John Rudlin Masterclass: Commedia Dell'Arte

Wonderful rare opportunity to have a weekend with Rudlin teaching

21st and 22nd November 2015, 10:30am – 4:30pm


Gallery Space, The Island, Nelson Street, Bristol BS1 2LE


For this weekend, Spontaneous Theatre Company has acquired John Rudlin, the author of Commedia Dell'Arte: An actor's handbook and Commedia Dell'Arte: A handbook for troupes. Rudlin is being brought over from France especially to come to Bristol for our fun and benefit. Rudlin is teaching the masterclass over the weekend developing the participants' skills and techniques that will enable them in the art form.

Rudlin shall be focusing on furthering skills that may include improvisations in masks, working on canovaccio and develop with Zannata plays. Rudlin will cover stage positions; entrances and exits and making use of the commedia stage. The course is suitable for people that have past physical theatre experience or even commedia dell'arte training.

Commedia dell'Arte: an actor's handbook has 5 stars on Amazon. Reviews say things like

"Clear and concise guide to all things Commedia"

"Very modern - brings Commedia into the 21st century"

"If you require further instruction in the art of Commedia this book is for you. Buy it, read it, be drawn into a strange and wonderful world"

Comments on his teaching of Commedia include:

"I learned more about theatre from this workshop than in a year on my Drama course!"

"Superbly structured and developmental"

"Bloody hard work, but enormous fun"

John is former Head of Drama at Exeter University and founder of Centre Selavy in France. More information about Rudlin on

To book onto the masterclass, please goto or further information, please contact Nathan Keates at:

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