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Commedia dell’Arte Workshop with Antonio Fava

Sunday 29th October – Wednesday 1st November 9am-5pm each day

The Monkey House, 97-101 Seven Sisters Road (Entrance on Hornsey Road) London, N7 7QP

Fourth Monkey are delighted and honoured to be welcoming the world’s leading Commedia dell’Arte practitioner and mask maker, Antonio Fava, from Italy to The Monkey House in October to lead a four day intensive workshop, as well as perform a run of his new production “Pesteccorna/Pestes Y Cuernos” (Poxes and Horns) following it’s successful international tour to South America in 2015.

Price: £225 inclusive

All workshop participants will also receive a free ticket to “Pesteccorna/Pestes Y Cuernos” performed at The Monkey House on 2nd November @ 3pm & 7.30pm and 3rd November @ 7.30pm.

About Commedia dell’Arte:

It’s appearance in 16th Century Italy and it’s spread and adaptation throughout Europe, marked a highly important turning point in the history of the western theatre and in turn the theatre changed from ritualistic and amateurish to an actual profession (art). The new actor was born, someone who possessed a personal acting “know-how”. This gave rise to the Modern Theatre.

Commedia dell’Arte as presented nowadays, is an exacting discipline where practical ability and know-how are essential for those who intend to make the theatre their career. Professional actors who want updated information, pupils from schools of Dramatic Art, students and scholars who study theatrical disciplines are those for whom this training session is intended.

Over the course of the four days the workshop will cover:

– The Mask: use and meaning (giving the participants the unique opportunity to work with Antonio’s hand crafted renowned leather masks)

– Fixed types and character parts:

Old People

Lovers

The Zanni

Captains and their main variants

The functions of the characters

Gestures and behaviour of the characters

The Lazzi

The workshop will focus on three main areas: Technique, Improvisation & Canovacci

About Antonio Fava:

Antonio Fava is an Actor, Author, Theatre Director, maestro of Commedia dell’Arte and of Comedy. He directs the International School of the Comic Actor in Reggio Emilia, Italy, as well as designing and making leather masks for use in his school and professional productions. He teaches Commedia dell’Arte in schools, universities and drama academies throughout the world.

His masks are on show in museums and cultural institutions throughout the world. Antonio is also an international Director of some repute and author of the book entitled La Maschera Comica nella Commedia dell’Arte, published by Andromeda, as well as The Comic Mask in the Commedia dell’Arte, published by Northwestern University Press.

Suitability:

This workshop is aimed at all those with an interest in physical theatre, physical comedy and/or mask work and would suit all ability levels; from anyone with a basic understanding of the practice to those with extensive Commedia experience wanting to benefit from the unique opportunity to work with Antonio in London.

 

Pesteccorna/Pestes Y Cuernos (Poxes & Horns)
Thursday 2nd November 15:00 & 19:30
Friday 3rd November 19:30
The Emrys Johns Studio, 97-101 Seven Sisters Road, London, N7 7QP

Ticket prices: Adult £12, Conc £10

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Fourth Monkey are delighted and honoured to be welcoming the world’s leading Commedia dell’Arte practitioner and mask maker, Antonio Fava, from Italy to The Monkey House in October to perform a run of his new production “Pesteccorna/Pestes Y Cuernos” (Poxes and Horns) following it’s successful international tour to South America in 2015, as well as leading a four day intensive workshop.

A “spagnaruola” comedy written and directed by ANTONIO FAVA

with

Antonio Fava & Annina Gieré

at the piano

Fanny Bellotto

in virtual

Mariano Aguirre

Date Time Book Now
Antonio Fava Workshop 29th October-1st November 9:00-17:00 Book Now
Pesteccorna/Pestes Y Cuernos (Poxes & Horns) Thursday 2nd November 15:00 Book Now
Pesteccorna/Pestes Y Cuernos (Poxes & Horns) Thursday 2nd November 19:30 Book Now
Pesteccorna/Pestes Y Cuernos (Poxes & Horns) Friday 3rd November 19:30 Book Now