Commedia Publications

This is an unorganzied bibliography of Commedia dell Arte resources. Many of the online sites in my Commedia Online page also have extensive bibliographies.

Commedia dell’Arte; An Actor’s Handbook by Rudlin, John (London, New York, Routledge, 1994)
Lazzi: The Comic Routines of the Commedia Dell’Arte by Mel Gordon
Playing Commedia: A Training Guide to Commedia Techniques by Barry Grantham (Heinemann Drama 2001)
Clown Scenes by Tristan Remy (Ivan R. Dee, Publisher 1997)

Commedia dell’arte: A Scene-Study Book by Bari Rolfe. (Personabooks 1977 )
The Comic Mask in Commedia dell’Arte: Actor training, Improvisation, and the Poetics of Survival by Antonio Fava(Andromeda, Italy/1999) soon to be translated to English
Commedia dell’arte: a Resource Book for Troupes by Rudlin, John and Olly Crick ( Routledge, 2001)
The Physical Comedy Handbook by Davis Rider Robinson (Heinemann Drama 1999)
Mask Characterization: An Acting Process by Libby Appel (Southern Illinois University Press 1982)
Commedia dell’Arte: A guide to the Primary and Secondary Literature by Thomas F. Heck (, 2000) – resources published prior to 1988
The Commedia dell’Arte: A Documentary History by Kenneth Richards and Laura Richards (Basil Blackwell, Ltd., UK/1990)

The Italian Comedy: The Improvisation, Scenarios, Lives – by Pierre Louis Duchartre
Court and commedia: The Italian Renaissance stage (The Theatre student series) by David Brubaker (R. Rosen Press; 1st ed edition 1975)
The Science of Buffoonery: Theory and History of the Commedia dell´Arte by Pietropaolo, Domenico ( Dovehouse Editions, 1989)

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