Dramatic & Opera Translations

Clizia

1524 play by Niccolò Machavelli, translated by Robert Cohen Macchiavelli’s Clizia is technically categorized as a commedia erudita, a theatre form that led directly to the masked commedia dell’arte, which, except for the masks, it closely resembles. As with most such erudita (or “learned”) plays, it is an Italian Renaissance adaptation of a work by  …  Read More »

The Plaie Called Corpus Christi

Seven short, anonymous medieval plays adapted and directed by Robert Cohen This evening of medieval theatre, the first of three, was created by Robert Cohen and Edgar Schell as part of the three-year, funded Focused Research Program in Medieval Theatre during the late 1980s. In all, 21 plays originally written for Corpus Christi festivals in  …  Read More »

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