Enough with the Drama! Acting “Italian Style”

Jun 09, 2013 787

by Theatre Director Lorenzo Maragoni

2-day basic acting workshop on Italian-style Comedy (Commedia all'Italiana).

Have you ever fancied yourself acting scenes from an Italian movie? Have you wondered where many Italian actors get their unique sense of humor, how they manage to never take themselves too seriously, and, last but not least, what's the meaning of the countless gestures and physical expression that Italian actors (and non-actors) use on a daily basis? This workshop is an opportunity to find it out! With a series of games and improvisation exercises, we will play acting "Italian style", taking inspirations from the masterpieces of Commedia all'Italiana proposed by IISA during the Summer semester 2013.

We will do both group and individual exercises, and maybe find out a little more about what makes the acting of Totò, Marcello Mastroianni and Roberto Benigni so real and funny at the same time. The workshop is open to everybody, as no previous experience is required, but just the desire to put yourself to test and have fun. It will be held in English, unless the participants unanimously agree to do it in Italian.
The workshop consists of two independent sessions; attendance to either one or both is possible.

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