Commedia Dell’ Arte and the Mediterranean: Charting Journeys and Mapping ‘Others’
The Center for Ideas and Society presents a book talk with Erith Jaffe-Berg, Chair & Associate Professor of the Department of Theatre, Film and Digital Production and Co-Director of Peace and Conflict Studies.
‘Much has been written about commedia dell’arte travel, but not nearly enough has been said about the transnational and multicultural work of this theater. Professor Jaffe-Berg’s important study reads the performance texts (most especially the scenarios) historically and culturally. To connect the many Greeks, Armenians and Jews mentioned in the commedia documents with the commercial and cultural mediatio ns performed by these groups in the Mediterranean is extremely exciting.’ Robert Henke, Washington University, St. Louis, USA
A part of the Hot off the Presses Series