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A German description of the Florentine intermedi of 1565

Katritzky, M. A. (1997). A German description of the Florentine intermedi of 1565. Italian Studies, 52(1) pp. 63–93.

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Prince Ferdinand of Bavaria (1550-1608) represented his parents at the 1565 wedding of his mother's sister Joanna of Austria to Duke Francesco de' Medici. His travel journal describes the intermedi performed between the acts of Francesco d'Ambra's comedy La Cofanaria on the occasion of this wedding. Unlike the three published Italian accounts of the intermedi in festival books recording this wedding, Ferdinand's account includes descriptions of the play itself, and its prologue, and of another performance of the play in Florence. It also provides details concerning intermedi in Mantua and other performances, as well as audience reception.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 1997 The Society for Italian Studies
ISSN: 0075-1634
Project Funding Details:
Funded Project NameProject IDFunding Body
Not SetNot SetNetherlands Institute for Advanced Study
Not SetNot SetWimbledon School of Art
Not SetNot SetHarold Hyam Wingat Foundation
Not SetNot SetSouthampton University (Hartley Institute)
Not SetNot SetOxford University (Arnold, Bryce & Read Fund; Christina Drake Fund for Italian Studies; John Lowell Osgood Music Travelling Fund)
Not SetNot SetLondon University (Central Research Fund, Irwin Award)
Not SetNot SetBritish Academy
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Arts and Humanities > English & Creative Writing
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Arts and Humanities
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)
Item ID: 22467
Depositing User: M. A. Katritzky
Date Deposited: 27 Jul 2010 11:58
Last Modified: 26 Jun 2020 17:04
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