The Comic Mask in the Commedia dell’Arte By Antonio Fava

  • The Comic Mask in the Commedia dell’Arte By  Antonio Fava
  • The Comic Mask in the Commedia dell’Arte By  Antonio Fava
  • The Comic Mask in the Commedia dell’Arte By  Antonio Fava
  • The Comic Mask in the Commedia dell’Arte By  Antonio Fava
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About this course

Duration

2 weeks

Term Start

July 2021

Along with learning the techniques of the masks, participants develop their physical presence and a good interpretation of Commedia dell’Arte

La Commedia dell’Arte:
Is appearance in 16th Century Italy, it's spread and adaptation throughout Europe marked a highly important turning point in the history of the western Theatre: with it, the Theatre changed from ritualistic and amateurish to actual profession (art). The new actor was born, someone who possessed a personal acting “know-how”.
This gave rise to the Modern Theatre.

 

 


Why choose this course?

  • Taught by World Renowned Master Teacher Antonio Fava. Recognised throughout the world as one of the leading practitioners of Commedia dell’Arte.
  • He is an actor, author, director, and Commedia dell’Arte MaestroAlon
  • Along with learning the techniques of the masks, participants develop their physical presence and a good interpretation of Commedia dell’Arte taught by World Renowned Master Teacher Antonio Fava recognized throughout the world as one of the leading practitioners of Commedia dell’Arte. He is an actor, author, director, and Commedia dell’Arte Maestro.

Fee and Application Information

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6 Days totalling 30 hours a week
9-12 am and 1- 4 pm

Fee TBC and booking opens on Jan 25th 2021

 


Course content

  • The Mask: use and meaning
  • Fixed types and character parts: Old People, Lovers, the Zanni, Captains and their main variants
  • The functions of the characters
  • Gestures and behaviour of the characters
  • The Lazzi

The lessons are of three types: Gesture, Improvisation, Canovacci.

The Canovacci, the final performance during the Training Session,  possible will be open to the public.

Who is this course for?
Professional actors who want updated information, pupils from schools of Dramatic Art, students and scholars who study theatrical disciplines are those for whom this Training Session is intended.

 

Tutor profile

Antonio Fava is recognized throughout the world as one of the leading practitioners of Commedia dell’Arte. He is an actor, author, director, and Commedia dell’Arte Maestro.  He directs the International School of the Comic Actor in Reggio Emilia, Italy. He has taught and directed at the Oxford Stage Company, New York University, Real Escuela de Arte Dramatica in Madrid, among other venues. He designs and makes leather masks for use in his school and performance. His book THE COMIC MASK IN THE COMMEDIA DELL’ARTE Foreward by Simon Callow published by Northwestern University Press, USA; Commedia dell'Arte, its Structure and Tradition.

 

 


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