Welcome to the Theatre Dictionary’s conversation about the term inamorata.

On inamorata’s official page, we explain that the term often refers to the female leading role in a romantic comedy, though it can also be applied to the heroines of grand operas or Shakespeare tragedies. But now we want to know what the term inomarata means to you. You can use the comments section to tell us.

— Have you played an inomarata? Who was it?

— Can you think of a contemporary character who seems to fit the “inomarata mold?” Who is it?

If you’d like to make a video of your own about the term inomarata, then we’d love to hear from you! Just email us through our contact page. Tell us about yourself and why you want to make a video. We’ll be in touch ASAP and give you details on how to add your video to the Theatre Dictionary!


Mark Blankenship, Theatre Dictionary editor