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Tra mito e storia: le tragedie di Cesare de’ Cesari

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Cesari
Articolo
rivista AEVUM
fascicolo AEVUM - 2015 - 3
titolo Tra mito e storia: le tragedie di Cesare de’ Cesari
autore
editore Vita e Pensiero
formato Articolo | Pdf
online da 01-2016
issn 0001-9593 (stampa) | 1827-787X (digitale)
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Browsing the list of tragedies printed in Italy in the mid-fifteenth century, the name of Cesare de’ Cesari catches the eye of the reader. He is the author of three plays published in the space of two years: Romilda (1551), Cleopatra and Scilla (both 1552). Cesari was active in Girolamo Ruscelli’s circle, and his name appears on a few petrarchistic poems located at the end of the Lettura [...] sopra un sonetto del [...] marchese della Terza (1552) and in the Tempio to Giovanna d’Aragona (1555). After these publications, he disappears from the literary scene. Cesari’s three tragedies show, if proof is still needed, that this genre was most popular in the Cinquecento. Tragedy appeals also to young writers looking for literary recognition, sponsored, like Cesari, by the refusal of printing art professionals to ever miss an opportunity for proposing new authors and new ventures on the book market. Until Cesari’s plays, the stories of both Romilda and Scilla had never been adapted for the theatre. The tale of Romilda later came to know some success. Giraldi had already written a tragedy based on Cleopatra’s myth, which was destined for great European fortune. Sandra Clerc, Université de Fribourg, CH

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Sandra Clerc, Université de Fribourg, CH

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