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Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume XI : Genres: Europe

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...The theater of ‘avanspettacolo,’ or, more usually, the ‘avanspettacolo’ is a form of comedy theater that flourished in Italy between the 1930s and the 1950s. Meaning literally ‘before the show,’ its original aim was to provide live pre-show...