SCRIPTS AND SCENARIOS - The performance of comedy in Renaissance Italy.
Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 1993. 1st edition. Hard bound with dustjacket, 23,5cmx16cm, Fine copy. Jacket illustration: L. O. Burnacini: 'Il Capitano'. Jacket design: Head. The Italian Renaissance produced a new type of stage comedy, experimental and even revolutionary in its time, by copying and updating the dramatic formats of Plautus and Terence from ancient Rome. The influence of these innovations on European drama - Shakespeare, Jonson, Molière and Lope de Vega - is a familiar fact in outline, but the Italian plays themselves are unfamiliar to English-speaking readers and audiences. Introduction: Italy in the sixteenth century. Contents: I). Precedents. II). The first 'regular' comedies. III). The second quarter-century, outside Venice. IV). The second quarter-century, Venice and Padua. V). Improved comedy. VI). Obstacles to comedy. VII). Scripts and scenarios. With 2 maps, notes, chronological bibliography of comedies 1500-1560, general bibliography and index. X + 298 pag.
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