maggio

Definition

Theater

  • (Italian: May) In early Italian theater, a type of spectacularentertainment that involved the staging of historical battles, naturaldisasters, and other sensational happenings. No works of this kindare now extant. Similar entertainments were staged by the late Romanemperors and it is thought these may have influenced the genre. Theplays were so called because they were staged annually in May.
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