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 ...

Five Comedies from the Italian Renaissance 2003, Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore

ISBN-13: 9780801872587

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