The Arte of Commedia – 2015

Bring Commedia dell’Arte to life for your students with this fantastic workshop brought to you by Matriark Art Theatre, The Arte of Commedia. This jam-packed, 100 minute workshop will give students more than just a taste of Commedia as they witness a performance of the traditional form, respond in a Q&A session and break-off into masterclasses with our expert tutors.

Students will get to watch Commedia della Spada, a hilarious knight’s quest based on the legend of King Arthur. This show introduces audiences to the classic stock characters of Commedia dell’Arte with stick-fighting, song and dance, slapstick and mask work bringing this ancient story to life. This short performance will be followed by a Q&A session, where students are given a brief overview of the history and significance of the artform.