The Drama Teacher


Commedia dell’arte Conventions

Commedia dell’arte, a form of rehearsed improvised comedy, is a popular component of drama education programs at high schools and universities partly because it has clear acting techniques, simple staging and hilarious plots lines. Origins – Commedia dell’arte...

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Your Favourite Australian Play

Celebrate Australia Day by telling everyone what your favourite Australian play is. Perhaps it is one of these: Away by Michael Gow Blackrock by Nick Enright Hotel Sorrento by Hannie Rayson The Club by David...


Commedia dell’arte Character Names

A comprehensive list of more than 300 commedia dell’arte characters divided into masters/lovers/servants (male/female). Masters Lovers Servants Vecchi (plural) Innamorati (plural) Zanni Vecchio (old men) Innamorato (male) Vecchia (old women) Innamorata (female) Amoroso Male Male...