- Tuesday 19th November 2013 10:30am - 4:30pm
- Toynbee Studios, 28 Commercial Street, London E1
Course Tutor: Didi Hopkins
Commedia dell'Arte is a highly effective tool for students of all abilities and ages. It is a template that can be applied to classical text or contemporary theatre making. This highly practical one-day course gives a solid foundation in commedia, exploring masks and character types, physical storytelling, improvisation, lazzi, stagecraft, grommelot and developing scenarios. Each element of the training can be used to launch other work with actors and students. The strategies, exercises and techniques together form the ABC of commedia for the classroom and the day culminates with the development and performance of classic two-person scenarios. High quality professional Commedia masks are supplied.
Didi Hopkins (Commediaworks) was advisor to Richard Bean when he was writing One Man, Two Guvnors and she works regularly for the National Theatre Education department.
"A triumph of visual and verbal comedy. One of the funniest productions in the National's history." - The Guardian on One Man, Two Guvnors.