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Flinders University at Victoria Square

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Adelaide, SA 5000

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Improvised comedy in English by Fools in Progress, in Commedia dell'Arte form. The performance is in English.

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Inspired by the current #TimesUp and #MeToo movements, the Fools in Progress Theatre Company has developed La Prima Donna, a production focused on the story of the first woman to take to the stage, becoming the world’s first professional actress. It is a light-hearted comparison between the life and times of early actresses and those of the modern female actor.

The show provides a great introduction to Commedia dell'Arte, as the Fools perform eight famous stock characters in a comic sequence: Il Dottore, Flavio, Colombina, Brighella, Pulcinella, Il Capitano, Pantalone and of course Arlecchino. If you have never seen a Commedia performance, this is the best way to get to know the main characters, the masks and the over-the-top acting style that Commedia requires. Not to mention that the content, although painstakingly and precisely planned, is no less than eighty percent improvised, relying only on the actors’ extended knowledge of the physicality and temperament of every character portrayed on stage.

La Prima Donna is a Fools In Progress original production.

FOOLS IN PROGRESS THEATRE COMPANY is a dynamic group of professionally trained actors who have come together, by diverse paths, to showcase the origins of modern comedy through traditional Commedia dell’Arte performances and workshops. Founded in 2009 by Bianca Bonino, Fools In Progress aims to demonstrate the intense significance Commedia dell’Arte holds in the mainstream media of the 21st century.

Please note the performance is in English.

This event is open to the public; entry is free of charge but booking is essential. Registered conference participants are automatically booked to this event

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