Maggie Gúnsberg explores gender portrayal on the Italian stage, and its shifting relationship with other social categories of class, age and the family from the Renaissance to the present day. She examines both the formal properties of drama and the conventions of drama in performance. An interdisciplinary approach and feminist perspective inform her critique of work by Machiavelli, Ariosto, Goldoni, D'Annunzio and Pirandello. She concludes by assessing the impact of Franca Rame on contemporary Italian theater.
|Publisher:||Cambridge University Press|
|Product dimensions:||5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.83(d)|
Table of Contents
List of illustrations; Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1. Waiting in the wings: female characters in Italian Renaissance comedy; 2. Gender deceptions: cross-dressing in Italian Renaissance comedy; 3. Artful women: morality and materialism in Goldoni; 4. Masterful men: difference and fantasy in D'Annunzio; 5. Patriarchs and prodigals: the generation gap in Pirandello; 6. Centre stage: Franca Rame's female parts; Notes; Bibliography; Subject index; Name and text index.