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Poetry. CALMO. Rhodiana comedia.

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Poetry. CALMO. Rhodiana comedia.
 

CALMO, Andrea. Rhodiana comedia stupenda et ridiculosissima. Venezia, Stefano Alessi, 1553

8vo; full calf binding of XVIII century. Gilt title and ornaments on back. Colored edges; pp. 119, 1. Woodcut initial at the beginning of every act. Italyc and round type. Good condition.

Condition Report

Rare second edition. The work was attributed to Ruzzante, whose name appears in the title itself. The Venetian scholar, who was also an actor and comedian, in his comedies approached Ruzzante for some popular elements, for his scenic inventions and for some connections with the Commedia dell'Arte. Of particular interest in terms of language: Calmo played with mastery on typing and the use of various dialects skillfully maneuvered to represent and ridicule everyday life.
tue 1 December 2020
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