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- Editions Rodopi 2006; US$ 252.00
Italian comedians attracted audiences to performances at every level, from the magnificent Italian, German and French court festival appearances of Orlando di Lasso or Isabella Andreini, to the humble street trestle lazzi of anonymous quacks. The characters they inspired continue to exercise a profound cultural influence, and an understanding of the... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 51.95
Focusing on Commedia Dell'Arte, this work provides a historical and critical commentary of the Commedia. It highlights common factors between this genre and that of the Japanese Noh theatre. Included is the play "Please Be Gentle" which explores tricks and devices of Commedia Dell'Arte acting. more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2011; US$ 109.95
Exploring individual and collective formation of gender identities, this book analyses plays in the genre of 'erudite comedy' (commedia erudita), which was extremely popular among elite sixteenth-century Italians. Author Manes investigates five erudite comedies-one each by Ludovico Ariosto, Antonio Landi and Giovan Maria Cecchi, and two by... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2009; US$ 119.95
Pastoral Drama and Healing in Early Modern Italy represents the first full length study to confront seriously the well rehearsed analogy of the pastoral poet as healer. Building on Derrida's work on the Platonic pharmakon, which led to a better understanding of the theater / drug analogy, the stringent approach to the therapeutic function of the... more...
- Walter de Gruyter 2011; US$ 172.00
The specialist historical journal Sources and Studies from Italian Archives and Libraries first appeared in 1898, and is published by the German Historical Institute in Rome. The articles and miscellaneous contributions (with abstracts in German or Italian respectively) deal with topics in Italo-German relations and in Italian history from the Early... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 47.95
The Venetian Origins of the Commedia dell'Arte is a striking new enquiry into the late-Renaissance stirrings of professional secular comedy in Venice, and their connection to the development of what came to be known as the Commedia dell?Arte. The book contends that through a symbiotic collaboration between patrician amateurs and plebeian professionals,... more...