Giovanni Verga’s new woman in la lupa: from page to stage

De Francisci, E. (2015) Giovanni Verga’s new woman in la lupa: from page to stage. Modern Language Review, 110(1), pp. 149-165. (doi: 10.5699/modelangrevi.110.1.0149)

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This article analyses the differences between Verga's novella ‘La Lupa’ (1880) and its transformation into a play in 1896. While the femme fatale, Gnà Pina, is a silent figure in the narrative, consumed by the desire to seduce her son-in-law, in the play she becomes an articulate character. The use of dialogue in the theatrical adaptation enables Gnà Pina to break away from her traditional identification and to voice the concerns and aspirations of socially committed late nineteenth-century women in Italy—becoming one of the first New Women to appear on the Italian stage at the turn of the century.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:De Francisci, Dr Enza
Authors: De Francisci, E.
College/School:College of Arts > School of Modern Languages and Cultures
Journal Name:Modern Language Review
Publisher:Modern Languages Research Association

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