Il capitano, comedia. Nuouamente corretta, e ristampata.
Venetia: presso Gio. Battista Combi, 1620. 12mo. 79p. French, 19th-century quarter brown morocco, marbled boards, top edge gilt; marbled endpapers; multi-coloured silk bookmark. **** Ludovico Dolce (1510-68), Venetian humanist, worked for the press of Gabriel Giolito. Claudia Di Filippo Bareggi claims that over the course of thirty-six years Dolce was responsible for 96 editions of his own original work, 202 editions of other writers, and at least 54 translations. Dolce worked in most of the literary genres available at the time, including epic and lyric poetry, chivalric romance, comedy, tragedy, the prose dialogue, treatises (where he discussed women, ill-married men, memory, the Italian language, gems, painting, and colours), encyclopedic summaries (of Aristotle's philosophy and world history), and historical works on major figures of the 16th century and earlier, such as Cicero, Ovid, Dante, and Boccaccio. His comedy, Il capitano (first published and perhaps performed in 1545), is a more or less updated version of Plautus' Miles gloriosus, written in verse. **** BL Cat. of 17th-century Italian books, vol.1 p.305.
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Keywords: Italian Renaissance comedy