commedia erudita

commedia eru·​di·​ta | \-ˌerəˈdētə, -ˌārüˈ-\
plural commedia eruditas or commedias eruditas

Definition of commedia erudita 

: Italian comedy played from a written text — compare commedia dell'arte

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Italian, literally, erudite comedy

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