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The following sources are recommended by a professor whose research specialty is Italian comedy.


Six Superlative Sources

· The Italian Comedy. Pierre Louis Duchartre. Dover, 1965.

· The Triumph of Pierrot: The Commedia Dell'Arte and the Modern Imagination. Martin Green and John Swan. Penn State University Press, 1993.

· The Theatre of Yesterday and Tomorrow: Commedia Dell'Arte on the Modern Stage. James Fisher. Edwin Mellen Press, 1992.

· The World of Harlequin. Allardyce Nicoll. Cambridge University Press, 1987.

· Commedia Dell'Arte: A Guide to the Primary and Secondary Literature. Thomas F. Heck. Garland, 1988.

· The Commedia Dell'Arte: A Documentary History. Kenneth and Laura Richards. Blackwell Publishers, 1990.

Other Excellent Sources

· Commedia Dell'Arte: An Actor's Handbook. John Rudlin. Routledge, 1994.

· Harlequin Unmasked: The Commedia Dell'Arte and Porcelain Sculpture. Meredith Chilton. Yale University Press, 2001.

· Studies in the Commedia Dell'Arte. David J. George. University of Wales Press, 1993.

· Performance and Literature in the Commedia Dell'Arte. Robert Henke. Cambridge University Press, 2002.

· The Commedia Dell'Arte in Naples: A Bilingual Edition of the 176 Casamarciano Scenarios. Francesco Cotticelli, Thomas F. Heck, and Anne Goodrich Heck, eds. Scarecrow Press, 2001.

· Harlequin on the Moon: Commedia Dell'Arte and the Visual Arts. Lynne Lawner. Harry N. Abrams, 1998.

· The Commedia Dell'Arte. A Study in Italian Popular Culture. Winifred Smith. Classic Books, 1912.

· The Commedia Dell'Arte from the Renaissance to Dario Fo: The Italian Origins of European Theatre VI. Christopher Cairns, ed. Edwin Mellen Press, 1989.

· The Commedia Dell'Arte. Giacomo Oreglia. Hill and Wang, 1968.

· The History of the Commedia Dell'Arte in Modern Hispanic Literature with Special Attention to the Work of Garcia Lorca. David J. George. Edwin Mellen Press, 1995.

· History of the Harlequinade. Maurice Sand. Ayer, 1968.

· The Early Commedia Dell'Arte: The Mannerist Context, 1550-1621. Paul C. Castagno. Peter Lang, 1994.

· The Science of Buffoonery: Theory and History of the Commedia Dell'Arte. Domenico Pietropaolo. Dovehouse Editions, 1989.

· Commedia Dell'Arte Performance: Contexts and Contents (Theatre Symposium: A Journal of the Southeastern Theatre Conference). Philip G. Hill, ed. University of Alabama Press, 1999.

· Harlequin's Stick, Charlie's Cane: A Comparative Study of Commedia Dell'Arte and Silent Slapstick Comedy. David Madden. Popular Press, 1975.

· The Commedia Dell'Arte in Paris, 1644-1697. Virginia P. Scott. University Press of Virginia, 1990.

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