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Described by the author as 'a Renaissance soap opera', Immortali is a late 16th century feast of pleasure and pain, exploring mysticism and heresy, tensions and jealousies, illusion and reality, smouldering passion and murderous intrigue. In telling the story of young Giulia Olivieri, enthralled by the mesmerising theatrical troupe Immortali and seduced by its 'most ...more
Published June 1st 2011 by Pen Press
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Jacqueline King
Jan 01, 2012 Jacqueline King rated it it was amazing
Anne Lewington’s novel, ‘Immortali’, is well-paced and deceptively easy to read.

It follows a troupe of actors - the ‘Commedia dell Arte’ - as they travel through mediaeval Italy, improvising traditional but unscripted plays wherever they can drum up an audience. While Lewington’s eye for fine detail and historical accuracy transport the reader back to the 16th Century, her use of language and structure give this book a timeless appeal.

Like the modern ‘soap opera’ the author compares it to, ‘Immo
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