Working with the 16th century Commedia
dell'arte theatre style, participants will study the principle characters
of Arlecchino, Pantalone, the Lovers, Zanni and others. The workshop includes
making a Commedia mask and acting it.
Through the workshop, students will develop
their skills in the areas of physical gestures and movement; voice and language;
rhythm and tempo; interacting with other mask characters.
The lessons involve:
- Mask making technique
- Canovaccio (story line)