Commedia dell' Arte for NON actors
Instructor's Kingdom: Atlantia, Time Zone: EST
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Learn the characters and history behind the 16th century, Italian comedy theater style known as Commedia dell' Arte. As an audience member, your viewing experience is enriched by knowing where this theater style came from. The first contract for a commedia troupe that we have is from 1545, so what did it say? How did that affect what the audience saw on stage? How is it different in the modern day? How is it different in the SCA? Come find out!