Virtue Liberty And Toleration

Author: Jacqueline Broad
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1402058950
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This volume serves as an introduction to a rich and as yet under-explored period in the history of women’s ideas. The volume provides a partial insight into the richness and complexity of women’s political ideas in the centuries prior to the French Revolution. The essays in this collection examine women’s political writings with particular reference to the themes of virtue (especially the virtue of phronesis or prudence), liberty, and toleration.

British Documents On Foreign Affairs Reports And Papers From The Foreign Office Confidential Print Italy 1847 1853

Author: Kenneth Bourne
ISBN: 9780890936108
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The Juggler Of Notre Dame And The Medievalizing Of Modernity

Author: Jan M. Ziolkowski
Editor: Open Book Publishers
ISBN: 1783744367
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This ambitious and vivid study in six volumes explores the journey of a single, electrifying story, from its first incarnation in a medieval French poem through its prolific rebirth in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The Juggler of Notre Dame tells how an entertainer abandons the world to join a monastery, but is suspected of blasphemy after dancing his devotion before a statue of the Madonna in the crypt; he is saved when the statue, delighted by his skill, miraculously comes to life. Jan Ziolkowski tracks the poem from its medieval roots to its rediscovery in late nineteenth-century Paris, before its translation into English in Britain and the United States. The visual influence of the tale on Gothic revivalism and vice versa in America is carefully documented with lavish and inventive illustrations, and Ziolkowski concludes with an examination of the explosion of interest in The Juggler of Notre Dame in the twentieth century and its place in mass culture today. The Juggler of Notre Dame and the Medievalizing of Modernity is a rich case study for the reception of the Middle Ages in modernity. Spanning centuries and continents, the medieval period is understood through the lens of its (post)modern reception in Europe and America. Profound connections between the verbal and the visual are illustrated by a rich trove of images, including book illustrations, stained glass, postage stamps, architecture, and Christmas cards. Presented with great clarity and simplicity, Ziolkowski's work is accessible to the general reader, while its many new discoveries will be valuable to academics in such fields and disciplines as medieval studies, medievalism, philology, literary history, art history, folklore, performance studies, and reception studies.


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Seventeenth Century Opera And The Sound Of The Commedia Dell Arte

Author: Emily Wilbourne
Editor: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 022640157X
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This book considers the relationship between commedia dell arte and early operatic forms, from the court operas of the first years of the seventeenth century, through semi-private productions in Rome, to the public stages of Venice over fifty years later. While musicology has largely ignored the commedia dell arte, except in cases of specifically comic opera characters, this book offers a corrective. The importance of serious commedia characters and situations for the development of opera is articulated, with particular attention given to the prime donne innamorate and the use of lament. Through a series of case studies that situate side by side commedia dell arte plays, pedagogical texts on acting, and some of the century s best-known operatic works, the book illustrates how sound itself functioned as a crucial and influential component of commedia dell arte dramaturgy. Furthermore, it argues that the aural epistemology of the commedia dell arte theatre in which the gender, class, geographic origins, motivations and predilections of each character were audible in their voice trained Italian audiences in habits of listening that rendered the musical drama of opera verisimilar according to existing dramatic norms, thus underwriting the success of the genre. Vincenzo Galilei s 1581 exhortation for composers to listen to the speech of the commedia actors for inspiration on how to make their music expressive is used to contextualize the link between the sound of the commedia dell arte and that of early opera.The first chapter introduces commedia dell arte and its stock characters, with particular attention paid to the sound of the genre as a whole and the use of music within spoken dramatic performances. Subsequent chapters examine Monteverdi s early opera "L Arianna "(of which only the famous lament survives) and his "Il Ritorno d Ulisse" and "L incoronazione" "di Poppea," as well as some of the first operas in the comic vein, often written by commedia practitioners such as Giovan Battista Andreini. The conclusion looks at how the new genre of opera, both serious and comic, comes to fruition in Cavalli s large-scale Venetian operas of the 1650s. Throughout, the book articulates the productive overlapping of the worlds of commedia dell arte and early opera, from shared audiences and performing venues, to shared actors/singers (especially female, such as the first Arianna, the actress and Giovan Battista s wife, Virgina Ramponi Andreini), who brought their spoken-theater prowess to their impersonation of operatic characters and helped disseminate the new genre on the Italian stage and beyond. "

The American Historical Review

Author: John Franklin Jameson
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Dollari Vecchi Stracci

Author: Michael w Scott
ISBN: 1291427287
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