“More than any other, the Commedia dell’Arte is the genre of theatre that expresses the present as it moves.”– Antonio Fava
Originating in Renaissance Italy and translating as “theatre of the professional”, Commedia dell’Arte is distinguished by its character types and use of masks, physical comedy and improvisation.
Commedia dell’Arte is known for its swift pace and wit – encouraging actors’ imaginations, swift thinking and the physical discipline to create this type of rehearsed improvised theatre.
The style has had an lasting influence on Shakespeare, Molière and performing arts such as opera, vaudeville, musical theatre, improv comedy. You can even spot it’s influence on the modern sitcom.
Led by actor, teacher, director and writer Ronan Dempsey, this one-day masterclass
will excite, enthrall and inform your performances in all styles far beyond Commedia.
Book now for this workshop on Sunday 26th February
Time: 10.00am – 6.00pm
at The Gaiety School of Acting, Essex St West, Temple Bar, D8