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Tragicomedy in Renaissance in Cavalaresque Epic
ITAL 237
Spring 2007 not offered
Crosslisting: MDST 237

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.

Essential Capabilities: Speaking, Writing
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA RLAN
Course Format: Lecture/DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None

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