In this essay, I intend to provide evidence for the hypothesis that one of these written sources is the character of Ruzante, created and played on the stage by the Paduan Angelo Beolco.
Finally, the hypothesis of this essay is corroborated by the similarities between the roles acted by Kemp, that of Launce in The Two Gentlemen of Verona and that of Launcelot il Gobbo in The Merchant of Venice, works that are both set in the Venetian dominion, and the role of Ruzante staged by Angelo Beolco.
The research of other scholars showing that folk traditions were fundamental to the forerunners of commedia characters created by early sixteenth-century amateurs, particularly Angelo Beolco
, is neglected.
Gianfranco Folena, Padova: Antenore, 1965, 275) and Ludovico Zorzi ("Note a La pastoral," in Angelo Beolco
, Ruzante teatro, ed.
Angelo Beolco, detto il Ruzante, rappresenta una delle figure piU innovative del Rinascimento italiano.
In ultima analisi mi propongo di soffermarmi sul trauma personale vissuto da Angelo Beolco e aprire la possibilita di una relazione tra la psicologia dell' autore e quella dell'attore Ruzante.
The central period of oral, improvised, professional comedy opens in Padua with the first-known contract for a troupe, three years after the era of individual court buffoons and author-actors was brought to a close with the death of Angelo Beolco
Ronnie Ferguson, The Theatre of Angelo Beolco (Ruzante): Text, Context and Performance
Ronnie Ferguson's book is a welcome addition to the burgeoning assortment of critical investigations of the sixteenth-century Paduan playwright Angelo Beolco, known as Ruzante.
Queste ed altre caratteristiche del teatro ruzantiano sono esaminate nel volume di Ronnie Ferguson, uno studio completo della personalita e dell'opera di Angelo Beolco
, estremamente utile a studiosi di ogni lingua per la quantita e l'accuratezza dei dati relativi alla produzione del drammaturgo.
Ferguson recognizes that the problems of transposing a literary work, especially of an earlier period - "mismatches of register, style, cultural associations, audience-reader assumptions and reactions" - are especially acute for the translator of Angelo Beolco
The loss of the wars, however, thwarted liberalization as the Italian patriciate recouped its status internally by reinforcing its subjugation of the irregular and the lower-class, as I noted in Angelo Beolco
(Il Ruzante) (1990) and work cited therein.