If you are interested in knowing more about Commedia Dell ‘Arte, here is an excellent article, courtesy of John Towsen.
Todays excellent link:
Adam uses the term “appetite” instead of “motivation.” I think the word appetite is way better for describing what drives a character. It’s more visceral, more from the gut.
This is commedia dell’arte week here on comedyforanimators. I found some interesting tips on clownlink.com, and will share one a day:
This article makes me want to learn more about the commedia acting techniques, because it sounds much more lively than what has become “modern” acting. In my opinion, “modern” acting lessons would not lead to the creation of a Bug’s Bunny or a Stimpson J. Cat. Here is a great quote from the article:
If you were walking by and saw two commedia actors working on a scene– you shouldn’t think it was part of the everyday street life. You’d stop and take a look, and maybe call the cops about two weirdos acting kind of crazy.