Romolo Fioroni

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Valentina Bonicelli (Universita degli Studi di Bologna)

Romolo Fioroni was an Italian author and researcher of the epic maggio , a form of folk theater typical of Emilia-Romagna and Tuscany. The tradition’s origin is unknown and itsearliest extant written sources, dating back to the late eighteenth century, already refer to it as an antichissima tradizione [very ancient tradition] (Aravecchia 100). The nonprofessional actors, called maggiarini, stage stories inspired mainly by medieval and Renaissance chivalric romances; in addition, there are dramas about regional or national history as well as the lives of saints and martyrs.

Romolo Fioroni grew up in Costabona, a small mountain village located in the province of Reggio Emilia, where the epic <…

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Citation: Bonicelli, Valentina. "Romolo Fioroni". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 19 July 2019 [https://www.litencyc.com/php/speople.php?rec=true&UID=14293, accessed 06 February 2023.]

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