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Intermède [intermédie, intramède, entremets] (Fr.)locked

  • James R. Anthony
  •  and M. Elizabeth C. Bartlet

Extract

Like the Italian Intermedio, a spectacle given between the acts of a stage work. It entertained the audience, allowing the actors to ‘catch their breath, or change their costumes, or to allow time for changing the stage sets’ (Dictionnaire de Trévoux, iii, 1743, p.1718)....

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Music Review
Enciclopedia dello spettacolo
Musical Quarterly
L. Bianconi and G. Pestelli, eds.: Storia dell'opera italiana (Turin, 1987-; Eng. trans., 1998-)