Fellini and the commedia dell'arte

Knapper, Stephen (2004) Fellini and the commedia dell'arte. Fellini Il Maestro - NFT Study Day. 18 September 2004, London, United Kingdom.


This performance lecture explored the research question: how did Fellini use commedia and how can commedia be used to theatricalise Fellini? A scene from the scenario of the film Casanova (which was not finally used by Fellini) was acted out using masks; a scene from La Strada was pantomimed while the text was recited in Italian; a scene from 8½ was played out with an actress taking the Claudia Cardinale role of Claudia and an actor in Scaramouche mask taking the Marcello Mastroianni role of Fellini’s alter ego Guido Anselmi.

Item Type: Performance/Live Event
Event Title: Fellini Il Maestro - NFT Study Day
Locations and Dates of Event:
LocationFrom DateTo Date
National Film Theatre, London, U.K.18 September 2004UNSPECIFIED
Additional Information: Performed in the National Film Theatre. Dr Knapper was writer / deviser and director of this performance lecture and also took part as a performer.
Uncontrolled Keywords: devising, directing, drama, theatre
Research Area: Drama, dance and performing arts
Faculty, School or Research Centre: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (until 2017) > School of Performance and Screen Studies
Depositing User: Rebecca Read
Date Deposited: 17 Jul 2007
Last Modified: 02 Dec 2011 15:56
URI: http://eprints.kingston.ac.uk/id/eprint/942

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