Having composed his Gerusalemme liberata
in ottava rima, he remained dissatisfied with the poem, which was widely regarded as a romance and read not for its epic tale of crusading battles so muchas for its tender romantic interludes, to which a self-contained stanza seems well suited.
But given that Clorinda's loss of her mother is dealt vividly in the Gerusalemme liberata
, as it will be--and quite to the point--in chivalric romances authored by women writers, such as Moderata Fonte's Floridoro published the same year, I think that a critical move away from a restricted masculine focus would have been richly rewarded.
The work, which was first performed in Paris, 1754, had five acts, based on episodes taken from Torquato Tasso's Gerusalemme liberata
Armida is based on 16th-century Italian poet Torquato Tasso's epic Gerusalemme Liberata
("Jerusalem Delivered"), a tale of the scorned seductress that has inspired more than 100 operas and ballets, including Handel's Rinaldo and Haydn's Armida.
The remaining chapters of Hampton's study each focus on the representation of diplomacy in a canonical literary text, with extended readings of Tasso's Gerusalemme liberata
(chapter 3), Camoes's Os Lusiadas (chapter 4), Corneille's Nicomede (chapter 5), Shakespeare's Hamlet (chapter 6), and Racine's Andromaque (chapter 7).
Among the longer Renaissance poems, Torquato Tasso's Gerusalemme liberata
has been exceptionally well served in English translation.
Si assiste, tramite Boiardo, Ariosto e il Tasso della Gerusalemme Liberata
, a un ritorno alla natura maligna e benigna allo stesso tempo, donatrice di vita e di morte, grembo di trasformazioni alchemiche.
This volume provides a tantalizing vista of the chivalric landscape between the publication of the Orlando furioso (1532) and the Gerusalemme liberata
Lully's Armide is one of over 40 operas based on the epic poem Gerusalemme liberata
, written by revered Italian Torquato Tasso in 1575.
Torquato Tasso's Armida in Gerusalemme liberata
is one the most famous Circes in Italian literature.
Un'analisi piu attenta del personaggio di Armida nella Gerusalemme liberata
(cui pure sono dedicate diverse pagine del capitolo) avrebbe permesso di evitare una simile generalizzazione, in quanto Armida manifesta il suo potere proprio "conducendo via" un gran numero di Cristiani dai loro accampamento.
Moderata Fonte's Floridoro, first published in 1581, appeared the same year as Tasso's Gerusalemme liberata