Accademia degli Intronati
From The Art and Popular Culture Encyclopedia
The Accademia degli Intronati was the center of intellectual life in Siena around the 1550s. It was founded between 1525 and 1527 as a gathering place for aristocracy.
The first publicly hosted event was the comic play Gl'ingannati, written collectively by the Intronatis. A characteristic of the Academy was its preference for comedy and the targeting of a female public. This distinguished the plays of the Academy's first wave of productions.