Early Modern Bromance: Love, Friendship, and Marriage in Sixteenth-Century Italian Academies

by Aria Dal Molin

Table of Contents

Introduction. Classical Perfect Friendship and Bromantic Comedy

Part I. Interrogating Marriage

Chapter 1. Longing for Gioventù in Early Sixteenth-Century Siena

Chapter 2. The Question of Eros in Early Modern Perfect Friendship

Part II. Renaissance Guyland

Chapter 3. Performing Renaissance Friendship

Chapter 4. The Renaissance Man Cave

Part III. Theatergrams of Homosociality

Chapter 5. Gl’Ingannati Performance and Homosocial Triangulation

Chapter 6. "I'd Marry you if you were a girl": Dramatizing Discourses of Ideal Male Friendship




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