File puptcrit/puptcrit.0909, message 369


To: puptcrit-AT-puptcrit.org
Date: Sat, 26 Sep 2009 12:39:27 -0400
Subject: Re: [Puptcrit] Sicilian puppets


Alice,

Thanks so much for the suggestions - I will look in to them all. One  
of the projects I am considering for next season would involve  
performing one of the "madrigal comedies" of Banchieri or Vecchi with  
a troupe of comici. I look forward to further discussion.

Warren

On Sep 26, 2009, at 11:54 AM, HobgoblinH-AT-aol.com wrote:

> For my money, the best book on Commedia is The Italian Comedy by
> Duchartre. It has it all with lots of pictures.
>
> _http://www.amazon.com/Italian-Comedy-Pierre-Louis-Duchartre/dp/0486216799/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1253979693&sr=1-1_
> (http://www.amazon.com/Italian-Comedy-Pierre-Louis-Duchartre/dp/0486216799/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&
> qid=1253979693&sr=1-1)
>
> I also bought a book of Lazzi
> _http://www.amazon.com/Lazzi-Comic-Routines-Commedia-dellArte/dp/0933826699/
> ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1253979693&sr=1-2_
> (http://www.amazon.com/Lazzi-Comic-Routines-Commedia-dellArte/dp/0933826699/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=books
> &qid=1253979693&sr=1-2)
> but cannot recommend it so heartily, as lazzi from that period are not
> entirely clear to the modern audience, just as minstrel show comic  
> routines are
> uncomprehensible  now.
>
> Just for fun, one can read Scaramouche: A Romance of the French   
> Revolution
> by Rafael Sabatini. Very entertaining. The first book,  not the  
> second.
>
> Would be glad to discuss Commedia with you-- I used to teach it as a
> practical performance class at one time. I also learned to make all  
> the
> traditional masks.
>
> Cheers,
> Alice
>
>
>
>
> In a message dated 9/26/2009 9:15:42 A.M. Central Daylight Time,
> warren-AT-magnificatbaroque.com writes:
>
>
> This  weekend I am looking into the nexus of commedia troupes,  
> puppets,
> the Medici Court in Florence in the early 17th Century, and Carnival
> in Florence - all of which will influence our upcoming  production.
>
> I never received my first post to this listserv - perhaps  there's a
> problem with my subscription settings. I have enjoyed the  discussions
> I have received  however.
>
> Cheers!
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