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 Contents1. 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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