​A weekend with Commedia dell' Arte:
introduction and practise with MARCO LULY
March 21 - 25, 2019 in Castello Costaguti, near Rome. 

I am an Italian theatre director-actor and drama teacher who has travelled the world giving shows and workshops in Europe, Asia, America on a regular basis in the last 25 years.
Since 1990 I have worked with Universities, International schools, and Drama Academies and Theatre Festivals, as well as in collaboration with Italian and foreigner institutions.

In 1990, I founded Luoghi dell'Arte in Rome, and have been Artistic Director of the Company ever since.
I have specialized in the productions of Commedia dell’Arte, Medieval Theatre and of plays by the Father of Italian Comedy, Carlo Goldoni. I am committed to reviving Medieval and Commedia dell’ Arte Theatre, and have won acclaims for rediscovering medieval and renaissance period manuscripts and adapting them in a modern style.

Welcome to my workshop in Castello Costaguti in March 2019!
*The main features and tasks of our PRACTICAL WORKSHOP on Commedia dell’ Arte history and techniques are:
the role of stock characters, the use of mask, mime techniques, improvisation, lots of humour, appealing to audiences of all ages, group work, body break out, body mastering, expressing feelings, space mastering.

*As this form of theatre uses a great deal of movement and mime, language is not such an important factor, making this ideal for students who come from different language/cultural backgrounds.

No prior experience is needed!

​​​​​The workshop takes place in Castle Costaguti, which stands at the center of the medieval village of Roccalvecce and overlooking the splendid scenery of the countryside between Orvieto, Viterbo, Orte, Lake Bolsena and the Tiber. Spending a few days in the Costaguti Castle is like taking a step back in the time and yet without foregoing present-day comfort. At the foot of Roccalvecce there is the storic garden of the Costaguti Castle called "La Vignaccia". This park with an extension of 15,000 sm. dates back to 1700. Inside it there are exotic and rare plants from all over the world, a magnificient alley with century old linden trees, an Italian garden and a seventeenth-century stone fountain. Immersed in this lush vegetation, you can enjoy all the relaxation of swimming pool and a tennis court. Please, see more info of the castle here

At the castle we enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Dinner is served with local wine.

Accommodation in a double or a single room; the rooms are big with antique furniture and old paintings on the walls. Each room is different from the other. Wifi-connection is found in the castle.

Commedia dell' Arte

*This form of theatre originated in Italy in the 16th century and quickly spread all across Europe, playing a crucial role in the development of Western Theatre. Playwrights who have been influenced by this style include Shakespeare, Moliere and Goldoni to name a few. It is still popular today and can be found even in movies and on TV.


*Masks teach the actor awareness and control of movements and gestures. The masks compel the actor to recognize the essential gestures and avoid the superfluous ones. They propel the performer to an enhanced level of expression. They demand clarity of intent and precision in the use of gestures and voice.



MARCH 21 THURSDAY Arrival to the castle
Upon your reservation, you will get detailed directions how to get to the castle. After finding out the arrival time of all participants, we can arrange a transfer from Rome directly to the castel with an additional fee.

At 8 pm. welcome dinner at the castle

8 - 9 am. breakfast
10 - 12.30 pm. voluntary visit to Sergio Mottura Winery with tasting
12..30 - 1.30 pm. lunch
2 - 8 pm. workshop
8 pm. dinner

8 - 9 am. breakfast
10 - 1 pm. workshop
1-2 pm. lunch
3 - 6 pm. workshop
8 pm. dinner

8 - 9 am. breakfast
10 - 1 pm. workshop
1-2 pm. lunch
3 - 6 pm. final presentation
8 pm. dinner


The PRICE 890€ per person includes
*Marco Luly's tuition during the workshop
*four nights accommodation in a double room
*four breakfasts, 3 lunches and 4 dinners (a glass of wine is served during the dinner)

*single rooms are available with additional fee of 20€ per night

*Travel to the castel is not included in the price.

You can make a reservation by sending us an email at info@arsmondo.fi or by calling +358 44 32 00 008
After the reservation, the reservation fee of 200€ is due. The reservation bill you will receive by email. The rest of the workshop fee will be paid upon your arrival at the castle.
The reservations are binding.