The birth of modern comedy in Renaissance Italy.

Chicago, University of Chicago Press [1969] .

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Subjects Comédie italienne -- Renaissance -- Histoire et critique.
Italian drama (Comedy)
Italian drama (Comedy) -- History and criticism.
Renaissance -- Italy.
Description ix, 285 pages 24 cm
Copyright Date [1969]
Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 277-280) and index.
Summary Italian Renaissance comedy is a literary genre previously found by most critics to be totally lacking in originality. Until recent years, many literary historians dismissed these comic productions as mere imitations of the works of Plautus and Terence. Douglas Radcliff-Umstead, however, provides a detailed analytical and comparative study of Renaissance comedy in Italy and shows it to be not a pallid imitation, but original drama which expressed Renaissance values and depicted contemporary customs.--[book jacket].
Contents The humanistic prelude -- The emergence of the erudite comedy -- Rebel and academic comedies -- Conclusion: The creation of a modern comic theater -- Appendix 1. Plots of Latin plays -- Appendix 2. Plots of Italian plays.
Genre Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Geographic Area Italy
Network Numbers (OCoLC)ocm00012636
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Radcliff-Umstead, Douglas.
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