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January 2014 - May 2017
- PhD Student
- I have a PhD in Studi Umanistici Interculturali from the University of Bergamo in cotutelle with the University of Giessen. My dissertation is about staged portraits in early modern English drama.
This article assesses William Sampson’s involvement in ‘the Anne Willoughby affair’, an episode that caused the vilification of Sir John Suckling and opposition to King Charles. I demonstrate that Sampson’s dedication of his play The Vow Breaker (published in 1636) to his patroness, Anne Willoughby, directly refers to the incident. The circumstance...
This is the first Italian translation of Philip Massinger's 'The Picture'. It's a parallel text edition, with translation, introduction, and critical notes by Emanuel Stelzer and a preface by Angela Locatelli. http://www.aracneeditrice.it/aracneweb/index.php/pubblicazione.html?item=9788825500127
Love suicide was a situation lavishly employed by playwrights in early modern England. We generally regard as tragic heroes the dramatic starcrossed lovers who kill themselves onstage and we see their death as the sensationally pathetic climax of the play. On the other hand, in Elizabethan and early Stuart society, suicide, or, as it was called, 's...
This paper consists of an analysis of the literary representations of the figure of Violante, Palma Vecchio's legendary daughter, in Italian, English, U.S., German, and French literature, mainly from the nineteenth century until the first half of the twentieth century.