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The commedia dell'arte was an improvised drama performed by masked players. How did the actors react to these demands and limitations? What force kept this form of theatre alive for more than two centuries and made Harlequin such a potent image? In this study of the commedia dell'arte, originally published in 1987, Professor Nicoll's concern is not to provide an historical survey of its origins or to trace the ascent and descent of Harlequin or any or any other character or 'mask', but rather to explore critically the answers to these and related questions. His arguments are based on the evidence of the play scenarios and contemporary documents as far as possible, and are illuminated by many illustrations that are either little-known or had not previously been reproduced.
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The commedia dell'arte was an improvised drama performed by masked players. In this book, originally published in 1987, Professor Nicoll critically explores answers to various questions on the subject, basing his arguments on contemporary documents as far as possible and illuminating them with many little-known illustrations.
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Book Description Cambridge Univ. Press, UK, 1976. Softcover. Condition: Very Good. Size: Large 8vo ( 9 to 11 inches). Text body is clean & unmarked. Binding tight, spine fine. Edges very slightly spotted or marked. ISBN: 0521058341. ISBN/EAN: 9780521058346. **VIRUS UPDATE - WE ARE ONLY SHIPPING TO AUSTRALIA - NZ - SINGAPORE - JAPAN - CANADA - UK - USA - Delays of up to 2 weeks should be expected due to postal difficulties - All other orders will be cancelled until this is over. Keep Well, Good luck and see you on the other side **. Seller Inventory # 39293
Book Description Cambridge University Press, 1976. Hard Cover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 4to. 243 pp. very good in very good original green cloth gilt and lighty edgeworn very good dustwrapper, a nice bright, crisp clean copy with only minor wear. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Seller Inventory # 37101
Book Description Paperback. Condition: Good. The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine. Seller Inventory # GOR008498687