Commedia dell’arte is a fun and entertaining way of discovering some of the earliest comic traditions associated with theater. Discover the techniques and conventions associated with this genre through the PowerPoint and workbook in this package. An introduction to the notions of masks and lazzi and their respective characters form the foundation of this study. The sound and links in the PowerPoint help illustrate the stagecraft of this form of theater while the practical activities in the workbook allow students of the stage to explore those concepts in a very tactile and meaningful way. Our comic traditions, established centuries ago, can still be seen in situation comedies on television today.
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