Motherhood and Patriarchal Masculinities in Sixteenth-Century Italian Comedy Yael Manes

ISBN: 9781409434405

Published: February 15th 2012

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Motherhood and Patriarchal Masculinities in Sixteenth-Century Italian Comedy  by  Yael Manes

Motherhood and Patriarchal Masculinities in Sixteenth-Century Italian Comedy by Yael Manes
February 15th 2012 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, RTF | | ISBN: 9781409434405 | 9.26 Mb

Exploring individual and collective formation of gender identities, this book analyses plays in the genre of erudite comedy (commedia erudita), which was extremely popular among elite sixteenth-century Italians. Author Manes investigates fiveMoreExploring individual and collective formation of gender identities, this book analyses plays in the genre of erudite comedy (commedia erudita), which was extremely popular among elite sixteenth-century Italians.

Author Manes investigates five erudite comedies-one each by Ludovico Ariosto, Antonio Landi and Giovan Maria Cecchi, and two by Niccol Machiavelli, to consider how erudite comedies functioned as ideological battlefields where the gender system of patriarchy was examined, negotiated and critiqued.



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