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The Venetian Origins of the Commedia Dellarte Peter Jordan

The Venetian Origins of the Commedia Dellarte

Peter Jordan

Published December 13th 2013
ISBN : 9781136488238
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272 pages
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The VenetianOrigins of theCommedia dellArteis a striking new enquiry into the late-Renaissance stirrings of professional secular comedy in Venice, and their connection to the development of what came to be known as the Commedia dell Arte. ThebookMoreThe VenetianOrigins of theCommedia dellArteis a striking new enquiry into the late-Renaissance stirrings of professional secular comedy in Venice, and their connection to the development of what came to be known as the Commedia dell Arte. Thebook contendsthat through a symbiotic collaboration between patrician amateurs and plebeian professionals, innovative forms of comedy developed in the Venice region, fusing high and low culture in a provocative mix that had a truly mass appeal.Rich with anecdotes, diary entries and literary often ribald comic passages, Peter Jordans central argument has important implications for the study of Venetian art, popular theatre and European culturalhistory.