Bravo Zan Angelo!: A Commedia Dell'Arte Tale

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Frances Lincoln, 1999 - Children's stories - 36 pages
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Angelo longs to be a clown as famous as his grandfather, Zan Polo, once was. He wants to perform on the streets of Venice, making the people cry with laughter. Zan Polo thinks that Angelo is too young, and will only let him dress up as a rooster and cock-a-doodle-doo behind the stage. Angelo, however, has greater plans in mind… Niki Daly's exuberant tale is based around the commedia dell'arte tradition - the popular Italian street comedy using stock characters. The lively story and vivid illustrations recreate the spirit of 18th-century Venice during the Carnival.

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User Review  - hvachetta - LibraryThing

Angelo wants to a clown in his grandfather's theater troupe. This is a beautifully illustrated cultural tale about persevering toward a goal. There is a small amount of Italian peppered throughout, but it adds to the historical feeling of the story, and is not distracting. Read full review

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User Review  - GeniusBabies - LibraryThing

A charming tale of Angelo's attempt to join his grandfather's comedy troupe as a rooster. The story is quite wordy and seems geared for adults in its word choices. The art is also well done as ... Read full review

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