TITLE

New Perspectives on Language, Oral Transmission, and Multilingualism in Commedia dell'Arte

AUTHOR(S)
JAFFE-BERG, ERITH
PUB. DATE
December 2008
SOURCE
Early Theatre;2008, Vol. 11 Issue 2, p198
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Essay
ABSTRACT
An essay on the aspects of 16th century commedia dell'Arte including its effect on language, the link between textual and oral culture, and multilingualism is presented. It states that grammelot or nonsesce language was developed for commedia dell'Arte. Actress Isabella Andreini was credited for edifying commedia and enhancing its literary elements. The connection between the performance of Shakespeare actresses and commedia dell'arte actresses were confirmed by studies by Korda, Lamb and Campbell.
ACCESSION #
35896501

 

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