Italian culture and I Guide - Resources and Review

Teatro alla Scala in Milan. Includes program information, news and a searchable archive of information about 9800 artists, 2500 authors, librettists or choreographers, over 11500 different shows, more than 5800 performances in La Scala Theatre and 170000 performances of various characters. Information in Italian and English.
Resources on a wide range of topics in Italian music. From Italy, but in English as well as Italian.
Historical review of Italian theatre from its birth in medieval times through to the post
war period. Describes the importance of theatre to Italy throughout its development and highlights key figures in the art.
Identifies the origins of Italian cuisine, describing different styles and influences throughout history before looking at the changes which have taken place in 20th century cuisine.
Provides a chronological list of the life and work of Boccaccio, (1313
1375), concentrating on his late medieval text, Decameron. A study of the text, available in English and Italian, explores the literary, historical, and cultural context of the Decameron and its relevance to late medieval society. Additional resources include maps illustrating locations within the story.
Offers original articles and features about Italian culture, plus annotated links to selected relevant Internet resources, compiled by a subject specialist, a subject
specific bulletin board, and details of related news and events. Topics include art, basilicas, businesses, films, genealogy, government, language, media, museums, opera, regions, religion, sport, travel, volcanoes and wine.
Includes information on Italian Cinema: Historical Movies, Comedies, Melodramas and Adventures, The First Stars, Italian Cinema in the 1920's and 30's, Realism and Formalism, The Post
War Years and Neo-realism, and Post War Cinema.
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