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Good intro to characters of commedia. It's long, but focus on what type of character you think you are, and then look at the PHYSICAL WORK being done.

Good intro to characters of commedia. It's long, but focus on what type of character you think you are, and then look at the PHYSICAL WORK being done.

For always keeping in mind that laughter is the strongest way to overcome some of the worst pains in life. Charlie Chaplin

For always keeping in mind that laughter is the strongest way to overcome some of the worst pains in life. Charlie Chaplin

John Cleese as Basil Fawlty and Andrew Sachs as Manuel, Fawlty Towers, "The Psychiatrist"

John Cleese as Basil Fawlty and Andrew Sachs as Manuel, Fawlty Towers, "The Psychiatrist"

Jacques Copeau, strongly influenced by Commedia dell'arte and Japanese Noh theatre, used masks in the training of his actors. Étienne Decroux, a pupil of his, was highly influenced by this and started exploring and developing the possibilities of mime and developed corporeal mime into a highly sculptural form, taking it outside of the realms of naturalism. Jacques Lecoq contributed significantly to the development of mime and physical theatre with his training methods

Jacques Copeau, strongly influenced by Commedia dell'arte and Japanese Noh theatre, used masks in the training of his actors. Étienne Decroux, a pupil of his, was highly influenced by this and started exploring and developing the possibilities of mime and developed corporeal mime into a highly sculptural form, taking it outside of the realms of naturalism. Jacques Lecoq contributed significantly to the development of mime and physical theatre with his training methods