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Travestimenti femminili nella commedia latina del Quattrocento

Clara Fossati
Università degli Studi di Genova

Published 2023-08-03


  • Tito Livio Frulovisi,
  • female cross-dressing,
  • fifteenth century Latin theatrical texts,
  • transgression

How to Cite

Fossati, C. (2023). Travestimenti femminili nella commedia latina del Quattrocento. Storia Delle Donne, 19, 223–236. Retrieved from https://oaj.fupress.net/index.php/sdd/article/view/15016


The paper examines the theme of female cross-dressing as a transgression and overcoming of an ethical limes as identity fiction. The article takes into consideration some fifteenth century Latin theatrical texts with particular attention to the comedies of the humanist Tito Livio Frulovisi whose plots concern the motif of disguise and other literary and narratological suggestions (clara.fossati@unige.it).