Andrea da Barberino

Sicilian puppet theater:

Le prime imprese di Orlandino
Cefalù, Teatroarte Cuticchio (now Associazione culturale Franco Cuticchio figlio d’ arte)

Recounts the following episodes from L’Aspramonte:

Almonte kills Milone: After Milone has extended various reprieves to his opponent Almonte during the North African invasion of Calabria, the latter refuses to do the same when Milone remains unprotected by armor and instead discourteously exploits his advantage.

Orlandino in Aspramonte: Having escaped from the seminary to join the Christian troops in Aspramonte, Orlandino arrives at the camp and learns that his father has not returned from battle.

Orlandino kills Almonte: As Almonte is about to kill Charlemagne, Orlandino arrives on the scene to rescue the emperor and avenge his father’s death. As a reward, he gains Almonte’s olifant and sword Durlindana.


Figli d’arte Cuticchio (di Mimmo Cuticchio)
Recounts the following episodes from L’Aspramonte:

Carlo comes upon a sleeping Almonte after the latter has killed Milone and debates whether to retaliate immediately.

Orlandino comes upon Almonte who is about to kill Carlo.


Epic Maggio tradition:

Berto Zambonini, La compagnia maggistica Monte Cusna di Asta

Recounts the birth, youth, and rise to power of the Christian emperor Charlemagne, from I reali di Francia.


Literary Encyclopedia profile on Andrea da Barberino (Gloria Allaire)