“Isabella Unmasked”: the Italian Commedia dell’Arte Is Coming to New York

Nov 27, 2018 542

BY: Alyssa Erspamer

A new play is coming to New York from Boston-based theater group Pazzi Lazzi. The play is called Isabella Unmasked, an 80-minute long foray into the practice of Commedia dell’Arte by only one actress, Chiara Durazzini, who will play ten different characters, and one musician, Renaissance instrumentalist Dan Meyers, who will play ten different instruments.

Together, they will explore the ins and outs of this theatric style through the lens of one actress, Isabella Andreini, from the 16thcentury. She was the chief female figure of Commedia dell’Arte, a successful poet, actor, mother, and wife who has been commemorated since her death as one of the stock characters in this branch of theater.

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SOURCE: https://www.lavocedinewyork.com/

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