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Francesco Saverio Bartoli (1745–1806) was an Italian actor born in Bologna, playwright, and writer. He is most remembered today for his biographical dictionary, Notizie istoriche de' comici italiani. It was the first serious attempt to document the lives and works of Italian actors from the commedia dell'arte in 1550 through the late 18th century and is still considered one of the most important sources of information about the Italian theatrical profession during that period.
- Zapperi, Ada (1964). "Bartoli, Francesco Saverio". Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani, Volume 6. Treccani. Online version retrieved 14 October 2013 (Italian)
- Bartoli, Francesco (1781/2010). Notizie istoriche de comici italiani, edited and annotated by Giovanna Sparacello, Franco Vazzoler, and Maurizio Melai. L' Institut de recherche sur le patrimoine musical en France (IRPMF) (Italian)
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