Lazzi The Comic Routines of the Commedia dell'Arte PAJ

Lazzi The Comic Routines of the Commedia dell'Arte PAJ Books An important addition to the literature on Italian Commedia dell'Arte— ChoiceThis best selling PAJ volume presents over 250 comedy routines used by commedia performers in Europe from 1550 to 1750 Includes an introduction two complete commedia scenarios and a glossary of commedia characters A compendium of lazzi or bits Since I got this book years and years ago I've been wondering how on earth to turn it into a show a rehearsal exercise SOMETHING I still don't know but I love having itWhat I really love about this book the comedy nerd in me loves about it specifically It's a potential Rosetta Stone of comedy The jokes and bits that made people laugh hundreds of years ago and can still do the same today provided you can read 'Lazzo of the Ghost' Naples 1700 Pulcinella dresses as a ghost to frighten the other characters But seeing their frantic reactions he becomes frantic too and know how to do that An outstanding acting text book and laugh out loud funny A compendium of lazzi or bits Since I got this book years and years ago I've been wondering how on earth to turn it into a show a rehearsal exercise SOMETHING I still don't know but I love having itWhat I really love about this book the comedy nerd in me loves about it specifically It's a potential Rosetta Stone of comedy The jokes and bits that made people laugh hundreds of years ago and can still do the same today provided you can read 'Lazzo of the Ghost' Naples 1700 Pulcinella dresses as a ghost to frighten the other characters But seeing their frantic reactions he becomes frantic too and know how to do that

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