Tony Kishawi Teaching Commedia dell'Arte

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Teaching Commedia dell'Arte

 
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'Teaching Commedia dell'Arte' is a teaching manual that will enable teachers to effectively communicate the mystery of Commedia dell 'Arte.
'Teaching Commedia dell'Arte' contains resource directions, planned workshops and comments from the author s personal experience. It is a necessary handbook for teachers committed to providing their students with the best possible results in their class.
The handbook contains concise planned lessons which can be extended or shortened depending on the need of the classroom, contributions from Tony relating to personal experience, a character introduction and preparation time-lines.
As a teacher you will be able to better plan and implement your lessons and the whole time you will have Tony s experience at your side.
In 'Teaching Commedia dell'Arte'. You will find the perfect companion to enable you to get the most out of your class in terms of participation, skills and enthusiasm. Having trained in Commedia dell'Arte at the International School of Comic Acting in Italy, studying under Antonio Fava an artist of international acclaim, Tony has developed into an expert in training the Commedia dell'Arte ensemble.
Rely on him and his book'Teaching Commedia dell'Arte'.

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About the Author:

Tony Kishawi Company Creative Director Lightwire Theatrical Productions. Since graduating in 1980 (VCA) Tony has been pursuing a love of performance theatre through Commedia dell 'Arte incorporating extensive training in mime, clowning, movement and street theatre. Tony has worked in the theatre industry as an actor, director, creator, producer. He has taught at NIDA and undertaken many community based theatre projects and events.
One of Tony s fondest memories from his earlier days of education, training and travel was when he studied at the International School of Comic Acting in Italy with Antonio Fava, one of the masters of commedia. It definitely felt like coming home to the source of all my experiments with mask work. Tony says, noting Fava as being one of his role models.
You can take advantage of the diversity of Tony s experience when you work with Lightwire Theatrical Productions. While Tony has an extensive performing career spanning 35 years he discovered a life time passion in developing other performers. Conducting workshops Tony has created a number of successful workshop and classroom plans which bring out the best in those participating. His experience and knowledge in the field of Commedia dell'Arte had Tony invited to lead a master class at the Queensland Drama Teachers Conference in 2009.
Released in May 2010, Tony s first book 'Teaching Commedia dell'Arte' is a teaching manual that enables teachers to successfully convey the magic and history of Commedia dell'Arte in a method understood only by a performer. Commenting on how he feels about his role as teacher, leader and friend to so many students, Tony says "The most rewarding thing is that a number of the performers I worked with have had sustained careers in the industry".

Review:

Hi Tony. Following is a few words on my response to reading 'Teaching Commedia dell Arte'. I was very impressed! As you know, I have been teaching and performing Commedia dell'Arte for several years now, predominately with Lightwire Theatrical Productions. I have researched many books, and although they all have something to add to this wonderful style, none have been as concise, clear and practical as this book, especially as a teaching resource. It is very clearly laid out and will take the novice teacher through a step by step curriculum. It also consolidates an approach for experienced campaigners such as myself! I therefore believe it is a vital teaching aide for anybody wishing to impart the style and techniques of Commedia dell'Arte. As well as effectively communicating the substance of Commedia, it is filled with stimulating and fun exercises and scenarios that will allow a teacher at any level of experience to immediately motivate a class into action on the studio floor.
Congratulations on being able to consolidate your vast knowledge into a practical book. This is destined to become the classic text that deserves to be in the hands of every teacher and professor of Commedia dell'Arte. With deep respect Brin Pritchard. --Brin Pritchard, actor, teacher.

In my first year of teaching, finding resources that explain learning content in plain English, yet also provide details for more complex teaching and learning experiences has been difficult.

After sifting through hours and hours of internet resources on the theatre style of Commedia dell'Arte, many of which contained inappropriate material for high school students, I discovered 'Teaching Commedia Dell Arte', a text by Tony Kishawi. Tony writes this book as a fellow teacher, including tried and tested methods from a wealth of experience with Commedia. By simply following the book, no dramatic element will be forgotten giving students a well-rounded knowledge of Commedia characters, status relationships and scenarios. As mentioned above, the book is not limited to any one age group. I have personally tried and tested various exercises from grade four, right through to senior schooling. Younger primary students find such confidence through Tony s exercises, discovering an inner dramatic ability they scarcely knew they possessed.

The author an amazing, talented teacher and performer gives readers and users of this text a new level of insight into the world of Commedia. As a teacher, I have gained a new level of confidence in teaching this style. With Tony Kishawi's 'Teaching Commedia Dell Arte', students and teachers alike are given a relevant and exhilarating taste of this age old theatre style which is still prevalent, even centuries on. If you wish to teach a truly stimulating, deeply engaging and absolutely worthwhile unit within your drama class, go no further than this text.

Not only is the Commedia dell'Arte unit I have developed solely from this book a favourite amongst my students I myself cannot wait to teach this unit again next year. --Emma Mahaffey Cooloola Christian College Qld. Australia.

To me this is the most valuable resource, as you can find a lot of information floating around on what the characters are like, what their purpose and characteristics are - but having exercises to teach these and have students remember and understand is the most important thing. --Hayley Milner, drama teacher. Marsden State High School, Qld.

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