A dramatic interpretation of the role of Isabella in William Glennon's The adventures of Harlequin

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Mary Sheila Nassif (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/
Kathryn England

Abstract: The purpose of this thesis is to research the historical and social areas of the commedia to develop an interpretation of the role of Isabella in William Glennon's The Adventures of Harlequin. This specific purpose is achieved by studying the script, acting in the play, and evaluating the production after a number of public performances. Part One includes the following: (1) three theories describing commedia origins, (2) particular styles belonging strictly to the commedia, (3) various types of stock characters, (4) important commedia troupes, (5) a description of Isabella Andreini, (6) a description of other historical commedia actresses, and (7) a synopsis of the script and the actress's approach to the role. Part Two consists of the script, which contains the actress's (1) blocking, (2) characterization, (3) stage business, (4) rhythm, (5) tempo, and (6) pace in the production of Harlequin which was performed on April 20 through April 27, on the main stage of the W. Raymond Taylor Speech and Drama Building at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. In addition, a daily journal describing rehearsal and production events is included in this chapter.

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Language: English
Date: 1975
Glennon, William. $t Adventures of Harlequin
Glennon, William $x Characters $x Women
Children's plays $x Presentation, etc.

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