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Major Dramatists of Renaissance Age

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Letizia Morini

on 3 April 2014

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Major Dramatists of Renaissance Age
Shakespeare ,who was born in 1564 , was an English author who wrote 37 plays and also 2 very long poems in his lifetime. His plays are still performed today.
Sir Philip Sidney
Sir Philip Sidney (30 November 1554 – 17 October 1586) was an English poet, courtier, and soldier, who is remembered as one of the most prominent figures of the Elizabethan age. His works include Astrophel and Stella, The Defence of Poesy (also known as The Defence of Poetry or An Apology for Poetry), and The Countess of Pembroke's Arcadia.

Cristopher Marlowe
Marlowe, was born in Canterbury , in the same year of Shakespeare. He was the foremost Elizabethan tragedian of his day. Marlowe's plays are known for the use of
blank verse
, and their overreaching protagonists.
Lyly John
John (1554-1606) was an English writer, poet, dramatist, playwright and politician, best known for his books Euphues, The Anatomy of Wit. Lyly's mannered literary style, originating in his first book, is known as

The Renaissance was a cultural movement that spanned the period roughly from the 14th to the 17th century.It began in Italy in the Late Middle Ages and later spread to the rest of Europe.
Blank verse is poetry written in a regular metrical but unrhymed lines, almost always iambic pentameters. It has been described as "probably the most common and influential form that English poetry has taken since 16th century"
Francesco Petrarca (July 20- 1305, July 19- 1374) was an Italian scholar and the poet in Renaissance Italy, and one of the earliest humanists. Petrarch is best known for his Italian poetry, notably the Canzoniere ("Songbook") and the Trionfi ("Triumphs"). However, Petrarch was an enthusiastic Latin scholar and did most of his writing in this language. His Latin writings include scholarly works, introspective essays, letters, and more poetry.
It consists of a preciously ornate and sophisticated style, employing in deliberate excess a wide range of literary devices such as antitheses, alliterations, repetitions and retorical questions
« Shall Ì compàre thee tò a sùmmer's dày? »
(William Shakespeare, Sonetti, XVIII)
Background Music: Anonimi del Rinascimento Branle,Pavane, Gagliarda
Francesca Ughi

Letizia Morini
Carlo Notari

Federico Ferrari

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