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Description - Florentine Drama for Convent and Festival by Antonia Pulci

A talented poet and a gifted dramatist, Antonia Pulci (1452-1501) pursued two vocations, first as a wife and later as founder of an Augustinian order. During and after her marriage, Pulci authored several sacred rappresentazioni-one-act plays on Christian subjects. Often written to be performed by nuns for female audiences, Pulci's plays focus closely on the concerns of women. Exploring the choice that Renaissance women had between marriage, the convent, or uncloistered religious life, Pulci's female characters do not merely glorify the religious life at the expense of the secular. Rather, these women consider and deal with the unwanted advances of men, negligent and abusive husbands and suitors, the dangers of childbearing, and the disappointments of child rearing. They manage households and kingdoms success fully.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780226685175
ISBN-10: 0226685179
Format: Paperback
(227mm x 151mm x mm)
Pages: 312
Imprint: University of Chicago Press
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Publish Date: 10-Oct-1996
Country of Publication: United States

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