Definitive book on the development of the Italian commedia dell'arte. Comprehensive and highly illustrated with original texts, costumes, stagings. characters, performances, stage devices, and contemporary prints of scenes and scenarios.
Originally published in 1927, Duchartre's detailed and definitive study contains 200 drawings and photographs, 16th century engravings, plates from original works on the subject. An excellent source for depictions of Punch, the Doctor, the Captain, Pantaloon and Brighella this is an exhaustive work on the subject of the Commedia, its visual history, origins and forms.Illustrations:
217 - drawings and photographs. Author:
Pierre Louis DuchartreISBN 10: