Badge of the University of Atlantia University of Atlantia, SCA Inc.

Create Account

Course Detail

Late Period Theater, or Commedia & the English Renaissance

Sophia the Orange
Alfarinn Valison
Meriorie Matheson

University Session UA98 - 2/3/2018 Course # 407
Time 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Fee
Length 1 hr Credits 1
Attendees 6/∞ Room HofflerAud
Course Category AS: Arts & Sciences

Shakespeare stole a lot of good ideas from the Italian theater of Commedia dell' Arte. Commedia's golden age started in the mid-16th century with just enough time to provide a lot of great material to inspire William Shakespeare. This class will cover the basics of what makes a Commedia dell' Arte style play: Stock characters, improvisation from a plot scenario, masks, and physical comedy. After Commedia, we'll cover Shakespeare, getting into the English Theatrical renaissance during the Tudor period. From the basic organization of theater troupes to doubling, fast memorization, and other common theatrical tools, we'll look at the elements of a play familiar to an Elizabethan audience.

W3C Compliant Table Data

Return to Top   Printer-Friendly Version

The data on this web site is maintained by the University Chancellor, Baroness Adriana la Bretonne, and the University Registrar, Mistress Genevieve d'Aquitaine.

This is the recognized website for the University of the Kingdom of Atlantia of the Society for Creative Anachronism, Inc. and is maintained by Maestra Cassandra Arabella Giordani (Kim Jordan). This site may contain electronic versions of the branch's governing documents. Any discrepancies between the electronic version of any information on this site and the printed version that is available from the originating office will be decided in favor of the printed version.

Copyright © 2009-2018 University of Atlantia. The original contributors retain the copyright of certain portions of this site.

For information on using photographs, articles, or artwork from this website, please contact the web minister at university-web AT They will assist you in contacting the original creator of the piece. Please respect the legal rights of our contributors.

All external links are not part of the University of Atlantia website. Inclusion of a page or site here is neither implicit nor explicit endorsement of the site. Further, SCA, Inc. is not responsible for content outside of

University badge rendered by Corun MacAnndra.

Valid XHTML 1.0 Valid CSS