Three Renaissance Comedies

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Christopher Cairns
E. Mellen, Jan 1, 1991 - Drama - 353 pages
This volume presents English translations of three Italian Renaissance comedies not readily available to the English-speaking reader and director: Ariosto's Lena; Ruzante's Posh Talk; and Aretino's Talanta. Of contrasting styles, they share some characteristics, which mirror the advance of all Italian literature from humanism to the Counter-Reformation, from Bembo to Sperone Speroni and from rudimentary or symbolic staging to a comparatively sophisticated realism in the treatment of stage space.

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Preface by Christopher Caims i
Ludovico Ariosto Lena translated by C P Brand
Introduction to Posh Talk by Ronnie Ferguson

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