The Art of Commedia: A Study in the Commedia dell'Arte, 1560-1620, with Special Reference to the Visual Records (Internationale Forschungen zur … und Vergleichenden Literaturwissenschaft 100) by M. A. Katritzky
English | Apr. 24, 2006 | ISBN: 9042017988 | 625 Pages | PDF | 34.92 MB
Italian comedians attracted audiences to performances at every level, from the magnificent Italian, German and French court festival appearances of Orlando di Lasso or Isabella Andreini, to the humble street trestle 'lazzi' of anonymous quacks. The characters they inspired continue to exercise a profound cultural influence, and an understanding of the 'commedia dell'arte' and its visual record is fundamental for scholars of post-1550 European drama, literature, art and music.