theater-bib - 12/8/98
A Bibliography on theater. This bibliography covers specifically Commedia dell'arte (Renaissance Italian popular theatre)
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Mark S. Harris AKA: THLord Stefan li Rous
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From: csjlm at news.cts.eiu.edu (Jeri Matteson-Hughes)
Subject: Re: Medieval theatre sources
Summary: commedia dell'arte
Organization: Eastern Illinois University
Date: Tue, 5 Apr 1994 14:19:04 GMT
The Commedia dell'arte (Renaissance+ Italian popular theatre) is a
specialty of mine. I've been performing/studying this technique for
some 21 years and lecturing on it in the SCA for over 12.
Here is a _select_ bibliography handout that I use with my lectures. It's
a perennial work-in-progress; I'm always adding to it, although this copy
hasn't been added to since last June.
The Dover text that Tangwystl refers to is by P. L. Ducharte. I _highly_
recommend the K. and L. Richards text - a monumental work of recent
research in the genre.
A Select Bibliography on the _Commedia dell'arte_.
Ambrose, G. B. "Real acting," _The Mask_. 9 (1923) 12-14.
Beumont, Cyril W. _The History of Harlequin_. New York :
Benjamin Blom, 1967.
Bently, Eric, ed. _The Classic Theater: Six Italian Plays_.
(v.1) New York : Doubleday and Co., 1958.
"The Betrayed: A Scenario..." (n. trans.) _The Mask. 7 (July
1911) : 53-57.
Boughner, Daniel C. _The Braggart in Renaissance Comedy_.
Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, 1954.
Broadbent, R. J. _A History of Pantomime_. New York : Benjamin
Brubaker, David. _Court and Commedia: The Italian Renaissance
Stage_. New York : Richards Rosen Press, 1975.
Bruford, Rose. _Teaching Mime_. London : Methuen & Co. Ltd.,
Cole, David. "The Visual Script : Theory and Techniques." _The
Drama Review_ (T72). 20 (December 1976) : 27-50.
Cole, Toby and Chinoy, Helen Krich. _Actors on Acting: The
theories, technique, and practices of the Great Actors of
All Time as told in their own words_. New York : Crown
Craige, Gorden. "The Characters of the _Commedia dell'arte_."
_The Mask_. 4 (January 1912) : 199-202.
______________. "The _Commedia dell'arte_ ascending." _The
Mask_. 5 (October 1912) : 104-108.
Croce, Bennedetto. "_Commedia dell'arte_." _Theatre Arts_, 17
(December 1933) : 929-939.
DaLuiso, Florence S., ed. "_La Commedia dell'arte_ : An
Exhibition." Exhibition catalog of four essays and
bibliography with preface by J. Daniel Vann, III - November
9-30, 1980, Lockwood Memorial Library. Buffalo : State
University of New York, 1980.
Davis, Jessica Milner. _Farce: The Critical Idiom_, v. 39, John
D. Jump, ed. London : Methuen & Co., 1978.
Ducharte, Pierre Louis. _The Italian Comedy: The Improvisations,
Scenarios, lives, Attributes, Portraits and Masks of the
Illustrious Characters of the Commedia dell'arte_. New York
: Dover Publications, 1966.
Faherty, Teresa J. "Othello dell'Arte : The Presence of
_Commedia_ in Shakespeare's Tragedy." _Theatre Journal_.
43 (May 1991) : 179-194.
"The Four Lunatics: A Scenario..." trans. by D. Nevile Lees.
_The Mask_. 4 (October 1911) : 116-121.
Garfein, Herschel ad Gordon, Mel. "The Adriani _Lazzi_ of the
_Commedia dell'Arte_." _The Drama Review_ (T77). 22 (March
1978) : 3-12.
Gherardi, Evaristo. "The introduction to La Theatre Italian."
trans. by D. Nevile Lees. _The Mask_. 3 (April 1911) :
Gordon, Mel. _Lazzi: The Comic Routines of the Commedia
dell'Arte_. New York : Performing Arts Journal
Green, Martin and Swan, John. _The Triumph of Perriot: The
Commedia dell'Arte and the Modern Imagination_. New York :
Macmillan Publishing Co., 1986.
Herrick, Marvin T. _Comic Theory in the Sixteenth Century:
Illinois Studies in Language and Literature_, v. 34, no.
1-2, H. F. Fletcher, H. E. Cunningham, H. Rehder, eds.
Urbana : University of Illinois Press, 1950.
_________________. _Italian Comedy in the Renaissance_.
Urbana : University of Illinois Press, 1960.
Hodgson, John and Richards, Ernst. _Improvisation_. London :
Eyre Methuen Ltd., 1974.
Johnstone, Keith. _Impro: Improvisation for the Theatre_. New
York : Theatre Arts Books, 1979.
Katritzky, M. A. "How did the _Commedia dell'arte_ cross the
Alps to Bavaria?" _Theatre Research International_. 16
(Autumn 1991) : 201-215.
Kennard, Joseph Spenser. _The Italian Theatre_. New York :
Benjamin Blom, 1964.
Knott, Jan. "The Return of Harlequin." _Theatre Notebook_. New
York : Doubleday & Co., 1968.
Lea, K. M. _Italian Popular Comedy: A study in the Commedia
dell'arte, 1560-1620, with special reference to the English
stage_. New York : Russell and Russell, 1962.
Levi, Cesare. "How Doctors were satirized in the Ancient
Theatre." _The Mask_. 11 (April 1925) : 71-19.
____________. "Signor Brighelle." _The Mask_. 5 (July 1912) :
McGill, Kathleen. "Improvisatory Competence and the Cueing of
Performance : The Case of the _Commedia dell'Arte_." _Text
and Performance Quarterly_. 10 (April 1990) : 111-122.
________________. "Women and Performance : The Development of
Improvisation by the Sixteenth-Century _Commedia
dell'Arte_." _Theatre Journal_. 43 (March 1991) : 59-69.
Madden, David. _Harlequin's Stick, Charlie's Cane_. Bowling
Green : Bowling Green Popular Press, 1975.
Mantzuis, Karl. _A History of Theatrical Art: The Middle Ages
and the Renaissance (v.2)_. Gloucester, Mass. : Peter
Mazzone-Clementi. Carlo. "Commedia and the Actor." _The Drama
Review_ (T61). 18 (March 1974) : 59-64.
McDowell, John H. "Some Pictorial Aspects of Early _Commedia
dell'arte Acting_." _Studies in Philology_. 39 (January
1942) : 47-64.
Meyerhold, Vsevolod. "The Fairground Booth." _Meyerhold on
Theatre_. New York : Hill and Wang, 1969. Edward Braun,
ed. Also published as "Farce" in Robert Corrigan, ed.
_Theatre in the Twentieth Century_. New York : Grove Press,
Nicoll, Alardyce. _Masks, Mimes and Miracles_. New York :
Harcourt, Brace and Co., 1931.
________________. _The World of Harlequin_. Cambridge :
Cambridge University Press, 1963.
Niklaus, Thelma. _Harlequin, or the Rise and Fall of a Bergamask
Rogue_. New York : George Braziller, 1956.
Oreglia, Giacomo. _The Commedia dell'arte_, trans. by Lovett F.
Edwards. New York : Hill and Wang, 1968.
Peabody, Ruth E. _Commedia Works_. Washington, D.C. : Library
of Congress, 1984.
Perrucci, Andrea. "Directions as to the preparation of a
performance from a scenario, from _Arte Rappresentativa ed
al`Improviso'_, 1699." _The Mask. 4 (October 1911) :
Pietropaolo, Domenico, ed. _The Science of Buffoonery : Theory
and History of the Commedia dell'Arte_. University of
Toronto Italian Studies, v. 3. Ottawa : Dovehouse Editions,
Richards, Kenneth and Richards, Laura. _The Commedia dell'Arte:
A Documentary History_. Cambridge : Basil Blackwell Inc.,
"The Roguish Tricks of Coviello: A Scenario..." trans. by Cesare
Levi. _The Mask_. 6 (April 1911) : 353-356.
Rolfe, Bari. _Commedia dell`arte: A Scene Study Book_. Oakland,
Calif. : Personabooks, 1977.
__________. _Farces, Italian Style_. Oakland, Calif. :
Royce, Anya Peterson. "Who was Argentina? Player and role in
seventeenth-century _commedia dell'arte_." _Theatre
Survey_. 30 (May-November 1989) : 45-57.
Sand, Maurice. _The History of the Harlequinade_. 2v. 1915
reprint. New York : Benjamin Blom, 1968.
Scala, Flaminio. _Scenarios of the Commedia dell'arte: Flaminio
Scala's Il Teatro delle favole rappresentative_, trans. by
Henry F. Salerno. New York : New York University Press,
Scherillo, Michele. "Capitan Fracassa." _The Mask_. 3 (April
1911) : 149-160.
_________________. "The _Commedia dell'arte_." _The Mask_. 3
(April 1911) : 108-126.
_________________. "The Genealogy of Pulcinella." _The Mask_.
3 (July 1910) : 22-29.
_________________. "The Scenarios of Della Porta." _The Mask_.
6 (July 1913) : 33-48.
Scott, Virginia. _The Commedia dell'Arte in Paris, 1644-1697_.
Charlottesville : University Press of Virginia, 1990.
Schricky, W. "_Commedia dell'arte_ players in Antwerp in 1576:
Drusiano and Tristano Martinelli." _Theatre Research
International_. 1 (Fall 1976) : 79-86.
Smith, Winifred. _The Commedia dell'arte_. New York : Benjamin
______________. "A Comic Version of Romeo and Juliette."
_Modern Philology_. 7 (October 1909) : 217-220.
______________. "Italian and Elizabethan Comedy." _Modern
Philology_. 5 (April 1909) : 555-567.
______________. _Italian Actors of the Renaissance_. New York :
Benjamin Blom, 1968.
Spolin, Viola. _Improvisation for the Theatre: A Handbook of
Teaching and Directing Techniques_ Evanston : Northwestern
University Press, 1963.
Steele, Eugene. "Shakespeare, Goldoni, and the Clown."
_Comparative Drama_. 11 (Fall 1977) : 209-226.
"The Three Princes of Salerno: A Scenario..." trans. by D.
Nevile Lees. _The Mask_. 4 (April 1912) : 335-339.
Tonelli, Franco. "Moliere's _Don Juan_ and the Space of the
_Commedia dell'Arte_." _Theatre Journal_. 37 (December
1985) : 440-464.
Greenwood Press, 1984.
Quinn, Michael L. "The Comedy of Reference : The Semiotics of
"Commedia Figures in Eighteenth-Century Venice." _Theatre
Journal_. 43 (March 1991) : 70-92.
Vince, Ronald W. _Renaissance Theatre_. Westport, Conn. :
Greenwood Press, 1984.
Mistress Myrra de Blackwood
Jeri Matteson-Hughes: Eastern IL U: Charleston, IL: csjlm at ux1.cts.eiu.edu