commedia dell'arte

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Italian comedy of the 16th to 18th centuries improvised from standardized situations and stock characters

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It's called The Style and is derived from Georges Bigot's Theatre du Soleil, Commedia del Arte, and their own sensibilities.
Company members, who are trained in the art of farce and commedia del arte, will do some pretty wild and crazy things to spice up an evening.
Ariadne auf Naxos, by Richard Strauss, tells the tale of an opera company led by Ariadne and a Commedia del Arte Company led by Zerbinetta, due to perform in a rich man's Viennese mansion, and we are told during the Prologue that both shows have to take place simultaneously.
Commedia del arte, leather mask artists and contemporary Northwest Native American art, Emerald Art Center, opening, 500 Main St.
But it is a marvellous confection and in this Paris Chattelet production, released on DVD and TDK, director Gilbert Deflo brings terrific imagination and spectacle to the large stage, with the character costumed Commedia del Arte style.