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What is Commedia dell’Arte Today? A Review Essay

Drábek, Pavel



This essay reviews seven recent volumes on the commedia dell'arte: Christopher B. Balme, Piermario Vescovo, and Daniele Vianello's edited volume Commedia dell’Arte in Context (2018); Judith Chaffee and Oliver Crick's edited The Routledge Companion to Commedia dell’Arte (2014); Erith Jaffe-Berg's Commedia dell’ Arte and the Mediterranean: Charting Journeys and Mapping ‘Others’ (2016); Andrea Fabiano's La Comédie-Italienne de Paris et Carlo Goldoni: De la commedia dell’arte à l’opéra-comique, une dramaturgie de l'hybridation au XVIIIe siècle (2018); Emily Wilbourne's Seventeenth-Century Opera and the Sound of the Commedia dell’Arte (2016); Natalie Crohn Schmitt's Befriending the Commedia dell’arte of Flaminio Scala: The Comic Scenarios (2014); and Markus Kupferblum's Die geburt der neugier aus dem geist der revolution. Die commedia dell’arte als politisches volkstheater (2013).


Drábek, P. (2019). What is Commedia dell’Arte Today? A Review Essay. Early theatre, 22(2), 199-216.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Nov 6, 2019
Online Publication Date Dec 28, 2019
Publication Date Dec 28, 2019
Deposit Date Feb 13, 2020
Publicly Available Date May 28, 2020
Journal Early Theatre
Print ISSN 1206-9078
Publisher Early Theatre
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 22
Issue 2
Pages 199-216
Series ISSN 2293-7609
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