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“The Tragedies and Comedies Recited by the Zanni

Emily Wilbourne

in Seventeenth-Century Opera and the Sound of the Commedia Dell'Arte

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226401577
eISBN:
9780226401607
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226401607.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Opera

The introduction summarises the current state of Italian-language scholarship on the commedia dell’arte and outlines the standard musicological approaches to the genre. The approach taken in this ... More


The Commedia dell’Arte as Theater

Emily Wilbourne

in Seventeenth-Century Opera and the Sound of the Commedia Dell'Arte

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226401577
eISBN:
9780226401607
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226401607.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Opera

This chapter provides an introduction to the commedia dell’arte for musicological audiences, with particular attention paid to the sound of the genre and the use of music within spoken dramatic ... More


Devil’s Dance

James H. Johnson

in Venice Incognito: Masks in the Serene Republic

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520267718
eISBN:
9780520948624
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520267718.003.0009
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter focuses on the theatre of the commedia dell’arte. The commedia’arte was the descendant of buffoni. One of the distinguishing features of the commedia dell’arte was the use of masks. ... More


Seventeenth-Century Opera and the Sound of the Commedia dell’Arte

Emily Wilbourne

in Seventeenth-Century Opera and the Sound of the Commedia Dell'Arte

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226401577
eISBN:
9780226401607
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226401607.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Opera

The conclusion completes the historical through line of the previous chapters by showing how each of the musical techniques already identified as echoes of commedia dell’arte practice are evident in ... More


The Serious Elements of Early Comic Opera

Emily Wilbourne

in Seventeenth-Century Opera and the Sound of the Commedia Dell'Arte

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226401577
eISBN:
9780226401607
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226401607.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Opera

This chapter considers two early comic operas: the libretto to Giovan Battista Andreini’s La Ferinda (1622) and Virgilio Mazzocchi and Marco Marazzoli’s L’Egisto ovvero Chi soffre speri (1637/9), ... More


“Ma meglio di tutti Arianna comediante”

Emily Wilbourne

in Seventeenth-Century Opera and the Sound of the Commedia Dell'Arte

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226401577
eISBN:
9780226401607
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226401607.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Opera

Claudio Monteverdi’s lost opera, L’Arianna (1608), is regularly connected to the commedia dell’arte, since the lead singer was the commedia dell’arte actress, Virgina Ramponi Andreini. This chapter ... More


Seventeenth-Century Opera and the Sound of the Commedia Dell'Arte

Emily Wilbourne

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226401577
eISBN:
9780226401607
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226401607.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Opera

This book considers the relationship between commedia dell’arte and early operatic forms, from the court operas of the first years of the seventeenth century, through semi-private productions in ... More


Penelope and Poppea as Stock Figures of the Commedia dell’Arte

Emily Wilbourne

in Seventeenth-Century Opera and the Sound of the Commedia Dell'Arte

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226401577
eISBN:
9780226401607
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226401607.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Opera

This chapter considers the prima and seconda female roles of Monteverdi’s two surviving Venetian operas: Penelope and Melanto from Il Ritorno d’Ulisse (1641), and Poppea and Ottavia from ... More


Baroque Europe

Kate Armond

in Modernism and the Theatre of the Baroque

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474419628
eISBN:
9781474444910
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474419628.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter aims to offer an overview of those resurgences of the baroque that are most significant for my study – Germany’s rediscovery of the Trauerspiel and allegory, the colourful legacy of the ... More


“Welcome to the Sixties!”

Rachel Lee Rubin

in Well Met: Renaissance Faires and the American Counterculture

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814771389
eISBN:
9780814738108
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814771389.003.0002
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter traces the history of the American Renaissance faire and its place in the narrative of how the American counterculture transformed all of American life in the 1960s and 1970s. It begins ... More


Three Exemplary Figures

Theodore Ziolkowski

in Classicism of the Twenties: Art, Music, and Literature

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780226183985
eISBN:
9780226184036
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226184036.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter examines in detail key works of the ’20s by three exemplary figures--Stravinsky, Picasso, Eliot--to determine characteristics that may be called classical. All three refer explicitly to ... More


Comedy, History, and Culture

William V. Costanzo

in When the World Laughs: Film Comedy East and West

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
March 2020
ISBN:
9780190924997
eISBN:
9780190925031
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190924997.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

How has comedy evolved around the globe from earliest times to today? Chapter 4 offers a chronology of comedy. Distinguishing among laughter, comedy, and humor, it finds evidence of humor in ancient ... More


Italian Film Comedy

William V. Costanzo

in When the World Laughs: Film Comedy East and West

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
March 2020
ISBN:
9780190924997
eISBN:
9780190925031
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190924997.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

From Dante’s Divine Comedy to the more human forms of commedia all’italiana, the varieties of humor in Italian movies follow the fortunes and misfortunes of the Italian people. This chapter considers ... More


Unmasking the Heart

James H. Johnson

in Venice Incognito: Masks in the Serene Republic

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520267718
eISBN:
9780520948624
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520267718.003.0010
Subject:
History, European Modern History

For the critics of commedia dell’arte, carnival masks and their spinoffs in the theater were part of a wider circle of wickedness that stretched from the concrete to the unseen. To them, there was a ... More


Placing the Self

Julian Johnson

in Out of Time: Music and the Making of Modernity

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780190233273
eISBN:
9780190233303
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190233273.003.0007
Subject:
Music, History, Western

From the Italian madrigal to German Expressionism, music stages publicly the enactment of private interiority, linking Renaissance self-fashioning to modern notions of subjectivity. The cultivation ... More


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