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Chapter 8. Correlation > Metanarrative

Metanarrative
He breaks off narrations verie abruptly so as indeed a loose inattentive reader will hardly carrie away any part of the storie. 6
6John Harington thus wrote in the preface to his own translation of the Orlando Furioso in 1591.
On July 4, 1969, at the Festival dei Due Mondi in Spoleto (Italy), one of the largest theatrical events in Italy and Europe, Luca Ronconi debuted his version of the Frenzy of Orlando. Edoardo Sanguineti, writer, poet, and translator, was the playwright. This is what the Italian researcher and director Claudio Longhi (2006, p. 7) writes in his book recalling the creative process that led to that theatrical adaptation:
the Orlando furioso lies on the green moquette in director Luca Ronconi's study. Ludovico Ariosto's octets, transformed into dialogs by Edoardo Sanguineti, are glued to large sheets: every paper rectangle hosts four simultaneous scenes corresponding to the four different themes into which, in its theatrical rendition, the many adventures crowding the epic will be split.

  

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