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Leone de' Sommi's life coincided roughly with the halcyon days of the Mantuan Jewish community.
18) Much like Sannazaro (1448-1530), for whom Virgil and Mantuan were chief pastoral precedents and who "embraced his classical models wholeheartedly, infusing them with a modern Petrarchan outlook" (Kennedy 150), Sceve straddles Antiquity and his contemporary period, with one foot in Italy and the other in Lyon.
Constance Hoffman's costumes contrasted the bright colors of Rigoletto's world with the somber attire of the Mantuan court.
52)--while the Mantuan court shows a different kind of jockeying for personal advancement against the background of frenetic entertainment.
There are some impressive insights into audience participation in the tragic drama that unfolds before their eyes and ears through these rhetorical strategies and mechanisms: "Audience participation in Romeo's "experience" of Mantuan roads is limited to what his recollections can bring us" (63).
After sketching dance music at the Mantuan court and the resident German instrumentalists who performed it, Filocamo critically edits the six Italian dances in the 1513 south-German MS 2[degrees] 142a from the Augsburg Swats- und Stadtbibliothek.
The War of the Mantuan Succession, which lasted from 1627 to 1631, saw the siege of Mantua itself and its eventual sacking, and the contemporary Jesuit chronicler Giuseppe Gorzoni recorded that "the university dissolved like salt in water" (p.
The Flashing Blade (1967) OKAY, quick question: who in their right mind thought a 12-part, badly-dubbed programme about the War of the Mantuan Succession between France and Spain in the late 17th century would make good Saturday morning viewing for seven year olds?
Consequently, I am particularly interested in transitional moments, such as the arrival of the Mantuan Comici Fedeli in Prague in 1627 with a living Monteverdi tradition, commedia dell'arte, and a musically dramatic work--Trasformazione di Callisto ed Arcade, which was actually the first Italian "opera" in Bohemia and also in the Habsburg monarchy.
In addition, the dialogue was composed in Mantua by a Mantuan.
In this lucid, carefully crafted, and judicious study, Murphy draws on a wealth of untapped personal correspondence and administrative records in the Mantuan archives to rescue Gonzaga from this cliche and to flesh out the portrait of one of Italy's most powerful, privileged, and--until the end--respected prelates.
The objects, like the Mantuan bowl of "Street Haunting," can thus become reinvested with the affective content that fills the hollow spaces of a sympathy based solely on knowledge.
For example, Chew's essay provides a lucid introduction to the ideas of musical imitation, emulation, and intertextuality; Ossi's contribution on the Mantuan madrigals neatly summarizes his distinguished earlier work on these pieces; and Kurtzman's article provides a thoughtful digest of Monteverdi's duties as a composer of sacred music at Mantua, along with an admirable review of the vexed questions surrounding the so-called 1610 Vespers.
The Mantuan center, looking forward to the sixth centennial of Alberti's birth (18 February 1404), organized no less than eight congresses and three exhibitions that took place between 2002 and 2006: the fruit of two of the eight congresses, almost 1,000 pages of scholarly work, make up the volumes reviewed here.
How can I ever forget being smuggled out of a conference session in 1999, for a personal guided tour of the highly important sixteenth-century commedia frescos (five illustrated in colour in I Gonzaga e l'Impero), he had recently discovered behind the whitewashed walls of the Jewish quarter's Palazzo Berla, now the Mantuan headquaters of the Collegio Notarile?
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