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Flori, a Pastoral Drama (Hardback)
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Flori, a Pastoral Drama (Hardback)

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Hardback 360 Pages / Published: 04/08/2004
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One of the first pastoral dramas published by an Italian woman, Flori is Maddalena Campiglia's most substantial surviving literary work and one of the earliest known examples of secular dramatic writing by a woman in Europe. Although acclaimed in her day, Campiglia (1553-95) has not benefited from the recent wave of scholarship that has done much to enhance the visibility and reputation of contemporaries such as Isabella Andreini, Moderata Fonte, and Veronica Franco. As this bilingual, first-ever critical edition of Flori illustrates, this neglect is decidedly unwarranted. Flori is a work of great literary and cultural interest, noteworthy in particular for the intensity of its focus on the experiences and perceptions of its female protagonists and their ideals of female autonomy. Flori will be read by those involved in the study of early modern literature and drama, women's studies, and gender and sexuality in this period.

Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226092225
Number of pages: 360
Weight: 628 g
Dimensions: 238 x 165 x 26 mm


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2004 Josephine Roberts AwardSociety for the Study of Early Modern Women
2004 Josephine Roberts Award Society for the Study of Early Modern Women
"This is the first-ever critical edition, with translation, of an unusually interesting 16th-century secular drama. [Virginia] Cox and [Lisa] Sampson provide all that the reader encountering this long-neglected work could reasonably ask for: a reliable text, an accurate (though not literal) and readable translation, informative annotation, and a comprehensive, thought-provoking introduction. In that introduction, the editors set author and work in their historical and cultural context and conduct a sustained analysis of the play's structure and themes that highlights the extent to which awareness of gender issues can contribute to a satisfactory reading of Campiglia's work. The result is an important addition to the steadily growing canon of early modern women's writing, a volume that will also appeal to all readers and scholars of 16th-century drama and the pastoral tradition"--S. Botterill"Choice" (03/28/2005)

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