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È un dramma pastorale in cinque atti. Il pastore Aminta ama la ninfa Silvia che, seguace di Diana, disprezza il suo amore. Quando Aminta viene a sapere che Silvia è morta, divorata dai lupi, per la disperazione si getta da una rupe. Silvia però è viva e, conosciuto il gesto di Aminta, capisce di amarlo. Il giovane pastore, miracolosamente incolume, riesce così a conquistar ...more
Paperback, Classici, 171 pages
Published 1976 by BUR (first published 1573)
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Alison
Mar 29, 2009 Alison rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is one of my favorite pastoral intrigues ... must learn italian, though!
Keith
Jan 07, 2017 Keith rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Like Shakespeare’s As You Like It, Tasso’s pastoral play is a whimsical work with beautiful language wrapped around a highly improbable plot. Although the play has some wry observations on the nature of love and some moderately well-drawn characters, the real intent of this play is to entertain with language (and love).

My kudos to the translators of Italica Press version. Jernigan and Jones do an outstanding job. I can’t read the Italian, but the English is truly musical.

If you enjoy Shakespea
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Adamo Lanna
Aug 28, 2010 Adamo Lanna rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: poesia, 500
La cosa più sfiziosa in questi libri pastorali è che c'è sempre un personaggio che si chiama Silvio che corre dietro alle pastorelle. Ho detto tutto.
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Torquato Tasso (11 March 1544 – 25 April 1595) was an Italian poet of the 16th century, best known for his poem La Gerusalemme liberata (Jerusalem Delivered) (1580), in which he depicts a highly imaginative version of the combats between Christians and Muslims at the end of the First Crusade, during the siege of Jerusalem. He died a few days before he was due to be crowned as the king of poets by ...more
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