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Convent Theatre in Early Modern Italy: Spiritual Fun and Learning for Women

Convent Theatre in Early Modern Italy: Spiritual Fun and Learning for Women

by Elissa B. Weaver
     
 

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This study shows how theater was an important feature of convent life from the early fifteenth century, probably in all of Catholic Europe and its colonies. For this study, mainly devoted to Tuscany, the author has found an extensive corpus of theatrical works of convent provenance, which argues for the widespread practice of theater in the convents. She traces its

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This study shows how theater was an important feature of convent life from the early fifteenth century, probably in all of Catholic Europe and its colonies. For this study, mainly devoted to Tuscany, the author has found an extensive corpus of theatrical works of convent provenance, which argues for the widespread practice of theater in the convents. She traces its chief characteristics--what the nuns' own writings tell us about their literacy and that of their audiences, and how their lives and work intersect with secular society and literary culture.

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"[An] important contribution to the history of theater, the history of monasticism, and women's studies...This volume should be found in all college and university libraries." Religious Studies Review

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ISBN-13:
9780521039024
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
08/18/2007
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Italian History and Culture Series
Pages:
324
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.71(d)

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