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Women in Renaissance Theater

Part II: Women in Renaissance Plays, from 'La Mandragola' to 'La Venexiana'

Thursday, October 5, 2023
5:00 pm


Zoom Lecture Series

On the Italian Stage is a series of encounters conceived and led by Laura Caparrotti (Artistic Director, Kairos Italy Theater) that journeys into the history of Italian theater to explore its language, and its contribution to Italian society and world theater.
Participation is free. RSVP is MANDATORY. The Zoom link will be provided on the day of the event.
Please note: Casa Italiana hosts but does not interfere with the programming choices of the lectures. For all information, please contact the coordinator of the lecture series, Laura Caparrotti, at

On the occasion of the conference Eros: Thinking, Feeling, Writing Love from Classical Antiquity to Early Modernity (October 12-13 at Casa Italiana), On the Italian Stage takes you on a two-part discovery of the female presence in Renaissance theater, from the role of women actors on the stage to how female characters were depicted in plays. In the second encounter, we will be reviewing the women in celebrated works such as Machiavelli’s La Mandragola and Clizia and the anonymous La Venexiana, as well as more obscure plays of the period.

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