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Monna Vanna: A Play in Three Acts

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1903. Play by the Belgian poet, dramatist, essayist and Winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature, whose literary career began with the publication of two volumes of poetry. Monna Vanna takes place at the end of the fifteenth century in Pisa and the camp outside the walls with the cast made up of nobles, soldiers, peasants, men and women of the city, etc.
Paperback, 156 pages
Published January 1st 2005 by Kessinger Publishing (first published 1902)
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Nov 13, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Monna Vanna by Maurice Maeterlinck
This play turned out to be an unexpected pleasure

Monna Vanna is a brave, incredible woman.
She is the wife of Guido Colonna, the Commander of Pisa. The city is attacked and vanquished by another town- Florence.
The situation requires a dramatic stand and Marco Colonna, the father of the Commander is on a mission to talk to Prinzivalle, the enemy:
- MARCO: Know, then, that I saw Prinzivalle and spoke with him.... I thought to find some barbarian, arrogant and heavy,
It's a very well-made play by Maurice Maeterlink. A woman Vanna has sacrificed herself to save the entire village for her to spend one night with an enemy's arms her friend Prinzivalle. But of course, Guido Vanna's husband was against with it........and so the ending was very sad. When one's trust was gone I guess everything was end to distrust and not even realizing that person was doing it simply because of her love to her people. ( One of Ms. Ayn Rand's favorite play)
Bogdan Liviu
Sep 20, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
“Priveşte-mă bine, Vanna! Am eu aerul unui om care crede că stelele sunt lumânări aprinse pe cer şi că pot stinge strălucirea lunii scuipând într-o fântână unde ea se oglindeşte? Eu nu văd ce urmăreşti, e oare delirul ce urmează nopţii îngrozitoare pe care-ai petrecut-o?”
― Nu e delir, e adevărul!
Jun 21, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
An impressive play with great themes on individualism and personal choice. A quick and rewarding read.
Greg McConeghy
Published Harper and Brothers, September 1903
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Maurice Polydore Marie Bernard Maeterlinck (also called Comte (Count) Maeterlinck from 1932; [mo.ʁis ma.tɛʁ.lɛːk] in Belgium, [mɛ.teʁ.lɛːk] in France; 29 August 1862 – 6 May 1949) was a Belgian playwright, poet, and essayist who was a Fleming, but wrote in French. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1911 "in appreciation of his many-sided literary activities, and especially of his dram ...more
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