Italian Renaissance Festivals and Their European Influence

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  • ISBN-13: 9780773496088
  • Publisher: Mellen, Edwin Press, The
  • Publication date: 1/1/1992
  • Pages: 440

Table of Contents

Preface
List of Illustrations
Acknowledgements
A Festivals: Theory and Practice 1
1 Theatre Performances at Italian Renaissance Festivals: Multi-Media Spectacles or Gesamtkunstwerke? 3
2 Staging an Intermedio: Practical Advice from Florence circa 1630 51
B Festivals in Italy 73
3 Cavallerie a Ferrara 1561-1570 75
4 Feste Veneziane Cinquecentesche 95
5 Theatre as Festival: The Staging of Aretino's Talanta (1542) and the Influence of Vasari 105
6 Entertainments for the Marriages of the Princesses of Savoy in 1608 119
C Festivals in German-Speaking Lands and the Italian Influence 141
7 The Diaries of Prince Ferdinand of Bavaria: Commedia dell'Arte at the Wedding Festivals of Florence (1565) and Munich (1568) 143
8 Marriage Entertainments in the Palatinate for Princess Elizabeth Stuart and the Elector Palatine 173
9 From Italy to Versailles via Bavaria: the Munich Applausi of 1662 and Les Plaisirs de l'Isle Enchantee 197
D Festivals in France and the Italian Influence 211
10 Italian Participation in French Court Ballet, Comedie-ballet and Opera, 1581-1674 213
11 Les 'Feste Teatrali' de Mantoue et de Florence en 1608 et leurs metamorphoses sur la scene Francaise 233
12 De l'Entree de Cesar a Rome a l'Entree des Rois de France dans leurs Bonnes Villes 255
E Festivals in Denmark and England and the Italian Influence 269
13 Ben Jonson and the Italian Festival Books 271
14 Splendour at the Danish Court: the Coronation of Christian IV 289
15 The Limitations of Festival: Christian IV's State Visit to England in 1606 311
Contributors 337
Index 341
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