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The theatrical life of Chiara Durazzini


As Colombina, the servant of the rich and stingy Venetian merchant Pantalone, Chiara Durazzini is extremely convincing as she delivers on stage the blend of grace and cunning embodied by the most famous female figure of Commedia dell’Arte — the theatrical representation of human mores, vices and virtues invented in Italy in the 1500s. Yet all it takes for her to turn into a — just as convincing — bold and flamboyant Spanish Captain without even needing to get behind the scenes. (Nothing sexual about it, of course, at least in this case – even though double entendre and play ...

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Pazzi Lazzi Makes Debut Performance at Fenway Center

Pazzi Lazzi

On February 21, 2014, Boston’s newest Commedia dell’Arte troupe Pazzi Lazzi made its debut at Northeastern University’s Fenway Center. Bostoniano was there to take pictures and video:

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