by Isabella Andreini
translated by Julia Kisacky
edited by Valeria Finucci
Iter Press, 2018
eISBN: 978-0-86698-745-5 | Paper: 978-0-86698-588-8
Library of Congress Classification PQ4562.A72M5713 2018
Dewey Decimal Classification 852.5

Isabella Andreini was the most famous actress of the Italian Renaissance, the darling of dukes and kings, as well as of less-moneyed theatergoers. As a founding member with her husband, Francesco, of the Compagnia dei Gelosi, she performed ceaselessly throughout Italy and France, and was prized for the new role she invented for women on stage, that of the ingénue with a comic bent. She was also a playwright; in fact, the first woman to publish a pastoral. This modern edition and translation subtly captures the novelty, as well as the imaginative pyrotechnics, of a brilliant, self-made virtuosa of the stage.

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