Three Renaissance Comedies (Studies in Italian theatre /'Arte 1)

Three Renaissance Comedies (Studies in Italian theatre /'Arte 1)

By: Ludovico Ariosto (author), Angelo Beolco Ruzzante (author), Pietro Aretino (author), Christopher Cairns (editor)Hardback

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This volume presents English translations of three Italian Renaissance comedies not readily available to the English-speaking reader and director: Ariosto's "Lena"; Ruzante's "Posh Talk"; and Aretino's "Talanta". Of contrasting styles, they share some characteristics, which mirror the advance of all Italian literature from humanism to the Counter-Reformation, from Bembo to Sperone Speroni and from rudimentary or symbolic staging to a comparatively sophisticated realism in the treatment of stage space.

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  • ISBN13: 9780773494503
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 364
  • ID: 9780773494503
  • ISBN10: 0773494502
  • translations: Italian

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