Five Comedies from the Italian Renaissance

Five Comedies from the Italian Renaissance

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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 NiccolA² Machiavelli; The Master of the Horse by Pietro Aretino; The Deceived by the Academy of the Intronati of Siena; and A Venetian Comedy (anonymous)AMBROGIO: Do you want to hear my real opinion, or do you want me to say something that will make you happy? ... And then, putting on many airs, shea#39;ll begin to give you a full account of her genealogy, telling you about how she was anbsp;...

Title:Five Comedies from the Italian Renaissance
Author:Laura Giannetti, Guido Ruggiero
Publisher:JHU Press - 2003-06-03


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