Partenia, A Pastoral Play

A Bilingual Edition

Barbara Torelli Benedetti

Partenia, A Pastoral Play

Barbara Torelli Benedetti

Distributed for Iter Press

Edited and Translated by Lisa Sampson and Barbara Burgess-Van Aken
359 pages | 6 x 9
Paper $45.95 ISBN: 9780772721365 Published March 2013
The Other Voice’s edition of Barbara Torelli’s pastoral drama Partenia (c. 1586) is a groundbreaking contribution to the study of early modern Italian literature and women’s writing. This is the first ever print edition of the earliest secular play by an Italian woman, acclaimed at the time of its composition—the drama theorist Angelo Ingegneri placed it on a par with Tasso’s Aminta and Guarini’s Pastor fido—but long forgotten, to the extent that it was believed lost until the early twentieth century, when the first manuscript of it surfaced in Cremona.
Contents
Acknowledgments ix
Key to Abbreviations xi
List of Illustrations xiii
Introduction 1
Note on the edition of Partenia 53
Illustrations 65
Partenia, a Pastoral Play 69
Appendix A 289
Appendix B 315
Bibliography 327
Index 347
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