TITLE

Back to the Future: A Review of Comparative Studies in Shakespeare and the Commedia dell'Arte

AUTHOR(S)
HENKE, ROBERT
PUB. DATE
December 2008
SOURCE
Early Theatre;2008, Vol. 11 Issue 2, p227
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses comparative studies of the commedia dell'arte and William Shakespeare. Winifred Smith is reported to be one of the first Anglo-American critics to study the visits to the English court by Italian stage players during the period 1573-1578. The study by E. K. Chambers suggests that Italian players who visited England did so for Anglo-Italian theatrical exchange. According to the article, contact between England and the commedia dell'arte occurred at the supranational level.
ACCESSION #
35896503

 

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