Black Nonnas Show - Free Performance

Black Nonnas Show - Free Performance

WHEN: Monday, 30 May 2011

TIME: 12.00pm to 12.35pm

WHERE: Queen Street Mall

 

Two Black Clad Italian grandmothers escaped from the nursing home on the lookout for cheap pasta, good coffee and new husbands - preferably with a big tractor.

 

Free Performance

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nd they love singing Italian folksongs!

 

Keep a look out for them as a roving act at the Italian Markets in Fortitude Valley as well as on the Queen St Mall stage during Brisbane Italian Week!
 

 

The term "slapstick comedy" comes from the use of slapsticks by the zanni (especially the 2nd Zanni--the lower status servants). What looks like a stick or baton carried by Arlecchino is actually a piece of wood with the center area hollowed out from one end with the other end wrapped in leather.

 

When hitting someone or something it made a slapping sound. This was used in many lazzi moments of physical comedy and became associated with physical antics.

 

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