Commedia dell'arte

Commedia dell'arte Troupe on a Wagon in a Toun Squerr, bi Jan Miel, 1640

Commedia dell'arte (Italian pronunciation: [komˈmɛːdja delˈlarte]) translates tae "theatre o the professional" an is kent as the first form o professional theatre.[1][2][3]


  1. "Britannic".
  2. Lea, K.M. (1962). Italian Popular Comedy: A Study In The Commedia Dell'Arte, 1560-1620 With Special Reference to the English State. New York: Russell & Russell INC. p. 3.
  3. Wilson, Matthew R. "A History of Commedia dell'arte". Faction of Fools. Faction of Fools. Retrieved 9 December 2016.