Commedia Del Arte is a traditional form of comedic, slap-stick theatre from Italy. At the same basic time England had Shakespeare, Italy had touring commedia troupes.
This unit consists of three parts: A Commedia Power Point, Commedia Scene Lazzi Packet and a Make Your Own Commedia Play Packet.
This is the material for Packet One: The Scene Lazzi.
Divide class into small groups of 3-5 students. Each group receives their own packet. I laminate the sheets and put them in plastic envelopes. Class performances of work are encouraged. We culminate our unit with a performance for family and friends.