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com·me·dia dell'ar·te

 (kə-mā′dē-ə dĕl-är′tē, -tĕ, -mĕd′ē-ə)
n.
A type of comedy developed in Italy in the 16th and 17th centuries and characterized by improvisation from a standard plot outline and the use of stock characters, often in traditional masks and costumes.

[Italian : commedia, comedy + dell'arte, of the guild, professional (from arte, art, craft, guild).]
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commedia dell'arte

(Italian kɔmˈmeːdia delˈlarte)
n
(Theatre) a form of popular comedy developed in Italy during the 16th to 18th centuries, with stock characters such as Punchinello, Harlequin, and Columbine, in situations improvised from a plot outline
[Italian, literally: comedy of art]
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com•me•dia dell'ar•te

(kəˈmeɪ di ə dɛlˈɑr ti, -ˈɑr teɪ)

n.
Italian popular comedy of the 16th through 18th centuries, in which masked actors improvised from plot outlines based on stock characters.
[1875–80; < Italian: literally, comedy of art]
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commedia dell'arte

Italian comedy characterized by the use of improvisation and masks.
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Noun1.commedia dell'arte - Italian comedy of the 16th to 18th centuries improvised from standardized situations and stock characters
comedy - light and humorous drama with a happy ending
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References in classic literature ?
Naturally enough this was a long poem in the terza rima of the "Divina Commedia," and dealing with a story of our civil war in a fashion so remote that no editor would print it.
KARACHI -- The second piece of theatre presented on Saturday at the ongoing Laughter Fest organised by the National Academy of Performing Arts (Napa) was titled An evening of commedia dell'arte.
Un esempio di cinema popolare che ha attinto all'immaginario di Dante e fornito da due film comici, Toto al giro d'Italia (Mario Mattoli, 1948) e Toto all'lnferno (Camillo Mastrocinque, 1955), nei quali Toto, moderno Arlecchino, sembra cogliere gli aspetti piu genuini dello stile comico dantesco, perlopiu sfuggiti ad altri interpreti della Commedia.
Dante's Tears: The Poetics of Weeping from Vita Nuova to the Commedia
Reiterating an argument that he developed in 1982 in II segreto della commedia dell'arte, Taviani lays out studies of the commedia dell'arte under two columns, one headed "myth" and the other "history".
Rossana Fenu Barbera, Dante's Tears: The Poetics of Weeping from "Vita Nuova" to the "Commedia", Leo S.
FIVE masked artists are using their body to tell a story inspired by the Italian theatrical form of Commedia Dell'Arte.
Promo image for the event from The Commedia School's Facebook, December 18, 2017 - thecommediaschool Facebook CAIRO -- 19 December 2017: A 2-week event dubbed "In the Search of Commedia" has begun at the Nahda Arts School, which aims at encouraging education of the Commedia art in the Middle East.
Anche il teatro musicale, quindi, non fu esente dal rispecchiare una simile tendenza, il piu importante riformatore della commedia italiana del XVIII secolo Carlo Goldoni, nel 1757, si e registrato nella produzione teatrale che aderisce alla moda della cineseria con il dramma giocoso L'isola disabitata.
Jaffe-Berg, Erith, 'Commedia dell' Arte' and the Mediterranean: Charting Journeys and Mapping 'Others' (Transculturalisms, 1400-1700), Farnham, Ashgate, 2015; hardback; pp.
Commedia dell'Arte and the Mediterranean: Charting Journeys and Mapping "Others." Transculturalisms, 1400-1700.
La entretenida demuestra la influencia de Plauto y de la commedia dell'arte, la cual Cervantes tenia la oportunidad de ver tanto en Italia como en Espana.