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WELCOME TO THE STORE!

Welcome to ArscomicA’s Store. All masks and objects are unique works and hand-made personally by the Maestro Antonio Fava, with precious and fine art materials to sculpt the matrices and to emboss the leather to obtain the masks of the Commedia dell’Arte.
FOR INFORMATION AND PURCHASING:
For more information and purchasing, please contact Dina Buccino at email address vbuccin@tin.it with your request. You will be contacted within 24 hours with all the prices informations.
Here you can buy both the ArscomicA masks through a constantly updated catalogue, and the books of the Mastro translated into four languages. Finally, there are Batoci and other artefacts related to the Commedia dell’Arte, all hand-made by Antonio Fava.

Publications

BOOKS

THE COMIC MASK IN THE COMMEDIA DELL’ARTE
The Actor Training, Improvisation, and the Poetics of Survival

Nobody says Shakespeare is dead, Antonio Fava tells us, but Commedia, they say, is dead. Why? Because clearly, he goes on, we have Shakespeare’s texts, but nobody knows what to do with the improvisation that is the basis of the Commedia dell’Arte, despite massive documentation. This book by Fava, one of the few living master teachers of Commedia dell’Arte, is the first aesthetic and methodological study of the traditional Italian theater form—the first to describe, in a precise and practical way, what Commedia is and what it should be.
The mask -as object, symbol, character, theatrical practice, even spectacle itself- is the central metaphor around which Fava builds his discussion of structure, themes, characters, and methods. Drawing on twenty years of research conducted through his work as performer, director, mask maker, and scholar, he offers extensive practical, philosophical, and technical guidelines to performing the stock characters of Commedia, observing its structure, extracting its poetics, exploring its themes, and using the mask.

A densely layered text combining historical fact, personal experience, philosophical speculation, and passionate opinion, and including copious illustrations -period drawings, prints, and color photographs of leather Commedia masks made by Fava himself- The Comic Mask in the Commedia dell’Arte is a rich work of singular insight into one of the world’s most venerable forms of theater.
ENGLISH
Ars Comica
June 2004
L’Aquila (Italia)
17 x 24 cm, 240 pp.
ISBN 88-89409-00-2
Also in: italian, english and french.

Masks catalogue

Here is an exhaustive catalog of the masks that we can propose you in the purchase. Every piece is hand-made, with the same techniques and the same materials as at the origin of the Commedia dell’arte.
At first the matrix which will produce the mask is sculptured in the wood according to very precises criterias. Then, the leather is repelled on this matrix to give the shape and print the details.
The finishes can then beings applied.
 If you are interested in the purchase of one or several of our masks, please complete the attached form in the right margin. We shall send you then a proposal of purchase and precision of order.
 We were also the requests particular as for example, custom-made creations for theatrical productions.

SERVI (SERVANTS)

VECCHI (OLDS)

CAPITANI (CAPTAINS)

MASCHERE SOCIALI (SOCIAL MASKS)

SATIRI (SATYRES)

STEREOPANTOMIMA (STEREO-PANTOMIME)

ATELLANE

VARIOUS

COMMEDIA BY FAVA

Film didattico, con esempi dal vivo.
Lezione pratica e teoria del Maestro Antonio Fava
ITALIANO: richiedere direttamente a Dina Buccino inviando una mail a vbuccin@tin.it
ArscomicA Edizioni
Febbraio 2014
Reggio Emilia (Italia)
ISBN 978-88-89409-02-2.

BATOCIO

Arma comica per eccellenza nella Commedia dell’Arte.
E’ una sorta di corta spada di legno a punta spatolata.
Quando colpisce emette un suono che ricorda uno schiaffo.
E’ in dotazione allo Zanni, il servo in Commedia.
BATOCI:
Batocio standard, o ‘Zannesco’, € 40,00.
Batoci specifici:
‘Moresco’ per I°zanni Nord, € 40,00.
Sciuscella Napoletana, € 40,00.
‘Madreperlato’ per Infarinati e Servette, € 50,00.
Ognuno di questi batoci, con ‘capoccello’ (testa del personaggio in fondo al manico), + € 30,00.

BASTONI

D’importanza, da passeggio, simbolici, con capoccelli e manici: personaggi della Commedia, personaggi diversi, ‘grilli’, simboli.
Prezzo unico per ogni bastone. € 70,00.

CAMAURO

Standard, nero: € 25,00.