droll conference on women of the Commedia dell'Arte
by and with Claudia Contin Arlecchino
A show dedicated to the female figures of the Commedia dell'Arte and their emancipation, begun in the sixteenth century, and which still today inspires contemporary actresses.
The Italian Commedia dell'Arte was the first revolution, since the sixteenth century, against the ancient feminine condition of censure and condemnation, that prevented women's access to the profession of actors and comedians in general. This sort of Renaissance "comic revolution" had the merit of opening new and extraordinary possibilities to the condition of women, because it laid the foundations of their claims in the professions, in independence and in rights.