Shakespeare and Commedia dell'Arte : Play by Play Paperback / softback
Paperback / softback
Shakespeare and Commedia dellâ€™Arte examines the ongoing influence of commedia dellâ€™arte on Shakespeareâ€™s plays.
Exploring the influence of commedia dellâ€™arte improvisation, sight gags, and wordplay on the development of Shakespeareâ€™s plays, Artemis Preeshl blends historical research with extensive practical experience to demonstrate how these techniques might be applied when producing some of Shakespeare's best-known works today.
Each chapter focuses on a specific play, from A Midsummer Nightâ€™s Dream to The Winterâ€™s Tale, drawing out elements of commedia dellâ€™arte style in the playscripts and in contemporary performance.
Including contemporary directorsâ€™ notes and interviews with actors and audience members alongside Elizabethan reviews, criticism, and commentary, Shakespeare and Commedia dellâ€™Arte presents an invaluable resource for scholars and students of Renaissance theatre.
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