The Commedia Dell Arte In Naples English Ed

Author: Francesco Cotticelli
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Commedia dell'arte, an improvised performance art that flourished in the 16th and 17th centuries, vanished leaving very few traces. What remain, besides some intriguing descriptions, are about a dozen manuscript collections of plot outlines, or scenarios, often written in dialect, which the Italian professional actors must have used to guide them through each drama, from scene to scene and act to act. Only a few such collections have ever been published in Italian, and far fewer in English translation. The present volume remedies this situation by providing bilingual access to the largest known collection of scenarios: the Casamarciano manuscripts of Naples. There are 176 decipherable scenarios in the source's two volumes. They record some important early examples of plays or operas that would later become famous, like the legend of the stone guest (cf. Molière's Don Juan ou, Le Festin de Pierre, or Mozart's Don Giovanni), preserved in this manuscript under the title "Comvitato de Pietra." They also give us a rare glimpse into living cultural traditions that were at the root of modern theater. Stock characters like clueless Pulcinella and cunning Coviello, jealous lovers and lecherous fathers, swaggering soldiers, mystified strangers, and clever chambermaids--all conspire to bring to life an art form too long hidden in indecipherable Italian manuscripts. This book received a 2001 Weiss/ Brown Publication Subvention Award from the Newberry Library. The award supports the publication of outstanding works of scholarship that cover European civilization before 1700 in the areas of music, theater, French or Italian literature, or cultural studies. It is made to commemorate the career of Howard Mayer Brown.

The Commedia Dell Arte In Naples Edizione Italiana

Author: Francesco Cotticelli
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La Commedia Dell Rte

Author: State University of New York at Buffalo. University Libraries
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Opera Theatrical Culture And Society In Late Eighteenth Century Naples

Author: Anthony R. DelDonna
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1317085396
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The operatic culture of late eighteenth-century Naples represents the fullest expression of a matrix of creators, practitioners, theorists, patrons, and entrepreneurs linking aristocratic, public and religious spheres of contemporary society. The considerable resonance of 'Neapolitan' opera in Europe was verified early in the eighteenth century not only through voluminous reports offered by locals and visitors in gazettes, newspapers, correspondence or diaries, but also, and more importantly, through the rich and tangible artistic patrimony produced for local audiences and then exported to the Italian peninsula and abroad. Naples was not simply a city of entertainment, but rather a cultural epicenter and paradigm producing highly innovative and successful genres of stage drama reflecting every facet of contemporary society. Anthony R. DelDonna provides a rich study of operatic culture from 1775-1800. The book demonstrates how contemporary stage traditions, stimulated by the Enlightenment, engaged with and responded to the changing social, political, and artistic contexts of the late eighteenth century in Naples. It focuses on select yet representative compositions from different genres of opera that illuminate the diverse contemporary cultural forces shaping these works and underlining the continued innovation and European recognition of operatic culture in Naples. It also defines how the cultural milieu of Naples - aristocratic and sacred, private and public - exercises a profound yet idiosyncratic influence on the repertory studied, the creation of which could not have occurred elsewhere on the Continent.

Commedia Dell Arte

Author: Thomas F. Heck
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Befriending The Commedia Dell Arte Of Flaminio Scala

Author: Natalie Crohn Schmitt
Editor: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 1442648996
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Schmitt demonstrates that the commedia dell'arte relied as much on craftsmanship as on improvisation and that Scala's scenarios are a treasure trove of social commentary on early modern daily life in Italy.

The Memoires Of Count Carlo Gozzi

Author: Carlo Gozzi
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The Early Commedia Dell Arte 1550 1621

Author: Paul C. Castagno
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This book establishes a Mannerist context for the early "commedia dell'arte" during its advent in the latter half of the sixteenth century and the beginning of the seventeenth century. The geographical area is based in Italy, with consideration of "commedia dell'arte" influences in other European countries. The "commedia dell'arte" is linked to "maniera," the word from which Mannerism is etymologically based, and other concepts such as "disegno interno, licenzia, " and "gusto." Utilizing a synchronic methodology, Castagno explores the link between the Mannerist "pittore vago" (-wandering painters-) and the itinerant performers of the "commedia dell'arte." By way of conclusion, Castagno demonstrates how Mannerist terms can be applied to the salient performance features of the "commedia dell'arte," establishing this theatrical form and practice within a Mannerist context."

Performance And Literature In The Commedia Dell Arte

Author: Robert Henke
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521643245
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This book explores the commedia dell'arte: the Italian professional theatre in Shakespeare's time. The actors of this theatre usually did not perform from scripted drama but instead improvised their performances from a shared plot and thorough knowledge of individual character roles. Robert Henke closely analyzes hitherto unexamined commedia dell'arte texts in order to demonstrate how the spoken word and written literature were fruitfully combined in performance. Henke examines a number of primary sources including performance accounts, actors' contracts, and letters, among other documents.

The Memoirs Of Count Carlo Gozzi

Author: Carlo Gozzi
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Stravinsky S Pulcinella

Author: Igor Stravinsky
Editor: A-R Editions, Inc.
ISBN: 9780895796431
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This volume contains all of the known musical sources and sketches for Stravinsky¿s Pulcinella (1919-1920) representing over 250 facsimile pages from the combined holdings of the Paul Sacher Stiftung (Basel) and the British Library (London) with invited essays by Lynn Garafola, , Ulrich Mosch, Jeanne Chenault Porter and Richard Taruskin. This publication was enhanced by the research of the late Barry Brook and by an appendix of song texts in the Neapolitan dialect by Dale Monson.Numerous tables in this publication provide efficient access to the entries on each page of the facsimile: according to the source groups, sketches, sources and sketches in order of the sources and sources and sketches in order of the published edition.In her commentary Maureen Carr discusses: the genesis of the idea for Pulcinella, the sources chosen by Stravinsky and those that he discarded, the sketches, as well as analytical perspectives on Stravinsky¿s compositional process for this work. In addition to the musical sources and sketches, other documents in this volume, such as a preliminary outline of the work in the hand of the painter, Pablo Picasso (Musée Picasso) and a more detailed scenario written out by the choreographer, Leonide Massine (Basel), will help scholars to understand the nature of the collaboration among these luminaries [the composer Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971), the Spanish painter Pablo Picasso (1881¿1973), the Russian choreographer Léonide Massine (Miasin; 1895¿1979), and the Russian impresario Sergei Diaghilev (1872¿1929)] that resulted in this astonishing dramatic work for dance and song. Book URL: https://www.areditions.com/books/MC002.html

The Commedia Dell Arte Of Flaminio Scala

Author: Richard Andrews
Editor: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 1461672619
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The Commedia dell'Arte of Flaminio Scala presents a translation and commentary of selected scenarios composed or collected by the actor-manager Flaminio Scala that were first published in 1611. Thirty of Scala's 50 scenarios are included, complete with a detailed scene-by-scene analysis that demonstrates the methodology of Italian improvised theatre in the early modern period for the purposes of study as well as re-creation. Taking into consideration previous translations of the work, Richard Andrews's English translation and lengthy analytic commentary of the scenarios provide an overview of the commedia dell'arte style, describing how actors fleshed out scenes by inserting existing material from their repertoire into a plot framework and demonstrating a constant interchange of plot, characterization, and scene structure that moved between scripted and improvised comedy. Andrews points out similarities between the scenarios, borrowings from earlier Italian scripted comedies, analogies with other early modern drama including Shakespeare, and the re-use of these components by later dramatists such as Molière and Goldoni. An extensive introduction sets the parameters for the commentaries, giving a description of commedia dell'arte as a phenomenon, explaining the categories of masked characters, and describing the nature and structure of the genre. A comprehensive index is organized for quick reference and lists which characters and masks appear in which scenarios, as well as frequent scenic components that recur, such as types of speeches, relationships, and emotional situations.

Corporeality And Performativity In Baroque Naples

Author: Alessandro Giardino
Editor: Lexington Books
ISBN: 1498563996
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This book provides an interdisciplinary introduction to the Neapolitan Baroque, through original and in-depth interpretations of pivotal masterpieces of Neapolitan art, literature, philosophy, theater. The book also presents the city of Naples as a cultural space in which the body functions as a visual, literary, and urban metaphor. By examining the works of Giordano Bruno, Caravaggio, Giambattista Basile, Silvio Fiorillo and Raimondo di Sangro, Principe di San Severo, the essays comprising this volume show the contribution of these world renowned figures to the Baroque imagery of Naples, but also highlight the impact the city had on their work. Finally, the book stirs reflection on the enduring presence and current revival of the Neapolitan Baroque, by looking at contemporary culture and the cinematic adaptation of baroque works, such as Matteo Garrone’s Tale of Tales.

The Golden Age Comedia

Author: Charles Ganelin
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Drawing on the groundbreaking Spanish scholarship and editions of earlier generations and relying on research conducted in Spanish archives, this pioneering group of English-speaking scholars offers a new treatment of familiar material. The editors yoke together widely varying critical practices, including incisive New Critical readings and far-reaching explorations that draw on the most current European critical thought. In addition to these more strictly literary studies, there are interdisciplinary essays focusing on seventeenth- and twentieth-century reception and the social makeup of the comedia audience. The whole thus presents a balanced picture of the many ways in which the comedia can be viewed, and the contributors complement each other's work in often surprising ways, illuminating the same corpus from a number of perspectives.

Time Out Naples

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ISBN: 9780141008387
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Written by a team of resident journalists so that the true flavour of the city can be captured, this guide gives independent, impartial advice to inform and entertain. More than 700 venues are reviewed and all price ranges and tastes are covered.

The Theatre Of Don Juan

Author: Oscar Mandel
Editor: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 9780803281370
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"Many good things are provided for our instruction and delight in this handsome volume. Chief among them perhaps, and most keenly wanted in a collection of this sort . . . are sanity and wit."?The Romanic Review "A most interesting literary history of the Don Juan theme with the plays or works themselves serving as illustrations. Professor Mandel's general introduction and his shorter introductions and commentaries throughout the book are solid, wise, and engaging."?Robert E. Taylor, Renaissance News "This anthology is exhaustive and informative, expertly translated, and, by virtue of its subject, damned exciting."?Quarterly Journal of Speech "[The translations] are lively and . . . quite faithful to the originals. . . . The long introduction could well stand alone: fruitful in original observations on the nature of Don Juan, spirited, argu-mentative, and quite personal."?Armand F. Singer, Hispania The eternal Don Juan, the creation more than 350 years ago of a monk and dramatist known as Tirso de Molina, has appeared on the boards as a thinker and fool, hero and villain, but never as anything less than a great lover. Oscar Mandel's Theatre of Don Juan presents different aspects of the Don's spectacular progress through a half-dozen countries, epochs, and intellectual climates. Here are full-length plays by Molina, Moli_re, Shadwell, Da Ponte, Grabbe, Moncrieff, Zorrilla, and Rostand; excerpts from plays by Shaw, Montherlant, and Frisch; plus a dozen critical and interpretative essays. In his introduction, Mandel examines the legend of Don Juan.

Naples And Neapolitan Opera

Author: Michael Finlay Robinson
Editor: Oxford : Clarendon Press
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Hodoeporics Revisited

Author: Luigi Monga
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Seventeenth Century Italian Poets And Dramatists

Author: Albert N. Mancini
Editor: Gale / Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9780787681579
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Essays on poets and dramatists of the seicento, the seventeenth-century period of Italian literature and art. Examines the challenge that the Baroque movement posed to the neo-Aristotelian aesthetics of the Renaissance and to the notions of decorum and morality in art.