Lazzi: The Comic Routines of the Commedia Dell'arte

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Mel Gordon
Performing Arts Journal Publications, 1983 - Drama - 92 pages
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"An important addition to the literature on Italian Commedia dell'Arte."--Choice

This best-selling PAJ volume presents over 250 comedy routines used by commedia performers in Europe from 1550 to 1750. Includes an introduction, two complete commedia scenarios, and a glossary of commedia characters.

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About the author (1983)

Mel Gordon is Professor of Theater Arts at the University of California, Berkeley. He is the author of twelve books, including "The Grand Guignol," "Dada Performance," "The Stanislavsky Technique," and the Feral House titles, "Erik Jan Hanussen: Hitler's Jewish Clairvoyant" and "The Seven Addictions and Five Professions of Anita Berber.

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