Itinerario, overo Nova descrittione de’ viaggi principali d'Italia, nellaquale si ha piena notitia di tutte le cose piu notabili, & degne d’esser vedute

Date

1638

Identifier

de Beer Itb 1638 S

Publisher

Vicenza: Francesco Bolzetta libraro in Padoua

Abstract

The guitar playing Mezetino (Mezzetino) can also sing and dance. Another stock carnival type, his name in Medieval Italian means ‘Half-measure’ (of liquor) and by tradition he is an adept schemer and trouble-maker. His brother dancer could well be Brighella, a comic character who is often seen carrying a wooden sword or batocio (slap-stick). The lizards, bats and camels are a fetching addition to his costume

Files

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Citation

Franciscus Schottus, “Itinerario, overo Nova descrittione de’ viaggi principali d'Italia, nellaquale si ha piena notitia di tutte le cose piu notabili, & degne d’esser vedute,” ourheritage.ac.nz | OUR Heritage, accessed February 9, 2023, https://otago.ourheritage.ac.nz/items/show/8640.