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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. A mascherata (Italian f., literally 'masquerade') is a dance from the sixteenth century and was particularly popular in Florence. It was performed by costumed dancers, and frequently pantomimed Roman and Greek themes in them. At the time, it was often associated with Villanella, and performed at carnivals with the musicians and singers atop floats.Frequently the performance was satarical, and many times there were racist undertones in the archetypes or costumes. Generally there wasn't much dramatic content, and most were meant to be humorous.
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  • Paperback | 128 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 8mm | 200g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6136291568
  • 9786136291567