Staging the Pastoral: Torquato Tasso's Aminta and the Emergence of Modern Western Theater
This monograph offers a micro-reconstruction of two performances of Tasso's seminar pastoral Aminta that took place in 1574 and 1628. Based on archival sources, this study offers an in-depth analysis of the occasion, circumstances, audiences, and reactions to these performances. It delineates processes of meaning-formation before, during, and after these events and underscores those elements of modern Western theater that were then coming into existence. Of interest to students and scholars of theater and performance, of early modern cultural history, of Italian literature, of comparative literature.
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