ENGL240: Classics of the Western Heritage: Ludovico Ariostos Orlando furioso
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This e-book is a study of the element of magic in two Italian Renaissance epic poems, Matteo Maria Boiardo’s Orlando innamorato, and Ludovico Ariosto’s Orlando furioso.
This DVD, available in streaming video both on and off campus through Films on Demand, portrays Charlemagne and the myth of the Song of Roland, which inspired numerious works of chivalric literatture, such as Orlando Furioso.
This short video from Films on Demand discusses how the Norman Vikings fought the Moors in southern Italy and ended 240 years of Muslim domination in Sicily, a conflict depicted in the puppet theatres in Sicily.
In 1969, Luca Ronconi directed a now-legendary theatrical adaptation of the Orlando Furioso for the Two Worlds Festival in Spoleto, Italy. Filmed in 1975 for Italian television, this link shows the first episode, beginnning with Bradamante's encounter with Pinabello in Canto II, and reflects the declamatory, stylized approach evident in the Sicilian puppet theatre. The production is in Italian.
A You Tube presentation of scene 9 from the Opera dei Pupi in Palermo that shows Orlando fighting a dragon and king. Other scenes from the puppet theatre are available on this site.
Use Naxos Music Library to hear some of the music inspired by Orlando Furioso, such as Vivaldi and Bach. Search by Orlando Furioso to pull up these works.
A You Tube presentation of Nel profondo from Vivaldi's opera, Orlando furioso, first performed in 1727, Teatro San Angelo, Venice.
Use Smithsonian Global Sound to hear music of the period. Search by Renaissance; Medieval; or Roland, for La Chanson de Roland, to hear this music.
A website that shows images of Orlando Furioso, including both classical illustrations and modern images from concerts, operas, and art.
A selection of pictures of Sicilian horse carts, with scenes of Orlando, Norman knights, and Moors painted on the sides of these traditional Sicilian carts.
The Sicilian puppet theatre originated in the 19th century, with wooden puppets or marionettes of characters derived from the Song of Roland and Italian interpretations such as Orlando Furioso by Ludovico Ariosto. The subject matter of the performances come from Sicilian history, and usually involve Saracens and Norman knights, though many liberties have been taken with the historical aspects.
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