Digital Coffee Talk – Importance of Commedia dell’Arte as “disciplina d’attore” (actor discipline) and as affirmation of professionalism
The session will start with a brief introduction of Maestro Antonio Fava, and it will continue with a presentation to the Commedia dell’Arte.
Its appearance in the 16th Century in Italy and its spread and adaptation throughout Europe marked a highly important turning point in the history of the western Theatre: with it, the Theatre changed from ritualistic and amateurish to actual profession (art).
The new actor was born, someone who possessed a personal acting “know-how”.
This gave rise to the Modern Theatre.
Commedia dell’Arte as presented nowadays, is an exacting discipline where practical ability and know-how are essential for those who intend to make the Theatre their career.
Information about the artist, Antonio Fava
Antonio Fava is actor, author, theatre director and musician. Master of Commedia dell’Arte and comic disciplines. He runs the International School of the Comic Actor in Reggio Emilia, Italy.
Fava designs and makes leather masks for use at his school and in his shows. He teaches Commedia dell’Arte in Institutes, Universities and Academies of Dramatic Art all over the world.
He exhibits his masks in major museums and cultural institutions and is an international director. He is the author of the book “La maschera comica nella Commedia dell’Arte”, published by Andromeda Editrice, Italy and by North Western University Press. USA and by Libros Del Balcon Argentina. He is author with John Rudlin of the book: Commedia dell’Arte, its stucture and tradition for Routledge 2021.
He published for ArscomicA Editrice: “Vita morte e resurrezione di Pulcinella”, the mask that kept the Commedia dell’arte alive. www.antoniofava.com
The event will be hosted by E35 Foundation with the collaboration of Fabio Banfo, Playwright, director, actor and pedagogue at the Theatre Center MaMiMò
Join the event in Zoom: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/82860679963