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Pastoral transformations : Italian tragicomedy and Shakespeare's late plays

Author: Robert Henke
Publisher: Newark : University of Delaware Press ; London : Associated University Presses, 1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Pastoral Transformations examines the dramaturgy of Shakespeare's Cymbeline, The Winter's Tale, and The Tempest in the context of sixteenth-century Italian tragicomedy. The book examines the theory and practice of Giraldi, Tasso, and Gurini, as well as experiments of the commedia dell'arte. The author demonstrates the presence of independent yet parallel historical and dramaturgical developments in the Italian and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Tragicomedies
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Henke, Robert, 1955-
Pastoral transformations.
Newark : University of Delaware Press ; London : Associated University Presses, 1997
(OCoLC)643844171
Named Person: William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Henke
ISBN: 0874136202 9780874136203
OCLC Number: 35096122
Description: 239 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Italian-English transmissions and English contexts --
Theory and practice in the Cinquecento --
Pastoral as tragicomedic --
The tragicomedic satyr --
"Gentleman-like tears": tragicomedy and affective response --
Place, genre, and "horizons of expectation" --
Modal dialogues --
Social negotiations --
Low comedy.
Responsibility: Robert Henke.

Abstract:

Pastoral Transformations examines the dramaturgy of Shakespeare's Cymbeline, The Winter's Tale, and The Tempest in the context of sixteenth-century Italian tragicomedy. The book examines the theory and practice of Giraldi, Tasso, and Gurini, as well as experiments of the commedia dell'arte. The author demonstrates the presence of independent yet parallel historical and dramaturgical developments in the Italian and Shakespearean theaters.

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