The Commedia dell'Arte in Naples: A Bilingual Edition of the 176 Casamarciano Scenarios

The Commedia dell'Arte in Naples: A Bilingual Edition of the 176 Casamarciano Scenarios

By: Thomas F. Heck (translator), Francesco Cotticelli (translator), Anne Goodrich Heck (translator), Thomas F. Heck (editor), Francesco Cotticelli (editor), Anne Goodrich Heck (editor)Hardback

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Description

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.

About Author

Francesco Cotticelli is the professor of theatre studies at the University of Cagliari. Thomas F. Heck is emeritus professor of the Ohio State University Libraries and has published extensively on the performing arts. Anne Goodrich Heck is a professional translator.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780810841161
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 1168
  • ID: 9780810841161
  • weight: 3139
  • ISBN10: 0810841169
  • translations: Italian

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