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Entry of Henri III into Venice, Treviso, Ferrara and Mantua. (Mantua, Ferrara, Venice: 1574)
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Le attioni d'Arrigo terzo re di Francia, et quarto di Polonia, descritte in dialogo (Venice, 1574)
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Title_page
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  Dedication To Count Federigo Sarego.
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  Section The text is in the form of a dialogue between two characters, Ottaviano Manini and Giovanni Gherardeo da Udine.
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  Entry The King's entry into Vienna and reception by Maximilian II, Holy Roman Emperor.
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  Water_spectacle
Fireworks
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  Bridge At Treviso.
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  Triumphal_Arch Three triumphal arches. Arms of France and Poland; the King's victories in France against the Huguenots; Hercules and Mercury.
Entry The King's entry into Treviso, where he is met by Giorgio Cornaro, Bishop of Treviso.
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  Music
Fireworks In the shape of a figure representing Luxury.
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  Water_spectacle
Procession_by_water A procession of gondolas, including one in gold for the King, towards Murano.
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  Music
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  Water_spectacle
Procession_by_water Of the Venetian Doge and Signoria to Murano to meet the King.
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  Reception Of the Doge by the King.
Entry Into Venice.
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  Triumphal_Arch Designed by Andrea Palladio after an arch at the Campidoglio designed by Settimius Severus. The King's victories in France against the Huguenots and his coronation in Poland.
Loggia Painted by Tintoretto and Paolo Veronese. Four winged Victories handing the King palms and crowns.
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  Water_spectacle With a number of different ships, including one bearing a tree of mirrors.
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  Water_spectacle With Neptune's grotto.
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  Music
Entry Of Emanuel Philibert, Duke of Savoy, into Venice.
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  Banquet
Theatrical_Performance Claudio Frangipani's "Tragedia", performed by the Florentine troupe I Comici Gelosi, with Simon Bolognese as Bergamasco.
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  A display by Venetian glassworkers.
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  Music With organs played by Claudio Merulo and Andrea Gabrielli Vinitiano and music sung by Guiseppe Zerlini.
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  Theatrical_Performance By I Comici Gelosi.
Play Porcacchi reproduces the text of Frangipani's play, which was published in 1574 by Domenico Farri.
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  Music Performed as part of the play.
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  Fireworks
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  Showpiece_confectionery A display at the Arsenal of several hundred sugar confections by Niccolo della Pigna in the shape of gods and animals, some life sized.
Dance
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  Tournament A "Canne d'India" between the Castellani and Nicolotti in which several people were drowned.
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  Entry Into Pavia.
Poem By Cesare Pavese, recited to the King and then presented to him.
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  Triumphal_Arch Arms of France, Poland and Anjou; virtues representing the King's victories in France against the Huguenots.
Procession
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  Entry Into Ferrara.
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  Entry Into Mantua.
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  Triumphal_Arch Victory, Prudence, Liberality, Temperance, Fame and other virtues.
Bridge Decorated with statues.
Statue The statues on the bridge. Fortune, Mars, France.
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Colophon
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Festival details

Festival:
Entry of Henri III into Venice, Treviso, Ferrara and Mantua.

Date:
1574

City:
Mantua, Ferrara, Venice

Participants:
Henri III (1551-1589), King of France

Dynasty:
Valois

Performers/artisans:
Mocenigo, Luigi (Organiser)
Contarini, Nicol├▓, Doge of Venice (1553-1631) (Organiser : Venice)
Bentivoglio, Cornelio (Organiser : Ferrara)
Teodor of San Giorgio, Count (Organiser : Mantua)
Merulo, Claudio (Musician)
Bonardo, Guiseppe (Musician)
Zerlini, Guiseppe (Singer)
Terzo, Francesco (Painter)
Veronese ( Paolo Caliari) (1528-1588) (Painter)
Tintoretto ( Jacopo Robusti) (1518-1594) (Painter)
Palladio, Andrea (1508-1580) (Architect)
Bolognese, Simon (Actor)
Frangipani, Claudio (Dramatist)
Book details

Title:
Le attioni d'Arrigo terzo re di Francia, et quarto di Polonia, descritte in dialogo

Names:
Porcacchi, Thomaso (c.1530-1585?) (Author)
Angelieri, Giorgio (Printer)

Published:
Venice, 1574

Shelfmark:
286.d.39

Dedicated to:
Sarego, Federigo, Conto

Format:
46 leaves (36 misnumbered 27) 4┬║

References:
Watanabe No. 1416

Notes:
The British Library has a second copy, BL 10660.b.14

Binding:
Contemporary vellum with arms of George III on upper and lower covers.

Provenance:
Ownership inscription of (?) Zenobio on title-page.
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