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Images of the commedia dell'arte

Katritzky, M. A. (2014). Images of the commedia dell'arte. In: Chaffee, Judith and Crick, Olly eds. The Routledge Companion to Commedia dell'Arte. Abingdon: Routledge, pp. 284–299.

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Abstract

Images add a rich dimension to theatre historical studies, which have traditionally been dominated by the literary perspective. This is particularly true for the Commedia dell’Arte, whose patchy textual record reflects its reliance on brief scenarios rather than extant play-texts with fully-scripted dialogue. From its sixteenth-century beginnings, the Commedia dell’Arte’s mixed-gender performances, distinctive costumes and gestures, and slick professional acrobatics, comedy and magic routines captured the attention of artists of every stripe. Their depictions range from reliable records of the appearance of staged events and actors, to imaginative evocations unrelated to any specific performance or performer

Item Type: Book Section
Copyright Holders: 2015 individual chapters the authors
ISBN: 0-415-74506-3, 978-0-415-74506-2
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Arts and Humanities > English & Creative Writing
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Arts and Humanities
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)
Research Group: History of Books and Reading (HOBAR)
Item ID: 42022
Depositing User: M. A. Katritzky
Date Deposited: 09 Feb 2015 10:00
Last Modified: 06 Aug 2019 20:02
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/42022
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