COMMEDIA DELL'ARTE | frenzied characters & organised chaos...
A little about the origins...
Commedia Dell Arte is the art of exaggerating the truth; caricature. It is derived from Venetian carnivals and market places where performers would improvise by ridiculing and parodying society. From this, individual stock characters developed and half masks and props were introduced, then all was placed into a structured performance of comic gags, romantic escapades and fights for character supremacy. The workshop utilises Forte Theatres’ trademark character devising process which makes this a unique experience.
A little about the technique…
"We have had a range of workshops, some okay, some excellent. This one was excellent! The students loved it!" Justine Charsley, Havant College, Hampshire.
Main focuses of the workshop:
By the end of the workshop participants will have: