Vocal Composition in Creating the Commedia dell’Arte Characters


  • Oana Pocan Babeș-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania


acting, character, training, speech/language disorders, rhythm and fluency disorders, Commedia dell’Arte


The paper presents a possible approach to the construction of a comic character from both a vocal and a verbal point of view, by using various language disorders. For the scenic procedure of language composition, voice and pronunciation as well as rhythm and influence disorders can be important tools for students in their creating a comic character, since these techniques have a significant potential also outside the Commedia dell’Arte. Hence, conscious training and practice of speech/language disorders, such as dyslalia, as well as of rhythm and fluency disorders, develops and improves both the students’ voice usage abilities and their vocal creativity, so that they can manifest themselves artistically in a more expressive way.

Author Biography

Oana Pocan, Babeș-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

OANA POCAN is an Assistant Professor in the Theatre Department of the Faculty of Theatre and Film, Babeş-Bolyai University, Romania. She teaches Education and Expression of Stage Speech. Her field of interest is personal and professional development through theatre.




How to Cite

Pocan, O. (2023). Vocal Composition in Creating the Commedia dell’Arte Characters. Studia Universitatis Babeș-Bolyai - Dramatica, 68(1), 175–189. Retrieved from https://dramatica.ro/index.php/j/article/view/278