The Commedia all'improvviso Pictures in the Corsini Manuscript: A New Reading

December 2008
Early Theatre;2008, Vol. 11 Issue 2, p212
Academic Journal
The article examines the illustrations in the manuscript titled "Raccolta di Scenari Più scelti D'istrioni in Rome's Biblioteca Corsiniana." It is said to be the only illustrated collection in the Corsini Library. The illustrations depict comedies, pastorals, tragicomedies, tragedy, opera reale and opere turschesche. Before the 18th century, commedia dell'arte was known as commedia all'improvviso.


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