THE SOLE OF PANTALONE BY ANNETTE M. GRAEBE

A Zanni or servant mask. Originally posted by Tom Banwellhttp://flickr.com/photos/34635429@N00/4957818689
 Remember those unique, Commedia Dell’Arte masks featured at our Italian Fest’s Venice Exhibition a few years ago?  Those were provided by Professor Robert Henke of Washington University, St. Louis.  (The leather masks were made for him by noted sculptor Renzo Antonello of Italy.)  On Fri., Feb. 3 (4:00 p.m.), you can meet Robert Henke in person, see his masks, and hear the intriguing history behind it all in “The Sole of Pantalone:  Shakespeare and the Masks of the Commedia Dell’Arte,” at Washington University’s Mallinckrodt Center, Room 101.  Reception to follow.  This is part of the 2017 Performing Arts Department Colloquium Series.  Admission is free.
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