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At the turn of the sixteenth century, Italian playwrights rediscovered and recast an old art form — the ancient Latin comedy — to create witty, ribald, and intricately plotted plays that delighted Renaissance audiences with their clever reversals of gender and class roles. Five Comedies from the Italian Renaissance brings together the best of these works in lively new translations by Laura Giannetti and Guido Ruggiero, who also place the comedies in their cultural and social context. Presenting a fresh perspective on the Italian Renaissance, these deft translations allow modern readers to experience the original artistry and carnivalesque humor of these delightfully profane and irreverent literary classics. Contents: The Comedy of Calandro by Bernardo Dovizi de Bibbiena; The Mandrake Root by Niccol Machiavelli; The Master of the Horse by Pietro Aretino; The Deceived by the Academy of the Intronati of Siena; and A Venetian Comedy (anonymous)

Book News Annotation:

Humor, sex, and satirized or upturned gender roles and social stereotypes characterize the Latin comedies updated and translated into Italian that became popular in Italy at the turn of the 16th century. The translations are by and for scholars of literature and history, rather than for production or performance. There are explanatory notes, but no bibliography or index. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Table of Contents

La Calandra (The comedy of Calandro) / Bernardo Dovizi da Bibbiena — La mandragola (The mandrake root) / Niccoláo Machiavelli — Il Marescalco (The master of the horse) / Pietro Aretino — Gl'ingannati (The deceived) / The Academy of the Intronati of Siena — La Veniexiana (The Venetian comedy) / Anonymous.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780801872587
Editor:
Ruggiero, Guido
Editor:
Ruggiero, Guido
Editor:
Giannetti, Laura
Editor:
Ruggiero, Guido
Author:
Giannetti, Laura
Publisher:
Johns Hopkins University Press
Location:
Baltimore
Subject:
General
Subject:
Continental european
Subject:
Italian drama (comedy)
Subject:
Italian drama
Subject:
Italian drama -- To 1700.
Subject:
Drama-Women and Ethnic
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references.
Series Volume:
119
Publication Date:
20030531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
360
Dimensions:
9.06x6.06x.79 in. 1.08 lbs.

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