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The diaries of Prince Ferdinand of Bavaria: commedia dell'arte at the wedding festivals of Florence (1565) and Munich (1568)

Katritzky, M. A. (1992). The diaries of Prince Ferdinand of Bavaria: commedia dell'arte at the wedding festivals of Florence (1565) and Munich (1568). In: Mulryne, J. R. and Shewring, Margaret eds. Italian renaissance festivals and their European influence. Studies in Italian Theatre and Commedia dell'Arte (3). Lewiston / Queenston / Lampeter: Edwin Mellen Press, pp. 143–172.

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Abstract

The Munich wedding festival of 1568 of Prince Wilhelm of Bavaria rivalled those of the great Italian courts in both the splendour of its festivities and the fullness of its documentation. The three published festival books, by Hans Wagner, Massimo Troiano and Heinrich Wirre, record its exceptionally early commedia dell'arte-related entertainments. Possible influences on them are considered in the light of a detailed examination of the 1565-66 travel diary of Wilhelm's younger brother, Prince Ferdinand. Its comprehensive overview of north Italian princely and popular diversions experienced by members of the Bavarian court in a three-month period shortly before the Munich wedding includes descriptions of performances and festivals seen by Prince Ferdinand in Trent, Bologna, Florence, Verona and Ferrara.

Item Type: Book Chapter
ISBN: 0-7734-9608-4, 978-0-7734-9608-8
Project Funding Details:
Funded Project NameProject IDFunding Body
Not SetNot SetBritish Academy (Major State Scholarship); London University (Central Research Fund: Irwin Award); Oxford University (Arnold Bryce, Read Fund; Committee for Graduate Studies; Christina Drake Fund; St Catherine's College; Oxford Travelling Scholarship)
Academic Unit/Department: Arts > English
Arts
Item ID: 21786
Depositing User: M. A. Katritzky
Date Deposited: 16 Jun 2010 11:05
Last Modified: 28 Jun 2016 04:49
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/21786
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