Partenia, a Pastoral Play. A Bilingual Edition

Partenia, a Pastoral Play. A Bilingual Edition

Distributed for Iter Press

359 pages
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.
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