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The Scarlet Heart

Production Tips for
The Scarlet Heart

by Allison Williams

The Scarlet Heart is a gem! Literally. A big fat juicy apple of a ruby that everyone really, really wants and will do anything to get. Too bad there's not one competent thief in the bunch. Stupino! That's a soup ladle! Stop making goo goo eyes at the soup ladle!

Welcome to Theatrefolk's first commedia dell'arte comedy. This is an excellent introduction to commedia for any student performer. The script can be performed as written or by following an improv-based scenario.

Join Arlecchino, Brighella, Columbina, and more in their hungry, thirsty, bungling, cross-dressing quest for the Scarlet Heart.

Comedy Commedia dell'arte Movement-based

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Tips from past Producers

It is noted in the script to work with the Commedia masks as much as possible, but unfortunately my group only worked with them the week of the show. If I was to do it again, I would have at least rehearsal masks for the actors to work with during the rehearsal process.

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