Pietro Antonio Colomberti

Alberto Bentoglio

Abstract


This paper presents the theatrical life of Antonio Colomberti. He was born in Viterbo on February 20, 1806 and died in Bologna on March 13, 1892, at the age of eighty-six. Throughout his long life, Colomberti played a variety of characters and directed some of the most important Italian theatre companies. In addition, he wrote and translated tragedies, comedies and historical dramas. His most important works are his autobiographical Memoirs and the Dictionary of Italian Actors. Colomberti wrote three versions of his Dictionary that consists of 1,400 biographical entries, in alphabetical order, preceded by extensive historical introductions.


Keywords


Actor; Acting; 19th century

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.13128/Drammaturgia-22038

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