Item description for Pastoral Drama in Early Modern Italy: The Making of a New Genre (Legenda) (Legenda) (Legenda) by Lisa Sampson...
Emerging in Italy in the mid-sixteenth century, pastoral drama is one of the most characteristic genres of its time. Sampson traces its uneven development into the following century by exploring masterpieces by Tasso and Guarini, and many lesser known works, some by women writers. She examines the treatment of key themes of love, the Golden Age, and Nature and Art against the background of the textual and stage production of the plays. An investigation of critical writings associated with the genre further reveals its significance to the contemporary literary scene, by stimulating 'modernizing' attitudes towards the canon, as well as new enquiries into the function and possibilities of art.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.75" Width: 7" Height: 10" Weight: 1.7 lbs.
Release Date May 30, 2007
ISBN 1904713068 ISBN13 9781904713067
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More About Lisa Sampson
Virginia Cox is a professor of Italian at New York University. She is the author of "The Renaissance Dialogue: Literary Dialogue in Its Social and Political Contexts and the editor and translator of Moderata Fonte's "The Worth of Women, the latter published by the University of Chicago Press. Lisa Sampson is a lecturer in Italian at the University of Reading and the author of the forthcoming book, "Pastoral Drama in Early Modern Italy.