...Ossia l’amor sincero. Disimulazione e verità nell'Alcesti di Emanuele Tesauro

Translated title of the contribution: [Autom. eng. transl.] ... that is, sincere love. Disimulation and truth in the Alcesti of Emanuele Tesauro

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Abstract

In Emanuele Tesauro's Alcesti the tragic themes of the sacrifice of an innocent, of the impossibility of understanding divine will and the relationship between love and power are intertwined with typically 18th-century motifs of dissimulation, court life, the reason of State. The protagonist is man's word in relation to the speaker's intent and the objektivity of the facts. Forms of dissimulation appear as the novum introduced by Tesauro into the Euripdean model and as the motor and key to understanding the tragedy.
Translated title of the contribution[Autom. eng. transl.] ... that is, sincere love. Disimulation and truth in the Alcesti of Emanuele Tesauro
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)65-85
Number of pages21
JournalRIVISTA DI LETTERATURA ITALIANA
Volume24
Publication statusPublished - 2006

Keywords

  • deception
  • myth
  • power
  • reason of state
  • rhetoric
  • sacrifice

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