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Commedia dell’arte related glass: early modern Venice

Katritzky, M. A. (2018). Commedia dell’arte related glass: early modern Venice. Commedia dell’arte: Studi storici, 1 pp. 11–31.

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Drawing on sixteenth and seventeenth century texts and images, this article for the first time brings together three distinct types of commedia dell’arte related glass. It examines enamelled glassware decorated with masked Zanni and old masters, connects the enamelled decoration of certain Germanic three-pot glasses (‘Stangengläser’) to Italian stage lovers, and assesses known and newly identified lampwork glass figures of the masked, morra-playing commedia dell’arte military captain (Capitano). Rather than offering any kind of direct insight into stage practice, such glassware draws on a complex mix of influences from the commedia dell’arte, carnival costume, and longstanding iconographic, textual and festival traditions.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 2018 Edizioni Polistampa
ISSN: 1974-1294
Extra Information: ISBN: 978-88-596-1798-3
Keywords: commedia dell'arte; glass; Venice; Murano; early modern; morra; history of collecting; souvenirs; Praun family; carnival; theatre; comedy
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)
Language & Literacies
Postcolonial and Global Literatures Research Group (PGL)
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Item ID: 55588
Depositing User: M. A. Katritzky
Date Deposited: 26 Jun 2018 09:52
Last Modified: 23 Mar 2020 19:57
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