Scruffy Scoundrels: Gli Straccioni (Paperback)
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Scruffy Scoundrels: Gli Straccioni (Paperback)

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Paperback Published: 04/06/1981
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The Scruffy Scoundrels by Annibal Caro offers the student, scholar, and general reader a sixteenth-century masterpiece in modern English translation.

From one vantage point, The Scruffy Scoundrels would appear to be no more than a series of unrelated scenes and sketches grouped around a highly conventionalized and loosely structured love plot: the arrival of Pilucca and Tindaro in Rome abounding in topical references; the appearance of the two ragged brothers so arbitrarily related to the rest of the events of the play; the love squabble between two servants that leads to Nuta's memorably comic invective; the stock farcical routines of the Mirandola episodes; the long pathetic tale of Tindaro so little of which actually takes place on the stage.

There is a sense, however, in which each scene contains its own ethos and milieu and hails from a particular comic genre, each with its own topoi and character types. This efficient management of plot is simply a measure of Caro's comic genius.

Publisher: Wilfrid Laurier University Press
ISBN: 9780889201033
Weight: 91 g
Dimensions: 180 x 120 x 8 mm

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