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Celinda: A Tragedy

Edited by Valeria Finucci (NHC Fellow, 2009–10)

Italian Literature; Plays; Tragedy

Toronto: Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies, 2010

From the publisher’s description:

Valeria Miani’s Celinda (1611), the only female-authored secular tragedy of early modern Italy, is here made available for the first time in a modern edition. Miani’s tale of the doomed love of the Lydian princess Celinda for the cross-dressed Persian prince Autilio/ Lucinia offers a striking example of the explorative attitude to gender identity that is such a marked characteristic of Italian drama in this period, both within the erudite and the commedia dell’arte tradition.

Fiction and Poetry / Italian Literature / Plays / Tragedy /

Finucci, Valeria (NHC Fellow, 2009–10), ed. Celinda: A Tragedy. The Other Voice in Early Modern Europe: The Toronto Series. Toronto: Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies, 2010.