Confidenti

Definition

Theater

  • An Italian commedia dell'arte company founded in1574 that toured Italy, France, and Spain for many years. From about1580 it was led by Giovanni Pellesini (1526 - 1612), famous forhis role as Pedrolino. In 1604 some members of the Gelositroupe joined after the death of Isabella Andreini. By 1610 FalmineoScala, known as Flavio, had led the Confidenti back to Italy underthe patronage of Giovanni de Medici. The troupe was disbanded in 1621,whereupon some members returned to Paris to join the Fedelicompany. see Com├ędie-Italienne.
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