Pro onestis et castissimis moribus. La commedia Isis di Francesco Ariosto

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Francesco Peregrino Ariosto (1415-1484) wrote a comedy, the Isis, represented during the carnival celebrations of 1444 at the court of Ferrara, in the presence of Leonello d’Este and a lot of people. The Isis is transmitted by three manuscripts: Florence, Biblioteca Riccardiana, 960; Modena, Biblioteca Estense, lat. 1096 = alfa.Q.7.32; Paris, Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Lat. 8229. The Isis is a humanistic comedy sui generis: it’s a dialogue in elegiac couplets, or rather the juxtaposition of two monologues, between the young Carinus and the maiden Isis. The text describes the history of a conversion: Isis, once a lover of festivals and songs, decided to devote herself to prayer, after listening a preacher. The model is not the classic comedy of Plautus and Terence, imitated only in the prologue, or the medieval Latin elegiac comedy, but the production of Ovid’s exile.
Titolo tradotto del contributo[Autom. eng. transl.] The honest and chaste manners. La commedia Isis Francesco Ariofto
Lingua originaleItalian
Titolo della pubblicazione ospiteComico e tragico nel teatro umanistico
EditorStefano Pittaluga, Paolo Viti
Numero di pagine11
Stato di pubblicazionePubblicato - 2016


  • Francesco Ariosto
  • Teatro umanistico


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