Gli Eudemoni- An Italian Renaissance Comedy

Author: Giraldi, G. B.
Horne, Philip
Year:1999
Pages:224
ISBN:0-7734-8191-5
978-0-7734-8191-6
Price:179.95
This is the first reliable version of Giraldi's sole comedy, Gli Eudemoni (The Lucky Ones), completed in 1549. The five Acts of the play proper are preceded by a prologue, showing that, in all probability, it was intended for public performance; but there is some doubt as to whether the author ever in fact mounted a production of it. Illustrates the theories on comedy enunciated by the author in the contemporary Discorso intorno al comporre delle comedie e delle tragedie, first published in 1554.