Il teatro comico di I secolo a.C. tra innovazione e tradizione digital
In this paper I aim to propose some reflections on the developments and transformations of Latin comic theatre during the first century BC, a period characterised, as we know, by an evident decline of the comoedia palliata and during which the public’s preferences are directed towards the togata and those comic genres that draw inspiration from the popular Greek and Italic tradition, such as mime and Atellanfarce, but that develop new forms with respect to their origins.
Maschera e comicità nel teatro popolare italico digital
The Atellan farce, a popular form of theatrical entertainment which originated from the Oscan town of Atella and was performed in Latin outside Campania, is generally referred to as a theatre of improvisation. Its comic character is based on the use of fixed characters and situations.