Intermède [intermédie, intramède, entremets] (Fr.)
- James R. Anthony
- and M. Elizabeth C. Bartlet
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)....