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  • In this low-budget, stripped-down setting, Haves captures the essential magic of commedia dell'arte and offers a more intimate, entertaining, and transcendent experience than the mega-budget Cirque can provide.

    Hoyt Hilsman: Theater Review: Atomic Holiday Free Fall

  • While the company has had its ups and downs, it is now on firm footing, presenting classic works in commedia dell'arte style while developing new plays that address current issues using satire and raucous stagecraft.

    Hoyt Hilsman: Theater Review: Atomic Holiday Free Fall

  • I am sorry to say that stereotypes are rooted in reality and, like the figures of commedia dell'arte, the roles of women in Italian society are fixed.

    Frederic Whyte: The Long-Overdue Demise of Silvio Berlusconi

  • While the company has had its ups and downs, it is now on firm footing, presenting classic works in commedia dell'arte style while developing new plays that address current issues using satire and raucous stagecraft.

    Hoyt Hilsman: Theater Review: Atomic Holiday Free Fall

  • The seriousness with which the elder Pisoni mentored his son helped to build a solid appreciation for craft and precision as well as the history and tradition of clowning from the early days of the commedia dell'arte to the present.

    George Heymont: Once More With Feeling

  • After all, old age is something we'll all experience at some point, except Billy Crystal, whose face appears to be turning slowly into a commedia dell'arte mask of Billy Crystal's face sixteen years ago.

    Kirk Douglas, the Oscars and the power of age

  • "The Green Bird" (May 5-June 5, 2011), by 18th-century Italian playwright Carlo Gozzi, is billed by Constellation as a "commedia dell'arte fantasia" about a lovelorn king, a fortuneteller, a sausagemaker, a statue and a magical bird.

    Backstage at Theater Alliance with co-founder Paul Douglas Michnewicz

  • Finally, it will be hard to resist Company XIV Pinocchio: A Fantasy Of Pleasures, a wildly improbable mix of baroque ballet, commedia dell'arte, street dance and Fellini-esque surrealism that re-invents the familiar fairytale.

    This week's new dance

  • These masks evoke the theatrical genre of commedia dell'arte , which the Venetian playwright Carlo Goldoni brought to its artistic apogee in the 18th century.

    The Masked Charms of Venice's Carnival

  • In this low-budget, stripped-down setting, Haves captures the essential magic of commedia dell'arte and offers a more intimate, entertaining, and transcendent experience than the mega-budget Cirque can provide.

    Hoyt Hilsman: Theater Review: Atomic Holiday Free Fall

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