Tragicomedy in Renaissance in Cavalaresque Epic|
Spring 2007 not offered
Women and knights, loves and battles either treated with supreme irony or with lofty seriousness: this is the matter of cavaleresque epic. The aim of this course is to look at it through the tragicomic component peculiar to Italian culture. We will read carefully selected episodes from the four major epic works, namely Pulci's MORGANTE MAGGIORE, Boiardo's ORLANDO INNAMORATO, Ariosto's ORLANDO FURIOSO, Tasso's GERUSALEMME LIBERATA. We will also take a glimpse at later theatrical treatment, like the melodramatic music by Monteverdi (IL COMBATTIMENTO DI TANCREDI E CLORINDA) or the modern version of Ariosto's by director Luca Ronconi.
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|Course Format: Lecture/Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None
Pulci, MORGANTE MAGGIORE; Boiardo, ORLANDO INNAMORATO; Ariosto, ORLANDO FURIOSO; Tasso, GERUSALEMME LIBERATA
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Four short papers and one longer one. All class discussion, readings and written work in Italian.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
ITAL237 is intended for students who have completed ITAL221 or at least one semester at Wesleyan's progam in Bologna. Students not meeting these criteria who believe themselves qualified must seek the permission of the instructor.
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