedia!

So what I’ve got here is my Commedia Unmasked I’ll just quickly show you jump to the desktop where are we there we are so I’d like to point you to a blog that I found or it’s a video on YouTube that I found at National Geographic. It’s about …

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The Harlequin or Arlecchino – His Origins and Character

The Harlequin, also known as Arlecchino, and its many other forms including: Harleqino, Harlechino, Harlequinus, Arlechino, Arlechin, and Arlequi, is a character from the Zanni family, of Masquerade Masks out of the Italian Comedy – The Commedia Dell’ Arte. Zanni represent the lower class, usually holding positions of servitude. The …

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How to Build a Character For Voice Actors

Whenever people hear a beautiful speaking voice, they say, “Oh, you should get into voiceovers — it’s easy!” Think again. Voice acting, because that is what it is, is far from easy. You don’t have scenery, fabulous lighting, dance and costumes to help get your point across — it’s all …

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