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Mountebanks, mummers and masqueraders in Thomas Platter's diary (1595-1600)

Katritzky, M. A. (1999). Mountebanks, mummers and masqueraders in Thomas Platter's diary (1595-1600). In: Cairns, Christopher ed. The Renaissance Theatre: Texts, Performance, Design. Aldershot: Ashgate, pp. 12–29.

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Platter's travel account is of great theatre-historical importance in itself, and a valuable aid to the interpretation of commedia dell'arte-related images, of which the most prolific, and perhaps least researched, are to be found in German friendship albums. Platter's accounts of French and Spanish carnivals, hired players at Parisian festivities and the Avignon performances of Zani Bragetta's mountebank quack troupe contribute significantly to an understanding of professional acting troupes in the age of Shakespeare.

Item Type: Book Section
Copyright Holders: 1999 The Editor and Contributors
ISBN: 0-7546-0006-8, 978-0-7546-0006-0
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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)
Research Group: History of Books and Reading (HOBAR)
Item ID: 22845
Depositing User: M. A. Katritzky
Date Deposited: 02 Sep 2010 14:51
Last Modified: 06 Aug 2019 20:04
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