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2011-02-05 00:00:40

Grand opening, showcasing art by Anatol Woolf Bethesda, MD (PRWEB) February 4, 2011 March 3 "“ September 3, 2011 Opening reception: Thursday, March 3, 6-8 PM Press preview with the owner and the artist: 5 PM Dr. Ellen Brodsky is pleased to announce the opening of her new office, Art & Dentistry, where the beauty of art and the art of dentistry unite. Dr. Brodsky, a passionate lover of art, has worked hard with her staff to create an office that looks and feels more like an art...

2008-10-01 21:00:15

By Michelle E. Ramos REDLANDS - Playwrights @ the Loft at the historic Mitten Building begin the 2008-2009 season tonight with a production themed "Love in a Hard Shell." The five short plays written by local theater students showcase their work in the form of four staged readings and one full production. The full production is a devised piece performed by the playwrights themselves and introduces a new type of theater to the Loft. "It's an experiment in physical theater, there's no...

2008-09-19 15:00:32

By ROBERT NOTT I "Shakespeare like you've never seen it performed before" -- that's how director John Flax describes Grottesco's 12th Night, the local theater ensemble's take on the Bard's well-known romantic comedy of errors, Twelfth Night. The description sounds plausible, given that this isn't officially a Shakespeare work -- it's Twelfth Night from the servants' perspective, written by Flax and the participating performers, with some help from playwright Craig Barnes. The...

2008-09-19 00:00:23

By Karen Zapf A former borough councilman has started a nonprofit group aimed at renovating properties and redeveloping others. Orelio "Rollo" Vecchio, who was a member of council for 28 years until losing re-election last year, has formed the East Suburban New Life Development Corp. Initially, the nonprofit is targeting blighted properties or those needing some work, said Vecchio, 70. "It's also hoping to play a role in development in Pitcairn Borough's vacant or challenged...

2008-08-08 15:00:38

PARIS - World-class clowns Avner the Eccentric and Julie Goell will present an evening of family entertainment Saturday, Aug. 9, at Celebration Barn Theater. "Avner and Julie have been teaching their eccentric performing workshop at the Barn for 15 years and they have each performed here as solo artists. This year, we're presenting them together, which promises to make this a very special evening," said Celebration Barn Director Amanda Huotari. Avner is probably best known for his...

2008-07-20 09:00:28

By Jenny Gilbert These two inventive shows are a daring and delicious assault on the imagination Dance Faeries Clore Studio LONDON Noah Babel's Ark Lindfield WEST SUSSEX Fairytale, as everyone knows, is all about the dark forests of unconscious desire. Faeries, on the other hand, the new family show from the Royal Ballet's Will Tuckett, is all about, and only about, fairies. But this isn't a cue for you to stop reading. Anyone curious about the power of theatre will be enthralled by...

Latest Commedia dell'arte Reference Libraries

2005-06-09 09:20:53

The Harlequin Duck (Histrionicus histrionicus) is a small sea duck who takes its name from Arlecchino ("Harlequin" in French) a colorfully dressed character in Commedia dell'arte. The species name comes from the Latin word "histrio" or "actor". Adult males are slate blue with chestnut sides and white markings including a white crescent at the base of the bill. Adult females are less colorful, with brownish-grey plumage and a white patch on the head around the eye. Both adults have a white...

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