The Italian Tragedy in the Renaissance: Cultural Realities and Theatrical Innovations

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Bucknell University Press, 2002 - 272 páginas
This book is about the Renaissance revitalization of classical drama. Using a cultural and theatrical approach, it shows how Italian playwrights made ancient tragedy relevant to their audiences. The book challenges the traditional critical approach to the Italian Renaissance tragedy as a mere literary work, and calls attention to the complementary function of the theatrical text, which is 'reconstructed' from the stage directions embedded in the discourse of the characters.

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THE STAGE VIEW OF WOMEN
105
THEATERS AMBIVALENT ENDORSEMENT OF WOMEN
121
Theatrical Innovations
127
The Evolving Concept of Stage and Dramatic Space
129
THE NOTION OF SCENIC AND DRAMATIC SPACE
136
A CASE IN POINT
144
Representing the Unrepresentable The Hic et Nunc of Tragedy
155
THE ROLE OF THE MESSENGER
158

Their Gods Our God Christian Religion in the Tragic World of Myth
58
RELIGION IN CHRISTIAN AND MYTHOLOGICAL SETTINGS
61
MARTELLIS TULLIA AND ARETINOS ORAZIA
71
The Debate on Machiavellism
79
THE MACHIAVELLIAN NOTION OF KINGSHIP AND THE TRAGIC STAGE
81
GIRALDIS ORBEOCHE
85
THEATER AS RHETORIC OF POWER
97
Tragic Heroines The Debate on the Emerging Question of Women
101
THE TRADITIONAL NOTION OF WOMANHOOD
103
GIRALDIS ORBECCHE AND ARETINOS ORAZIA
162
The Theatrical Language of Sounds and Movements
177
SOUNDS RETARDATION TECHNIQUE AND MOVEMENTS
181
I GIRALDI AND DOLCE
193
Conclusion
203
Notes
209
Bibliography
257
Index
268
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