The Commedia Dell’arte: A Study in Italian Popular Comedy (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from The Commedia Dell'arte: A Study in Italian Popular Comedy

A small Pennsylvania town turned itself out one breathless summer day not long ago to watch an entertainment given in a large airy barn by a family of wandering geniuses, not gypsies or minstrels, certainly not agents as the term is generally understood, but hard-headed Yankee originals with something Of their own to sell and apparently a novel way Of their own Of selling it. The something was a certain soap, guaranteed of the purest; the method of advertisement was to take it as the theme of a simple farce, a theme varied by all manner Of songs in its praises and allusions to its perfections, brought as by accident into the pauses Of a banal dialog.

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 332 pages
  • Publisher: Forgotten Books (April 19, 2018)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1330635140
  • ISBN-13: 978-1330635148
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.7 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds

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