Farnham : Ashgate, c2009.
English drama Italian influences
English drama Early modern and Elizabethan, 1500-1600 History and criticism
Italian drama (Comedy) History and criticism
Older men in literature
General note: Includes essays on senescence and melancholy in Shakespeare's England and King Lear, old age and the uses of comedy in Bibbiena's Calandra and Shakespeare's Merry wives of Windsor, and old age and Utopia in The tempest and The old law. UK-SuSCL Bibliography, etc. note: Includes bibliographical references and index. Summary, etc: This study tracing the evolution of the comic old man in Italian and English Renaissance comedy shows how English dramatists adopted and reimagined an Italian model to reflect native concerns about and attitudes toward growing old.