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The Resource Lelia's kiss : imagining gender, sex, and marriage in Italian Renaissance comedy, Laura Giannetti

Lelia's kiss : imagining gender, sex, and marriage in Italian Renaissance comedy, Laura Giannetti

Label
Lelia's kiss : imagining gender, sex, and marriage in Italian Renaissance comedy
Title
Lelia's kiss
Title remainder
imagining gender, sex, and marriage in Italian Renaissance comedy
Statement of responsibility
Laura Giannetti
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In Lelia's Kiss, Laura Giannetti offers a new perspective on the way gender and marriage were portrayed, imagined, and critiqued on stage during the Italian Renaissance. Going beyond the traditional canon, Giannetti focuses her study on the social and cultural scripts found in a wide array of comedies of the period to reveal the relativity of sex and gender roles and their cultural construction in Renaissance society. Giannetti argues that the comedic dialogue and cross-dressing characters so prevalent in Italian Renaissance comedies played with the presuppositions of the day and engaged with contemporary social norms, expectations, and desires. Cross-dressing female characters reveal the relativity of sex and gender roles, and also present a vision of female empowerment. At the same time, cross-dressing male characters suggest a unique perception of the male life cycle that was more uncertain and contested than often assumed, and show more broadly how masculinity was also socially and culturally constructed. In discussing marriage, sexuality, and gender roles, the comedies deploy a social scripting that not only reflects and comments on the everyday life of the time, but also interacts with it with playful humor and revealing insight
Member of
Cataloging source
E7B
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Giannetti, Laura
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Toronto Italian studies
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  • Italian drama (Comedy)
  • Italian drama
  • Sex role in literature
  • Gender identity in literature
  • Sex in literature
  • Marriage in literature
  • Masculinity in literature
  • Femininity in literature
  • Theater
  • DRAMA
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • Femininity in literature
  • Gender identity in literature
  • Italian drama
  • Italian drama (Comedy)
  • Marriage in literature
  • Masculinity in literature
  • Sex in literature
  • Sex role in literature
  • Theater
  • Italy
Label
Lelia's kiss : imagining gender, sex, and marriage in Italian Renaissance comedy, Laura Giannetti
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : Lelia's kiss and Renaissance comedy -- Women in men's clothing : female cross-dressing plays and the construction of feminine identity -- Woman with woman : 'ma che potrà succedermi se io donna amo una donna?' -- Men in women's clothing : male cross-dressing plays and the construction of masculine identity -- Pedants, candlemakers, and boys : sodomy and comedy -- The playing of matrimony
Control code
ocn759157460
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 333 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781442697539
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt5b5cf
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)759157460
Label
Lelia's kiss : imagining gender, sex, and marriage in Italian Renaissance comedy, Laura Giannetti
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : Lelia's kiss and Renaissance comedy -- Women in men's clothing : female cross-dressing plays and the construction of feminine identity -- Woman with woman : 'ma che potrà succedermi se io donna amo una donna?' -- Men in women's clothing : male cross-dressing plays and the construction of masculine identity -- Pedants, candlemakers, and boys : sodomy and comedy -- The playing of matrimony
Control code
ocn759157460
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 333 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781442697539
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt5b5cf
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)759157460

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