Five Comedies from the Italian Renaissance

ISBN-10: 0801872588

ISBN-13: 9780801872587

Edition: 2003

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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)
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List price: $30.00
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date: 5/28/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 368
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

Laura Giannetti is an associate professor of Italian in the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at the University of Miami.

Acknowledgments
Introduction: Playing the Renaissance
La calandra (The Comedy of Calandro)
La mandragola (The Mandrake Root)
Il marescalco (The Master of the Horse)
Gl'ingannati (The Deceived)
La veniexiana (The Venetian Comedy)
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