The cast of "The Servant of Two Masters"
University of Portland in Oregon production, directed by Michael O'Neill. Mago Hunt Theatre 2009.
About Commedia Dell'Arte
Judith Chaffee's Commedia dell'Arte website gives an excellent overview of this genre , with resources, annotated bibliography, links, and workshop information: www.commedia-dell-arte.com
Commedia Dell'Arte Handbook for Troupes by John Rudlin, Olly Crick - Performing Arts - 2001 - 251 pages. A companion to John Rudlin's best-selling Commedia dell'Arte: A Handbook for Actors, this bookcovers both the history and professional practice of commedia dell'arte...
The Commedia Dell'Arte: A study in Italian Popular Theatre by Winifred Smith
Commedia Dell'Arte: An Actor's Handbook - by John Rudlin - 293 pages
The Triumph of Pierrot: The Commedia Dell'Arte - by John C Swan - 340 pages
The Italian Comedy: The Improvisation, Scenarios, Lives, Attributes by Pierre Louis Duchartre, Randolph T. Weaver
The Art of Commedia: A Study in the Commedia Dell'Arte, 1560-1620
by M. A. Katritzky
Mask Improvisation for Actor Training and Performance, The Compelling Image
By Sears A. Eldredge.
International School of Physical Theatre teaches Mask Performance, Commedia Dell'Arte and Maskmaking as part of its Physical Theatre Studies and MFA program in Northern California. Joan Schirle, Director of Dell'Arte International leads a Study Abroad Program each winter in Bali. This program was co founded by Joan and Newman in 1996 and includes Balinese mask carving with Ida Bagus Oka, Balinese dance with Ni Ayu Artatik, Mask Performance as Ritual and Kecak with Ida Bagus Anom, Shadow Puppetry (Wayang Kulit) with I Wayan Mardika, Voice work with Amsterdam based Jodi Gilbert and East/West comparative mask studies with Joan Schirle.
For information about physical theatre studies at Dell'Arte, including summer workshops and the winter Study Abroad Program, go to: www.dellarte.com
If you are a mask maker, mask performer or teach in the realm of mask arts and would like to be linked on this website feel free to send your info to Newman: firstname.lastname@example.org