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Somerville

Show "Isabella Unmasked - The Legacy of an Italian Renaissance Woman"

In 1589, The Madness of Isabella was a triumph at the Medici court in Florence. The protagonist was Isabella Andreini, a poet, a mother and one of the first theater professional female performers. A true Renaissance woman.

Show "Isabella Unmasked - The Legacy of an Italian Renaissance Woman"
Show "Isabella Unmasked - The Legacy of an Italian Renaissance Woman"

Time & Location

May 04, 2024, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Somerville, 561 Windsor St 4th Floor, Somerville, MA 02143, USA

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About the event

In 1589, The Madness of Isabella was a triumph at the Medici court in Florence. The protagonist was Isabella Andreini, a poet, a mother and one of the first theater professional female performers. A true Renaissance woman. Pazzi Lazzi’s theatre production Isabella Unmasked - The Legacy of an Italian Renaissance Woman is a tribute to her and her legacy: all women working in the arts today.

The show is an original play written by Chiara Durazzini and Walter Valeri and introduces the audience to this fascinating historical figure through the plot of The Madness of Isabella, with its numerous stock characters, such as Isabella, the nobleman Orazio, Arlecchino, Pantalone, Ricciolina, Dottore, Zanni, all played by Ms. Chiara Durazzini with musical accompaniment by the multi-instrumentalist Dan Meyers, director of the Renaissance music ensemble Seven Times Salt. Directed by Marco Zanelli. See the Playbill.

The show is in English with some Italian.  Suggested donation $15 to Pazzi Lazzi/All'italiana theatre company HERE

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