Venice in Love: A Traditional Commedia dell'Arte Show

Make A Scene

Venice Venice Venice

I loved it! I loved the slapstick nature of the production which engaged all ages. Engaging, funny and delightfully ‘naughty’. It was hilarious and I left feeling totally entertained.
Amelia Desormeaux, Deputy Principal, Riddles Creek Primary School

The feed back from staff and students has been very positive. Thank you very much for putting on a fantastic show.
John DiNatale, Year 9 Italian Teacher, Marcellin College

Created by Rosa Campagnaro & Christian Bagin
Creative consultant, Lyall Brooks

Vence in Love is set in 16th Century Venice at the height of Carnevale celebrations. Il Capitano desperate to win the heart of Isabella, Pantalona’s daughter, resorts to using a love potion. When the wrong people drink it chaos and misunderstanding ensues. Will Il Capitano win Isabella’s heart or will Pantalona wedge a gondola through the romance?

This show delivers a twist on the commedia tradition by introducing female masked characters: Pantalona and Arlecchina! Primary through to VCE students are sure to squeal with delight at this interactive fast paced farce. This show is filled with classic commedia conventions: use of mask, improvisation, audience interaction, lazzi (slapstick) and including other stuff like puppetry and lots of big props! Don’t miss this opportunity to experience awesome traditional leather masks in action in a veritable feast of absurdity and frivolity.

More information:

Suitable for Primary and Secondary students
Interactive and hilarious fun
The performance is in English with some Italian
See commedia masks, lazzi and stock characters in action
Culturally relevant for students of Italian
Drama students can analyse theatrical conventions, playmaking techniques and stagecraft elements
Also great for History, English, Cultural Days and Festivals
All bookings include a comprehensive resource kit

More Reviews

Loved the new show!
Michele McNamara, Drama Coordinator, Firbank Girls’ Grammar

I come from Naples, the Commedia city, famous for Eduardo De Filippo who played Pulcinella. I can truly say that you have entered into the spirit of this art. The mix between Italian and English was really well done! I enjoyed your show a lot.
Michela Genovese (Language Assistant, Salesian College, Rupertswood)

Show Details

Type

incursion

Year Level Suitability

3-6 to 10-12

Curriculum area

The Arts - Drama, The Arts - Visual Arts, History, Languages

Themes

Italian Comedic Tradition, Italian Language, Italian Culture

Artform

Comedy, Drama, Physical Theatre, Puppetry

Duration

60 minutes

Cost

The cost is minimum $700 per performance for 100 students or less. Add $7.00 per extra student. Please note there is an additional cost for schools located in regional areas.

School Term:
Term 1, Term 2, Term 3, Term 4

Availability

Melbourne and Regional Victoria
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