Uccelli ruzantiani. Osservazioni teatrali, ornitologiche e linguistiche

Translated title of the contribution: Birds in Ruzante. Theatrical, ornithological and linguistic observations

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This is the first article in any language to examine the remarkable use of birds and bird imagery in the theatre of Angelo Beolco known as Ruzante (c. 1496-1542), the most important theatrical practitioner of the Italian Renaissance. Ruzante's theatre is remarkable for its attention to natural phenomena. In particular, his interest in and use of birds is matched only by Shakespeare. The article analyses the theatrical function of this avian imagery as well as its ornithological and linguistic importance. It also establishes for the first time a complete catalogue of bird species and ornithological references right across Ruzante's work.
Translated title of the contributionBirds in Ruzante. Theatrical, ornithological and linguistic observations
Original languageItalian
Title of host publication"Parole assasone, paie, slettrane". Omaggio a Marisa Milani
EditorsIvano Paccagnella
Place of PublicationPadua
Number of pages17
ISBN (Print)9788867879342
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2018

Publication series

NameRomanistica Patavina
ISSN (Print)2531-811X


  • Ruzante
  • Renaissance
  • Theatre
  • Ornithology
  • Linguistics


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