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commedia dell'arte

Plautus (c. 254—184 bc) Roman comic dramatist

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‘learned’ Italian counterpart in the early 16th century to the ‘popular’ commedia dell'arte. Based on the Roman comedies of Plautus and Terence, it tended towards the creation of types rather ...

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