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Commedia Plays  

Scenarios, Scripts, Lazzi

Commedia Plays $31.81 ex GST
$34.99 inc GST

A unique collection of performance pieces and improvisation exercises in the Commedia style by the UK's leading practioner. A sequel to the best-selling Playing Commedia .

Commedia Plays contains eight plays each with a detailed introduction, illustrating the different periods and styles of Commedia dell'Arte. Suitable for performance on stage, the plays can also be used in the classroom and workshop as the basis for improvisation.

Also included is a compilation of 'Lazzi' - the pieces of 'business' that form the basis of Commedia's comic action. These range from the Double Takes and The Surprise Embrace to whole scenes such as Cross Dressing and The Unwanted Proposal.

The book as a whole serves as a practical illustration of the development of Commedia over some four hundred years.

Nick Hern Books | 978-1-85459-871-4 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | PB


BARRY GRANTHAM is a performer, director and teacher. He trained as a dancer before working in almost every form of theatre. He has been teaching Commedia for the last twenty years, chiefly in England but also in Norway, Sweden, Germany and Italy itself.

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