Giants of Commedia: Flaminio Scala

The Glorious Ones

Flaminio Scala was an actor/manager of one of the most pre-eminent commedia companies of his time.  A contemporary of Shakespeare, he was an innovator in that he actually wrote his scenarios down.  Before Scala, scenarios were never written down as they were afraid of being stolen- they were the gold with which you could make hay, and what distiniguished your […]

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Funambolika 2010 (Pescara, Abruzzo Italy, July 12-14)

Pescara, Abruzzo (Italy) July 12-13-14 2010 FUNAMBOLIKA is the 4th summer season of circus arts conceived by director and writer Raffaele De Ritis. It takes place in Pescara, in the 1200 seats Teatro D´Annunzio, one of Italy’s most prestigious summer arenas, that in the last 58 years hosted the world’s greatest names of the theatre, dance, opera and jazz. In […]

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W.C. Fields Exhibit at NY Public Library (Lincoln Center)

Thanks to Trav S.D. and his  blog for the heads up on this fantastic exhibit now through August 21 at the NY Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center. The exhibit, titled “The Peregrinations & Pettifoggery of W. C. Fields”, features ephemera, clippings, playbills, photos, and a fantastic film exhibition about William Claude Dukenfield.  The films are curated […]

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19nth Season of the Ko Festival, Amherst

The 19nth season of Amherst’s Ko Festival has been curated on the theme of “It’s All in the Family.” They’ll have five weeks of shows that take a penetrating and entertaining look at families – both traditional and non-traditional. A rich examination of ways that people negotiate expectations, identity and legacy. The festival runs July 5 – August 8, 2010, […]

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February 25: International Commedia Dell’Arte Day

(Thanks to new papa Brian Foley for bringing this to my attention!) He’ll also be performing at the View Theatre, Roy Arias Studios on Feb 25 in celebration.  See the postcard below for details) Associazione SAT has proclaimed February 25, 2010, a worldwide Commedia dell’Arte Day Simultaneous events will occur all around the world as theatre companies, scholars, students, and […]

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Flying Karamazov Brothers in NY through March 7

World renowned juggling group who don’t fly, aren’t brothers, and aren’t Russian, the Flying Karamazov Brothers are performing their show 4Play at the Minetta Lane Theater until March 7th.  If you don’t know them, you should.  They are fantastic!  Actually, an earlier iteration of their show that they performed one summer at Trinity Rep got me interested in vaudeville.  I […]

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CWB Fundraiser this evening! (NY)

Fantastic photos – Inspiring Stories – Exciting Entertainment Photo & video presentation of CWB projects to Thailand, Cambodia and Haiti together with a benefit party for further Haiti trips and upcoming project in Indonesia! MC’d by the ever-funny (and usually bald) Brian Foley of Circus Bambouk. Type: Causes – Fundraiser Network: Global Price: Suggested Donation $10-30 sliding scale Date: Thursday, […]

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