About Commedia dell'Arte

 

We get asked a lot of questions about Commedia dell'Arte on line, mostly for academic papers and the like. There is a lot of information to be found online in other places, but we find that many of the texts most often used in American academic settings simplify Commedia almost to the point of inaccuracy. 

 

Our Managing Director, Kate Meehan, has put together the slide show to the right, which she uses as a primer for folks taking advanced classes. It should be a good starting point if you're looking to do some research.

 

On our blog page, you can search the material we've collected, discussing performance of characters, actor experiences, and the historical origins of various stock characters. You may also feel free to contact us for further information, or just to talk shop.

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This project is supported in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department.