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.
We also take care of the artists' development in other ways--by providing workshops and master classes, perhaps with a specialist in [the improvisational and comic style of] commedia dell' arte that may not be directly show related, but it broadens the artists' horizons."
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.
Bertolucci playfully indulges in staging a magical Pagnotta and Columbine commedia dell' arte play before a theater of delighted schoolkids.
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.
In some entries, such as Barba's description of montage and Ferdinando Taviani's essay on commedia dell' arte, the visual material is incorporated into the writer's discussion.
The large polished wooden set is vaguely Tudor, dominated in the first act by a painting from the Italian Renaissance, and the action is framed by the antics of a commedia dell' arte Harlequin, who from time to time fishes costumes out of a box.