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Gli Antivalomeni

An Italian Renaissance Tragedy. Mediaeval/Renaissance Studies v. 20

Volume editor P.R. Horne
Introduction by Philip Horne
Format: Hardback
Publisher: The Edwin Mellen Press Ltd, New York, United States
Imprint: Edwin Mellen Press Ltd
Published: 31st Oct 1999
Dimensions: h 230mm
ISBN-10: 0773479945
ISBN-13: 9780773479944
Barcode No: 9780773479944
Synopsis
The playwright's unremitting quest for a modern form of trgedy led him to a bold mixture of genres in this play, which has been hailed as one of the forerunners of modern tragicomedy. The title of the play, usually translated as "The Changlings", refers to the all-important mechanism which provides the drama with it's happy conclusion: the decietful interchange of two pairs of children in their infancy. This was probably the first use of the changling motif in Italian literature.

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