Theatrical captions of the 17th-20th centuries often include via to indicate the exit of a character from the stage. This form has been interpreted as an adverb and the corresponding caption as a nominal phrase. In actual fact, the discovery of a number of examples in which several characters viano allows us to identify anintransitive verb viare, with the technical meaning of ‘to leave the stage’, different therefore from the transitive viare in the sense of ‘to lead’ recorded (with a single 13th century example) in Battaglia’s Grande dizionario della lingua italiana. The study proposes a few examples to provide documentary evidence of the birth,establishment and disappearance of the usage and to debate the nature of this verbal formation.

D'Achille, P. (2021). "Orazio via". Una insospettata presenza verbale nelle didascalie teatrali italiane. LINGUA E STILE, 56(1), 127-142 [10.1417/100903].

"Orazio via". Una insospettata presenza verbale nelle didascalie teatrali italiane

D'Achille, P.
2021

Abstract

Theatrical captions of the 17th-20th centuries often include via to indicate the exit of a character from the stage. This form has been interpreted as an adverb and the corresponding caption as a nominal phrase. In actual fact, the discovery of a number of examples in which several characters viano allows us to identify anintransitive verb viare, with the technical meaning of ‘to leave the stage’, different therefore from the transitive viare in the sense of ‘to lead’ recorded (with a single 13th century example) in Battaglia’s Grande dizionario della lingua italiana. The study proposes a few examples to provide documentary evidence of the birth,establishment and disappearance of the usage and to debate the nature of this verbal formation.
D'Achille, P. (2021). "Orazio via". Una insospettata presenza verbale nelle didascalie teatrali italiane. LINGUA E STILE, 56(1), 127-142 [10.1417/100903].
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