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Scripts and Scenarios: The Performance of Comedy in Renaissance Italy Richard Andrews

Scripts and Scenarios: The Performance of Comedy in Renaissance Italy

Richard Andrews

Published December 1st 2006
ISBN : 9780521034159
Paperback
298 pages
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This book examines the scripted stage comedies of the Italian Renaissance, tracing their transition from closed courtly audiences to a wider public. It concentrates on the performing values of their scripts rather than their literary qualities, inMoreThis book examines the scripted stage comedies of the Italian Renaissance, tracing their transition from closed courtly audiences to a wider public. It concentrates on the performing values of their scripts rather than their literary qualities, in order to demonstrate their links with improvised commedia dellarte, and thus explores in a new way a crucial phase in the development of European theater. It will be of interest to scholars and students in both theater history and Italian studies.