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Niccolò Machiavelli
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La Mandragore

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Capolavoro della commedia rinascimentale, la Mandragola fu composta da Machiavelli dopo il suo allontanamento forzoso dalla politica. La vicenda ruota intorno alla beffa giocata da un giovane fiorentino a un marito sciocco per possederne la moglie di cui si era invaghito. Un ruolo determinante nel convincimento della donna ha il suo confessore, corrotto dai denari dell'ama ...more
109 pages
Published 2009 by L'avant-scène théâtre (first published 1524)
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Anna
Apr 14, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: theatre
Πάω λοιπόν χθες που λέτε στην Πρωτοπορία να "κόψω κίνηση" για το τριήμερο του Πάσχα, μήπως και βρω καμιά καλή προσφορά, και βλέπω μπροστά μου αυτό το βιβλίο, μόνο με 2.90 €! Μου κάνει εντύπωση ο συγγραφέας (έχω τον Ηγεμόνα εδώ και κάτι μήνες στο γραφείο μου αδιάβαστο...), το οπισθόφυλλο ενδιαφέρον, "ας είναι", λέω, "δεν θα φάω εκείνο το vegan burger που είχα βάλει στο μάτι (η Μεγάλη Εβδομάδα εμπνέει και για νέες γκουρμέ συνταγές).

Το θεατρικό πολύ χαλαρό, καλογραμμένο και ευχάριστο, η μετάφραση ε
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Anne
Mar 03, 2011 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: oh-academia
This book really brought out the worst in people.

The reactions to it today in my Political Theory class were repugnant. Rape apologism, victim-blaming, sexism, misogyny...

I hated this play, but I suppose it brought out some passionate responses in me - a silver lining.

Certainly connects to Machiavelli's views on how people should behave, and raises some interesting questions - what does it truly mean to be happy? Is ignorance bliss, in the case of a buffoon like Nicia? How has Lucrezia changed?
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Simona Bartolotta
"Quel che mio marito ha voluto per una sera, voglio ch'egli l'abbia per sempre."

Non dubito che per l'epoca fosse di un'innovatività sconvolgente, ma suppongo che coi secoli abbia perso il proprio mordente. Ipotesi la quale, tuttavia, è ben lungi dal soddisfarmi; se un classico è un testo che non smette mai di dire quel che ha da dire, siamo di fronte a una contraddizione grande come un monte. Non è comunque un'opera da sottovalutare: ho trovato particolarmente acuta e pungente la resa del person
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Mohammad Ali
ترجمه ی اشعار - به طور خاص پیش درآمد - منو به شدت به خودش جلب کرد

طعنه های کتاب به کشیشیان و اهل علم هم خواندنی بود. دیدگاه طبیعت گرایانه ی ماکیاولی هم همچون سیاستش جلب نظر می کند

نکته ی فرعی: آنجا که ماکیاولی در پیش گفتار از وضع خود می نالد و می گوید وقتی کسی قدر مرا نمی داند باید هم بنشینم کمدی بنویسم و همچنین می گوید اصولا آدم اگر مشوقی نداشته باشد مغز آن حیوان بدبخت را نخورده است که زندگیش را پای این یا آن چیز بگذارد، به این فکر می کردم که احتمالا همین گودریدز از آن تشویق هایی است که احت
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İzel Özdemircan
Bir süredir kitaplığımda okunmayı bekliyordu ve bu kadar akıcı ve komik olacağını düşünmemiştim. Sayfa sayısı da az olunca elimden bırakamadım.Bazı karakterler ön plandaydı , özellikle de Ligurio (asalak) karakteri ve rahip çok iyiydi kesinlikle. Akıllıca yazılmış, okuması keyifli, bol göndermeli bir tiyatro oyunu Adamotu. Çok beğendim.
Victoria
May 27, 2013 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: classics, plays, it-lit

Mandragola: A Modern Movie Adaptation

Black screen.

Loud club music plays; the lyrics are indistinguishable but probably have something to do with sex, booze, and swag.

A group of men sit around a table and are drinking copious amounts of alcohol.

CAL: "Yo, chicks from your city? Ugggly."

CAM: "Yeah, well, even if they are, I have a cousin that is hot enough for all of the girls in my hometown. Her name is Lucy."

Black screen.

WHAT WOULD YOU DO...

Shot of CAL creeping LUCY, who shakes her mane of hair
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T.F. Rhoden
Dec 14, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
In preparing myself for a class I shall be attending next semester on Niccolò Machiavelli, I stumbled upon this play by Machiavelli entitled Mandragola (or Mandrake, as in the herb, in English).

I had already read The Prince some years back, and have just started on Discourses on Livy. These two are, of course, the two one must read if one wants to have a decent sense of Machiavelli's contributions to political theory. However, since so much of his stuff can seem heavy at times, reading somethin
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Julian Meynell
This is a comedic play by Machiavelli. The plot is straight forward and Machiavellian. A young man and his acquaintances concoct a scheme to seduce the young and beautiful wife of a rich fool. It is a useful disproof to some new kinder-gentler interpretations of Machiavelli. It is in the scheming protagonist school of romantic comedies, which are my favorite. The plot is straight forward and the scheme is not really ever set back. It is quite dirty at times, but the 16th century was more sexuall ...more
Danielle
Jan 29, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: play, italiano
Prima di leggere “La mandragola”, le opere di Niccolò Machiavelli mi sembravano secche e noiose. Pensavo che la maggior parte fossero basate sulla politica e che le pagine erano piene di retorica filosofica. Tuttavia, questa commedia è divertente e leggera ma non manca un tema che richiede riflessione. Infatti, Machiavelli mi ha quasi convinto che il fine giustifica i mezzi!
Nour AlHaj Yehia
عمل ساخر ناقد جميل، صيغ بسلاسة وعمق، يتحدث عن أعمدة المجتمع حين تكون سببا في انهياره، بدءا من الرّهبان الذين يمارسون الدّين كفعل مصلحة بدلا من فعل روح، وانتهاء بمن يدّعي الفضيلة ثمّ يقبل بأول خطيئة تُعرض عليه لمجرد أنّها ترتدي قناع الفضيلة.
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Niccolò di Bernardo dei Machiavelli was an Italian political philosopher, musician, poet, and romantic comedic playwright. He is a figure of the Italian Renaissance and a central figure of its political component, most widely known for his treatises on realist political theory (The Prince) on the one hand and republicanism (Discourses on Livy) on the other.
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