This book describes the many ways in which music was used in Italian theatrical performances between the late fifteenth and early seventeenth centuries.
Table of Contents
1. Orpheus, singer of strambotti; 2. Classical theatre, intermedi and frottola music; 3. Realistic use of music in comedy; 4. Temporal perspective and music; 5. 'The wondrous show, alas, of the intermedi!'; 6. Early opera and aria; 7. From Poliziano's Orfeo to the Orphei tragoedia; 8. The citta ferrarese; 9. Regular comedy and the perspective set; 10. 'Visible' intermedi and movable sets.
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