Commedia Plays - Scenarios & Scripts & Lazzi

Commedia Plays - Scenarios & Scripts & Lazzi $24.99

Barry Grantham

Published by Nick Hern Books

A unique collection of performance pieces and improvisation exercises in the Commedia style, a companion volume to the author's best-selling Playing Commedia

Commedia Plays offers eight original short plays from across the different periods and styles of Commedia dell'Arte - suitable for performance on stage as well as classroom and workshop study

Also included is a collection of Lazzi, the pieces of 'business' that form the basis of Commedia's comic action, ranging from the Double Takes to The Unwanted Proposal

These can be inserted into the written text or explored and improvised in the drama studio

Barry Grantham is our foremost performer/deviser of Commedia. An actor who trained in ballet and mime, he has been teaching Commedia for the last twenty years, chiefly in England but also in Italy, Holland, Sweden and Germany

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