Vol. 8 (2019): Beyond Books and Plays: Cultures and Practices of Writing in Early Modern Theatre
Part Two - Case Studies

Visions of the City in Seventeenth-Century Roman Popular Theatre

Roberto Ciancarelli
Laboratorio editoriale OA / Dip. LILSI
Published March 14, 2019
How to Cite
Ciancarelli, R. (2019). Visions of the City in Seventeenth-Century Roman Popular Theatre. Journal of Early Modern Studies, 8, 173-188. https://doi.org/10.13128/JEMS-2279-7149-24886

Abstract

The extraordinary circulation of comic scripts (texts, manuscripts, scenarios and zibaldoni) in seventeenth-century Rome allows us to observe the profiles of a ‘self-referential theatre’ that involved citizens, amateur actors and authors, and depicts clear images of milieus, conventions and habits of the city.