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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But as far as antique collecting is concerned anything today which is connected to the commedia dell' arte is worth its weight in gold.
His most famous figure modelling, however, was of characters from the Italian Comedy - the Commedia dell' Arte - whose vivid, even raucous characters were perfect for the medium.
Due to stage restraints, resulting from it being decorated for the Guild's other concurrent production, ``Lend Me a Tenor,'' ``Pinocchio'' will be a commedia dell' arte presentation - a stylized version that relies on actors and costumes to tell the story instead of scenery.
Confined to a sanatorium, she becomes increasingly obsessed with photography, while various characters, vaguely reminiscent of commedia dell' arte figures, push her to confront reality beyond the frame of the camera eye.
Fratelli Bologna was born twenty years ago as a commedia dell' arte troupe performing at the Renaissance Pleasure Faire in Northern California.
TMT pulled out all the stops in mounting the three interludes: an elaborate commedia dell' arte farce with Pulchinello, a masque of love featuring exotic East Indian women and the grand finale dance of surgeons and apothecaries that ended with a ringing Latin "Vivat