Provincial theatres in the Risorgimento. Administrative practices, scenography, music, audience and scheduling

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Call for Papers
October 6, 2021 to October 7, 2021
Subject Fields: 
Art, Art History & Visual Studies, Cultural History / Studies, Italian History / Studies, Music and Music History, Theatre & Performance History / Studies

This conference, to be held in Feltre (Veneto) on the 6–7 October 2021, will be focused on the Feltre Theatre in the 19th century. The aim of these days of scientific exchange is a discussion on various aspects of provincial theatres’ practices – on the one hand through case studies similar to the one in Feltre, on the other hand through broader investigations that provide a general framework. The conference will include two days of presentations with keynote talks which will open the different sessions, and shorter interventions on more specific aspects or on single case studies. The aspects to be analysed are: the socio-political context of provincial theatres, their administration, reception, stage design, programming, acting, music and singing, tastes and fashions. The Feltre theatre, with its original scenic materials, will form the backdrop for the workshop.

We invite abstracts for 15-minute presentations in order to allow time for questions and discussion. Please submit an abstract of no more than 500 words, a short biography, and include your name, contact details (postal address, e-mail and telephone number) and (if applicable) your affiliation together with your proposal. All proposals should be submitted by e-mail to the organisers (, in English, French or Italian, no later than Sunday 18 April 2021. You will be notified of your invitation in early June. For any questions or inquiries, please send an email to: