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Intermedio [intromessa, introdutto, tramessa, tramezzo, intermezzo] (It.; Fr. intermède)locked

  • David Nutter


A form of musico-dramatic entertainment inserted between the acts of plays in the Renaissance and Baroque periods.

Intermedi were first performed at the court in Ferrara in the late 15th century between the acts of the ancient comedies of Titus Maccius Plautus and Terence and those of their humanist successors. Because these plays were divided into five acts four ...

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