FC: The Italian Renaissance | B
1: By Melissa Hearn April 2014 Cover Photo: Mona Lisa created by Leonardo da Vinci in 1502 -from the article “The Mona Lisa” on italian-renaissance-art.com
2: The Italian Wars (1494-1559) King Charles VIII of France invades Italy | The Ruling of the Habsburgs of Spain (1530-1700) Emperor Charles V of the Spanish Habsburgs | Historical Events
3: The League of Cambrai (1508-1510)
4: Plot This play is about a boy who trades places with his servant and hires a person to pretend to be his father in order to win the heart of his dearly beloved. | Theme The theme of the play can be described in many words, such as trickery and deception. | The play ends with the boy marrying his true love and two father/son relationships are healed: Erostrato and his father Philogano, and Dulipo, the servant, and his father Cleandor. | Play During the Time Period I Suppositi is an Italian play written by Ludovico Ariosto and represented many societal views.
5: The Taming of the Shrew and Supposes are both variations and translations of I Suppositi From the slidshow “La Bisbetica Domata Corretto”
6: Playwright: Ludovico Ariosto Author of I Suppositi He was one of the first playwrights to make comedies. Many of his plays were inspirations to Shakespeare when writing plays of his own. La Cassaria-one of Ariosto’s first comedies
7: His epic romance, Orlando Furioso, was “one of the greatest literary achievements” of all time
8: Drama During the Time Period | Drama became a major topic during the Italian Renaissance for Italians and even inspired the English. | Above: Scenes from Italian theatre plays
9: Improvised plays entertained various audiences instead of just a particular group of people, from academics to aristocrats. | Italian rulers and courts supported Roman plays being produced in Italy and were later translated to Italian. For men and women impromptu speakers, training to be in plays since childhood was frequent. | Top Right: Open theatre stage Above: Commedia dell’arte costumes
10: The Italian Renaissance was filled with societal changes that were often portrayed in theatrical plays.
11: Works Cited | Brockett, Oscar G. and Franklin J. Hildy. “Italian Theatre and Drama, 1400-1700.” History of the Theatre. Boston: Allyn and Bacon, 1999. Print. Dukore, Bernard. “Ludovico Ariosto.” McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of World Drama. New York: McGraw-Hill, Inc, 1972. Print. “La Bisbetica Domata Corretto.” SlideShare. SlideShare, Inc, 31 Jan. 2008. Web. 26 Feb. 2012.