Posted 30 June 2002 - 09:50 PM
Posted 01 July 2002 - 03:34 AM
Although commedia was based on improvisation, ballets using the characters are just the same as other ballets - highly regular and scripted. There is not much chance of the audience yelling at a commedia character in a ballet, and his/her having to top the wiseacre!;)
Posted 01 July 2002 - 07:24 AM
There's a commedia troupe that still plays in Copenhagen's Tivoli Gardens. (The story is that it was an Italian company that came through in the mid-19th century, liked the place, and stayed.) They do pieces that look 18th century, if not earlier, and there's no improv in them; they, too, are set. They are very, very simple.
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