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This account of Commedia's origins as a popular theatrical form includes a practical, step-by-step guide to using Commedia techniques in performance. The work explores Commedia's recent revival through companies like Tag and Theatre de Complicite and the influential methods of Jacques Lecoq. The second part of the book provides a guide for would-be practitioners, demonstrating how to approach the roles of Zanni, Arlecchion, Brighella, Pantalone, Dottore, and the Lovers. It explains each stock character's "type" in turn: name, status, origin; costume, mask, props; stance, walks, movements; gestures, speech, characteristics; and relationships, plot functions and improvizations. The text also covers a range of "lazzi" or comic business, improvization exercises, sample monologues and dialogues. The author charts the experiments of 20th-century directors and artistes in "reconstructing and revitalizing a form which dominated European culture for three centuries".

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9781138127265 | Routledge, September 3, 2015, cover price $165.00
9780415047692 | Routledge, March 1, 1994, cover price $62.95 | About this edition: This account of Commedia's origins as a popular theatrical form includes a practical, step-by-step guide to using Commedia techniques in performance.

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9780415047708 | Routledge, March 1, 1994, cover price $51.95 | About this edition: There has been an enormous revival of interest in Commedia dell'arte.

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9789292525798 | 59 edition (Intl Air Transport Assn, July 1, 2015), cover price $799.00
9789292523466 | 58 edition (Intl Air Transport Assn, July 1, 2014), cover price $799.00
9789292521974 | 57 pap/cdr edition (Intl Air Transport Assn, July 1, 2013), cover price $799.00
9789292337414 | 56 pck edition (Intl Air Transport Assn, August 1, 2012), cover price $799.00
9789292335823 | 55 pck wal edition (Intl Air Transport Assn, July 1, 2011), cover price $699.00

Product Description: Italian playwright Carlo Gozzi (1720-1806) is best known for his plays that have famously been adapted into opera librettos. Puccini's final opera, Turandot, was based on a play by Gozzi. Prokofiev's The Love of Three Oranges is also based on a Gozzi play...read more

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9780786400775 | McFarland & Co Inc Pub, December 1, 1999, cover price $49.95 | About this edition: Italian playwright Carlo Gozzi (1720-1806) is best-known for his plays that have been adapted into opera librettos.

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9780786493784 | Reprint edition (McFarland & Co Inc Pub, February 28, 2014), cover price $29.95 | About this edition: Italian playwright Carlo Gozzi (1720-1806) is best known for his plays that have famously been adapted into opera librettos.

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Product Description: “It’s all wonderful fun. Lipman sketches her characters’ foibles with amused affection and moves the plot forward with practiced ease.” – Washington Post Unexpectedly widowed Gwen-Laura Schmidt is still mourning her husband, Edwin, when her older sister Margot invites her to join forces as roommates in Margot’s luxurious Greenwich Village apartment...read more

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9780547576213 | Houghton Mifflin, April 16, 2013, cover price $25.00 | About this edition: Two sisters recover from widowhood, divorce, and Bernie Madoff as unexpected roommates in a Manhattan apartment Unexpectedly widowed Gwen-Laura Schmidt is still mourning her husband, Edwin, when her older sister Margot invites her to join forces as roommates in Margot’s luxurious Village apartment.
9780312500214, titled "Luigi Pirandello" | Palgrave Macmillan, March 1, 1984, cover price $16.95 | also contains Luigi Pirandello

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9780544228078 | Reprint edition (Mariner Books, April 8, 2014), cover price $14.95 | About this edition: “It’s all wonderful fun.

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9781624064692 | Mp3 una edition (Ingram Pub Services, April 16, 2013), cover price $29.99
9781624064654 | Unabridged edition (Ingram Pub Services, April 16, 2013), cover price $59.99

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Product Description: SIX CHARACTERS IN SEARCH OF AN AUTHOR * HENRY IV * THE MOUNTAIN GIANTSPirandello ranks with Strindberg, Brecht, and Beckett as a seminal figure in modern drama. Innovative and influential, he broke decisively with the conventions of realist theatre to foreground the tensions between art and reality...read more
By Anthony Mortimer (trans)

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9780199641192 | Oxford Univ Pr, April 1, 2014, cover price $17.95 | About this edition: SIX CHARACTERS IN SEARCH OF AN AUTHOR * HENRY IV * THE MOUNTAIN GIANTSPirandello ranks with Strindberg, Brecht, and Beckett as a seminal figure in modern drama.

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Product Description: Giorgio Strehler Directs Carlo Goldoni uses Giorgio Strehler’s Goldoni productions (and Arlecchino servitore di due padroni in particular) as a means to defining his directorial aesthetic. The book provides a framework for examining the director’s career that is expansive rather than restrictive, using Goldoni and Arlecchino servitore di due padroni as a through-line for Strehler’s fifty-year career at the Piccolo Teatro di Milano...read more

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9780739181911 | Lexington Books, December 11, 2013, cover price $75.00 | About this edition: Giorgio Strehler Directs Carlo Goldoni uses Giorgio Strehler’s Goldoni productions (and Arlecchino servitore di due padroni in particular) as a means to defining his directorial aesthetic.

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Product Description: As a playwright and a performer, Dario Fo (1926-) is one of the most important figures in world theatre. By the 1980s some were proclaiming him the most widely performed living playwright. In 1997 his achievements were acknowledged with the Nobel Prize for literature...read more

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9780739151112 | Lexington Books, June 17, 2011, cover price $75.00 | About this edition: As a playwright and a performer, Dario Fo (1926-) is one of the most important figures in world theatre.

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9780739183403 | Reprint edition (Lexington Books, April 25, 2013), cover price $27.99 | About this edition: As a playwright and a performer, Dario Fo (1926-) is one of the most important figures in world theatre.

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Product Description: Smuggled out of Naples in his youth after stabbing a brutal night-watchman to death, Antonio Barracano returned home in the 1960s as a wealthy man. He used his newfound status to quash his murder conviction, and was soon feared but respected throughout the city...read more
By Mike Poulton (trans)

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9781408156902 | Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, March 1, 2012, cover price $13.95 | About this edition: Smuggled out of Naples in his youth after stabbing a brutal night-watchman to death, Antonio Barracano returned home in the 1960s as a wealthy man.

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Product Description: How to run a successful SNF Learn the nuts and bolts of how to be an effective SNF administrator. This book serves as your blueprint to managing staff, developing a budget, and navigating the ever-changing regulatory environment. Complete with an emphasis on high-focus survey targets such as Medicare reimbursement, quality care, and documentation, this book also contains more than 850 downloadable test questions to ensure SNF administrators are well prepared to improve operational efficiency...read more

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9780312023355, titled "Dario Fo and Franca Rame" | Palgrave Macmillan, November 1, 1989, cover price $29.95 | also contains Dario Fo and Franca Rame

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9781601469212 | 1 edition (Hcpro Inc, March 14, 2012), cover price $149.00 | About this edition: How to run a successful SNF Learn the nuts and bolts of how to be an effective SNF administrator.

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Product Description: Nobel Prize-winning dramatist Luigi Pirandello is known worldwide for his innovative, complex plays. In Pirandello's Theatre of Living Masks, Umberto Mariani and Alice Gladstone Mariani offer the first new edition in nearly sixty years of six of his major works - Liola, It Is So If You Think So, Six Characters in Search of an Author, Henry IV, Each in His Own Way, and The Mountain Giants...read more

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9781442642119 | Univ of Toronto Pr, June 30, 2011, cover price $62.00 | About this edition: Nobel Prize-winning dramatist Luigi Pirandello is known worldwide for his innovative, complex plays.

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Product Description: Maggie GÜnsberg explores gender portrayal on the Italian stage, and its shifting relationship with other social categories of class, age and the family from the Renaissance to the present day. She examines both the formal properties of drama and the conventions of drama in performance...read more

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9780521590280 | Cambridge Univ Pr, January 1, 1998, cover price $99.99 | About this edition: Maggie GÜnsberg explores gender portrayal on the Italian stage, and its shifting relationship with other social categories of class, age and the family from the Renaissance to the present day.

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9780521041294 | 1 edition (Cambridge Univ Pr, December 3, 2007), cover price $44.99 | About this edition: Maggie GÜnsberg explores gender portrayal on the Italian stage, and its shifting relationship with other social categories of class, age and the family from the Renaissance to the present day.

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Product Description: Es tal la maestria con que se van entrelazando la accion teatral y la memoria, el presente absoluto del teatro y la lacerante persistencia de los odios, es tal la terrible inmersion en el inconsciente, que todo parece un gran sueno de enigma y descubrimiento.

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9788489163782 | Unabridged edition (Jorge a Mestas Ediciones, November 30, 2008), cover price $6.95 | About this edition: Es tal la maestria con que se van entrelazando la accion teatral y la memoria, el presente absoluto del teatro y la lacerante persistencia de los odios, es tal la terrible inmersion en el inconsciente, que todo parece un gran sueno de enigma y descubrimiento.

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Product Description: La Mandragora, la mejor comedia del Renacimiento, y una de las mejores, mas brillantes y modernas del teatro universal, es la historia, segun el autor, de un hecho realmente acaecido en Florencia. La narracion de una verità effettuale en la que sus protagonistas, hombres y mujeres, vivos y reales, luchan en pos de la felicidad...read more

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9788430946914, titled "La mandragora / Mandrake" | Italian edition edition (Tecnos Editorial S A, March 26, 2008), cover price $16.95 | About this edition: La Mandragora, la mejor comedia del Renacimiento, y una de las mejores, mas brillantes y modernas del teatro universal, es la historia, segun el autor, de un hecho realmente acaecido en Florencia.

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Product Description: Emerging in Italy in the mid-sixteenth century, pastoral drama is one of the most characteristic genres of its time. Sampson traces its uneven development into the following century by exploring masterpieces by Tasso and Guarini, and many lesser known works, some by women writers...read more

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9781904713067 | Legenda, May 30, 2007, cover price $120.00 | About this edition: Emerging in Italy in the mid-sixteenth century, pastoral drama is one of the most characteristic genres of its time.

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Product Description: This book examines the scripted stage comedies of the Italian Renaissance, tracing their transition from closed courtly audiences to a wider public. It concentrates on the performing values of their scripts rather than their literary qualities, in order to demonstrate their links with improvised commedia dell'arte, and thus explores in a new way a crucial phase in the development of European theater...read more

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9780521353571 | Cambridge Univ Pr, May 1, 1993, cover price $99.99 | About this edition: This book examines the scripted stage comedies of the Italian Renaissance, tracing their transition from closed courtly audiences to a wider public.

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9780521034159 | Cambridge Univ Pr, March 5, 2007, cover price $44.99 | About this edition: This book examines the scripted stage comedies of the Italian Renaissance, tracing their transition from closed courtly audiences to a wider public.

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Product Description: Mistero Buffo is Dario Fo’s one-man tour de force, in which he creates his own subversive version of Biblical stories. Infused with the rhythmic drive of a jazz improvisation, the immediacy of a newspaper headline, and the epic scope of a historical novel, Fo and his wife/collaborator Franca Rame have performed Mistero Buffo throughout the world to over 10 million people...read more
By Ron Jenkins (trans)

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9781559362719 | Theatre Communications Group, May 1, 2006, cover price $15.95 | About this edition: Mistero Buffo is Dario Fo’s one-man tour de force, in which he creates his own subversive version of Biblical stories.

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Product Description: This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original. Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages. Because we believe this work is culturally important, we have made it available as part of our commitment for protecting, preserving, and promoting the world's literature in affordable, high quality, modern editions that are true to the original work...read more

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9781432602963 | Kessinger Pub Co, January 31, 2005, cover price $36.95 | About this edition: This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original.

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9781417904457, titled "Monna Vanna a Play in Three Acts" | Kessinger Pub Co, January 31, 2005, cover price $21.95
9781561141661 | Second Renaissance Pr, May 1, 1993, cover price $14.75 | About this edition: This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original.

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Product Description: Six people arrive in a theatre during rehearsals for a play. But theyare not ordinary people. They are the characters of a play that has notyet been written. Trapped inside a traumatic event from which they longto escape, they desperately need a writer to complete their story andrelease them...read more

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9780413772688 | Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, August 1, 2004, cover price $13.95 | About this edition: Six people arrive in a theatre during rehearsals for a play.

Product Description: Mistero Buffo is Dario Fo's "tour de force," wherein he created his own subversive version of the Passion stories, combining storytelling, monologues, dialogues and even crowd scenes, in which he would play all the parts. This ever-evolving series of "creation stories" is infused with the rhythmic drive of a jazz improvisation, the immediacy of a newspaper headline and the epic scope of a historical novel...read more

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9781559362436 | Theatre Communications Group, April 15, 2005, cover price $35.00 | About this edition: Mistero Buffo is Dario Fo's "tour de force," wherein he created his own subversive version of the Passion stories, combining storytelling, monologues, dialogues and even crowd scenes, in which he would play all the parts.

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9781559362429 | Theatre Communications Group, June 30, 2004, cover price $15.95 | About this edition: Mistero Buffo is Dario Fo's "tour de force," wherein he created his own subversive version of the Passion stories, combining storytelling, monologues, dialogues and even crowd scenes, in which he would play all the parts.

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Product Description: 'The quality that makes Fo uniquely powerful ... [is] the ability to wring wild laughter out of insidious corruption' Guardian'Simon Nye's witty translation updates and relocates the play ... suitably close to contemporary England...read more

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9780413772671 | Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, April 1, 2004, cover price $13.95 | About this edition: 'The quality that makes Fo uniquely powerful .
9780413156105 | Reprint edition (Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, April 1, 2002), cover price $13.95 | About this edition: In its first two years of production in Italy, Dario Fo's notorious Accidental Death of an Anarchist was seen by over half a million people.

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Product Description: A brand new adaptation of Pirandello's first playNo one has ever seen Signor Ponza's wife and her mother, Signora Frola together. Also, the neighbours have become suspicious because Signora Ponza never leaves her home and start asking questions...read more
By Luigi Pirandello and Martin Sherman (adapted by)

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9780413773661 | Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, April 1, 2004, cover price $15.95 | About this edition: A brand new adaptation of Pirandello's first playNo one has ever seen Signor Ponza's wife and her mother, Signora Frola together.

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Product Description: Typically provocative, at once comic and tragic, Pirandello’s Naked (Vestire gli ignudi) uncovers the machinery of guilt, deceit, and betrayal underlying the motives of five people. The heroine is a young governess who has been reduced to despair by a series of misfortunes...read more

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9781550711615 | Guernica Editions, February 1, 2004, cover price $10.00 | About this edition: Typically provocative, at once comic and tragic, Pirandello’s Naked (Vestire gli ignudi) uncovers the machinery of guilt, deceit, and betrayal underlying the motives of five people.
9781854593399 | Nick Hern Books, September 1, 1998, cover price $18.95 | About this edition: A rarely-seen Pirandello in a fresh adaptation by the author of Mrs.

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Product Description: Twenty monologues for womenTwenty monologues in this volume which range from the deeply serious to the extravagantly comic and accessible to a wide range of audiences"The pieces are comic, grotesque, on purpose. First of all because we women have been crying for two thousand years...read more

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9780413640307 | Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, September 1, 2003, cover price $17.95 | About this edition: Twenty monologues for womenTwenty monologues in this volume which range from the deeply serious to the extravagantly comic and accessible to a wide range of audiences"The pieces are comic, grotesque, on purpose.
9780028617770, titled "Frommer''s 98 New England" | Book&map edition (Frommer, October 1, 1997), cover price $18.95 | also contains Frommer''s 98 New England | About this edition: Highlights dining, shopping, nightlife, lodging, and points of interest in New England

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A story of a political activist who 'fell' to his death from the window of a police station. It presents incisive satire on police corruption, media manipulation and political shenanigans.
By Simon Nye (trans)

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9780413773425 | Bloomsbury Pub Ltd, February 20, 2003, cover price $17.20 | About this edition: A story of a political activist who 'fell' to his death from the window of a police station.
9780072332162, titled "Virtual Biology" | Workbook edition (McGraw-Hill College, December 1, 1998), cover price $32.30 | also contains Virtual Biology

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Product Description: Eduardo De Filippo, possibly the finest and certainly the funniest and most loved playwright in Italy, was a great Neapolitan actor who wrote dozens of plays for his own theater company. In Italy he is known simply as "Eduardo." His plays are all superb comedies, yet always based on strong human emotions...read more
By Eduardo De Filippo, Ronald Harwood (introduced by) and Maria Tucci (trans)

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9781575252292 | Smith & Kraus Pub Inc, October 1, 2002, cover price $19.95 | About this edition: Eduardo De Filippo, possibly the finest and certainly the funniest and most loved playwright in Italy, was a great Neapolitan actor who wrote dozens of plays for his own theater company.

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