Pastoral Drama and Healing in Early Modern Italy

In the wake of Derrida's seminal work on the Platonic pharmakon, which has in turn led recent criticism to formulate a much more concrete understanding of the theater/drug analogy, the stringent approach to the therapeutic function of the ...

Author: Federico Schneider

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317083382

Category: Literary Criticism

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Pastoral Drama and Healing in Early Modern Italy represents the first full-length study to confront seriously the well-rehearsed analogy of the pastoral poet as healer. Usually associated with the edifying function of the Renaissance pastoral, this analogy, if engaged more profoundly, raises a number of questions that remain unanswered to this day. How does the pastoral heal? How exactly do the inner workings of the text cater to the healing? What socio-cultural conventions make the healing possible? What are the major problems that pastoral poetry as mimesis must overcome to make its healing morally legitimate? In the wake of Derrida's seminal work on the Platonic pharmakon, which has in turn led recent criticism to formulate a much more concrete understanding of the theater/drug analogy, the stringent approach to the therapeutic function of the Renaissance pastoral offered in this work provides a valuable critical tool to unpack the complexity contained within a little-understood cliché.
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Women Rhetoric and Drama in Early Modern Italy

“'Non lasciar così facilmente publicar le cose mie': Manuscript Secular Drama in Sixteenth-Century Italy,” Italian Studies, 66 (2) (July 2011): 161–76 ———. Pastoral Drama in Early Modern Italy: The Making of a New Genre (Oxford: Legenda ...

Author: Alexandra Coller

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781134780105

Category: Literary Criticism

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Cover -- Half Title -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Dedication -- Contents -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction: Women, Rhetoric, and Drama in Early Modern Italy -- PART I: Women as Protagonists in Male-Authored Drama: Comedy and tragedy -- 1 Fathers, Daughters, Crossdressing, and Names: Women, Rhetoric, and Education in Commedia Erudita -- Coda: "Margherita Costa's Li buffoni (1641): The First (Extant) Female-Authored Scripted Comedy"--2 Fashioning a Genealogy: The Rhetoric of Friendship and Female Virtue in Italian Renaissance tragedy -- Coda: Valeria Miani's Celinda (1611) among Fin de Siècle Italian Tragedies -- PART II: Women as Authors/Women as Protagonists: Pastoral Tragicomedy -- 3 Women Writers and the Canon: Satyr Scenes and Female-Authored Pastoral Drama -- 4 Isabetta Coreglia's Dori (1634): Writing Pastoral Drama Against the Backdrop of the Male Canon and an Incipient Female-Authored Tradition -- 5 Isabetta Coreglia's Erindo il fido (1650) and Isabella Andreini's Mirtilla (1588): Using a Female-Authored Classic as Paradigm -- Appendix -- Bibliography -- Index
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Dreaming with Open Eyes

Sampson, Pastoral Drama in Early Modern Italy, 39–40. 52. Schneider, Pastoral Drama and Healing, 7–8. 53. For details on Queen Christina's biography, written both with scholarly focus and entertaining narrative, see Veronica Buckley, ...

Author: Ayana O. Smith

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520970403

Category: Music

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Dreaming with Open Eyes examines visual symbolism in late seventeenth-century Italian opera, contextualizing the genre amid the broad ocularcentric debates emerging at the crossroads of the early modern period and the Enlightenment. Ayana O. Smith reevaluates significant aspects of the Arcadian reform aesthetic and establishes a historically informed method of opera criticism for modern scholars and interpreters. Unfolding in a narrative fashion, the text explores facets of the philosophical and literary background and concludes with close readings of text and music, using visual symbolism to create readings of gender and character in two operas: Alessandro Scarlatti's La Statira (Rome, 1690), and Carlo Francesco Pollarolo's La forza della virtù (Venice, 1693). Smith’s interdisciplinary approach enhances our modern perception of this rich and underexplored repertory, and will appeal to students and scholars not only of opera, but also of literature, philosophy, and visual and intellectual cultures.
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Rethinking Gaspara Stampa in the Canon of Renaissance Poetry

His major areas of interest are Dante, and Renaissance theater, including opera. On these subjects he has published both in Italian and English, in Canada, the United States, and Italy. His book Pastoral Drama and Healing in Early ...

Author: Unn Falkeid

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317064213

Category: Literary Criticism

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Despite the fact that Gaspara Stampa (1523?-1554) has been recognized as one of the greatest and most creative poets and musicians of the Italian Renaissance, scholarship on her work has been surprisingly scarce and uncoordinated. In recent years, critical attention towards her work has increased, but until now there have been no anthologies dedicated solely to Stampa. Rethinking Gaspara Stampa in the Canon of Renaissance Poetry aims to set a foundation for further Stampa studies by accounting for her contributions to literature, music history, gender studies, the history of ideas, philosophy, and other areas of critical thought. This volume brings together an international group of interdisciplinary scholars who employ varied methodologies to explore multiple aspects of Stampa’s work in dialogue with the most recent scholarship in the field. The chapters emphasize the many ways in which Stampa’s poetry engages with multiple cultural movements of early modern Italy and Europe, including: Ficinian and Renaissance Neoplatonism, male-authored writing about women, Longinus’s theory of the sublime, the formation of writing communities, the rediscovery of Aristotle’s writings, and the reimagined relation between human and natural worlds. Taken as a whole, this volume presents a rich introduction to, and interdisciplinary investigation of, Gaspara Stampa’s impact on Renaissance culture.
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Performing Commedia dell Arte 1570 1630

Pastoral Drama.” In A History of Italian Theatre, edited by Joseph Farrell and Paolo Puppa, pp. 91–101. (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press). Sampson, Lisa. (2006b). Pastoral Drama in Early Modern Italy: The Making of a New Genre.

Author: Natalie Crohn Schmitt

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429663062

Category: Performing Arts

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Performing Commedia dell’Arte, 1570-1630 explores the performance techniques employed in commedia dell’arte and the ways in which they served to rapidly spread the ideas that were to form the basis of modern theatre throughout Europe. Chapters include one on why, what, and how actors improvised, one on acting styles, including dialects, voice and gesture; and one on masks and their uses and importance. These chapters on historical performance are followed by a coda on commedia dell’arte today. Together they offer readers a look at both past and present iterations of these performances. Suitable for both scholars and performers, Performing Commedia dell’Arte, 1570-1630 bears on essential questions about the techniques of performance and their utility for this important theatrical form.
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The Perfect Genre

Schier , Rudolf , ' Giorgione's Tempesta : A Virgilian Pastoral , ' Renaissance Studies , 22 , no . 4 ( September 2008 ) : 476-506 . Schneider , Federico , Pastoral Drama and Healing in Early Modern Italy ( Aldershot : Ashgate , 2010 ) ...

Author: Kristin Phillips-Court

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1409406830

Category: Literary Criticism

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Through a combination of interpretive literary criticism, art historical analysis and cultural and intellectual historiography, Kristin Phillips-Court offers detailed readings of individual plays juxtaposed with specific developments and achievements in the realm of painting. Revealing more than historical connections between artists and poets such as Giorgione and Tasso, Mantegna and Trissino, or Michelangelo and Caro, the author locates the history of Renaissance art and drama securely within the history of ideas.
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The Prodigious Muse

2010. Pastoral Drama and Healing in Early Modern Italy. Aldershot, UK: Ashgate. Schneider, Regina. 2002. ''Of Oaten Flutes and Magic Potions: Montemayor's Diana as Pastoral Romance.'' Narrative 10 (3): 262–76. Schoonhoven, Erik. 2010.

Author: Virginia Cox

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9781421400327

Category: Literary Criticism

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In her award-winning, critically acclaimed Women's Writing in Italy, 1400--1650, Virginia Cox chronicles the history of women writers in early modern Italy -- who they were, what they wrote, where they fit in society, and how their status changed during this period. In this book, Cox examines more closely one particular moment in this history, in many ways the most remarkable for the richness and range of women's literary output. A widespread critical notion sees Italian women's writing as a phenomenon specific to the peculiar literary environment of the mid-sixteenth century, and most scholars assume that a reactionary movement such as the Counter-Reformation was unlikely to spur its development. Cox argues otherwise, showing that women's writing flourished in the period following 1560, reaching beyond the customary "feminine" genres of lyric, poetry, and letters to experiment with pastoral drama, chivalric romance, tragedy, and epic. There were few widely practiced genres in this eclectic phase of Italian literature to which women did not turn their hand. Organized by genre, and including translations of all excerpts from primary texts, this comprehensive and engaging volume provides students and scholars with an invaluable resource as interest in these exceptional writers grows. In addition to familiar, secular works by authors such as Isabella Andreini, Moderata Fonte, and Lucrezia Marinella, Cox also discusses important writings that have largely escaped critical interest, including Fonte's and Marinella's vivid religious narratives, an unfinished Amazonian epic by Maddalena Salvetti, and the startlingly fresh autobiographical lyrics of Francesca Turina Bufalini. Juxtaposing religious and secular writings by women and tracing their relationship to the male-authored literature of the period, often surprisingly affirmative in its attitudes toward women, Cox reveals a new and provocative vision of the Italian Counter-Reformation as a period far less uniformly repressive of women than is commonly assumed. Praise for Women's Writing in Italy, 1400--1650 "Exhaustive and insightful... This is an amazing book, a major achievement in the field of women's studies." -- Renaissance Quarterly "This is a definitive study and will surely remain so for many years to come." -- Choice "Virginia Cox has written a magisterial study of the major trends in women's writing in Renaissance and Counter-Reformation Italy... This is indeed an impressive volume and one which deserves to be read and studied. It will change the way we think about women's writing in early modern Italy." -- Modern Language Review
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Orpheus in the Academy

Pastoral Drama and Healing in Early Modern Italy. Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing Ltd., 2010. ———. “Some More Dantean Overtones in Monteverdi's Orfeo.” Rassegna Europea di letteratura italiana 36 (2010): 99–109. ———.

Author: Joel Schwindt

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000431339

Category: Music

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This book introduces a new perspective on Claudio Monteverdi's Orfeo (1607), a work widely regarded as the 'first great opera', by exploring the influence of the Mantuan Accademia deglia Invaghiti, the group which hosted the opera’s performance, and to which the libretto author, Alessandro Striggio the Younger, belonged. Arguing that the Invaghiti played a key role in shaping the development of Orfeo, the author explores the philosophical underpinnings of the Invaghiti and Italian academies of the era. Drawing on new primary sources, he shows how the Invaghiti’s ideas about literature, dramaturgy, music, gender, and aesthetics were engaged and contested in the creation and staging of Orfeo. Relevant to researchers of music history, performance, and Renaissance and Baroque Italy, this study sheds new light on Monteverdi’s opera as an intellectual and philosophical work.
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Chastity in Early Stuart Literature and Culture

'Women's Stories of Witchcraft in Early Modern England: The House, the Body, the Child'. ... Mirages of the Self: Patterns of Personhood in Ancient and Early Modern Europe. ... Pastoral Drama and Healing in Early Modern Italy.

Author: Bonnie Lander Johnson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781316453902

Category: Literary Criticism

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In this book, Bonnie Lander Johnson explores early modern ideas of chastity, demonstrating how crucial early Stuart thinking on chastity was to political, medical, theological and moral debates, and that it was also a virtue that governed the construction of different literary genres. Drawing on a range of materials, from prose to theatre, theological controversy to legal trials, and court ceremonies - including royal birthing rituals - Lander Johnson unearths previously unrecognised opinions about chastity. She reveals that early Stuart theatrical and court ceremonies were part of the same political debate as prose pamphlets and religious sermons. The volume also offers new readings of Milton's Comus, Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale, Henrietta Maria's queenship and John Ford's plays. It will appeal to scholars of early modern literature, theatre, political, medical and cultural history, and gender studies.
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Occult Knowledge Science and Gender on the Shakespearean Stage

For a survey of Italian writing on the allopathic and homeopathic effects of theater, see Federico Schneider, Pastoral Drama and Healing in Early Modern Italy (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2010). Schneider quotes sixteenth-century author Lorenzo ...

Author: Mary Floyd-Wilson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107036321

Category: Literary Criticism

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Belief in spirits, demons and the occult was commonplace in the early modern period, as was the view that these forces could be used to manipulate nature and produce new knowledge. In this groundbreaking study, Mary Floyd-Wilson explores these beliefs in relation to women and scientific knowledge, arguing that the early modern English understood their emotions and behavior to be influenced by hidden sympathies and antipathies in the natural world. Focusing on Twelfth Night, Arden of Faversham, A Warning for Fair Women, All's Well That Ends Well, The Changeling and The Duchess of Malfi, she demonstrates how these plays stage questions about whether women have privileged access to nature's secrets and whether their bodies possess hidden occult qualities. Discussing the relationship between scientific discourse and the occult, she goes on to argue that as experiential evidence gained scientific ground, women's presumed intimacy with nature's secrets was either diminished or demonized.
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