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Machiavelli's Mandrake at 500

Symposium Commemorating the 500th Anniversary of Machiavelli’s Comedy

Event Details

Date
Friday, October 12, 2018
Time
3:30-7 p.m.
Location
126 (West Wing), Memorial Library
Description
Niccolò Machiavelli’s bawdy comedy, Mandragola (“Mandrake”, 1518) displays powerfully the provocative wit of its author like few other theatrical works of early modernity. This play saw more performances in 16th-century Italy than any other. This symposium will commemorate the 500th anniversary of Machiavelli’s comedy by gathering scholars from diverse disciplines to explore new insights and appreciation for the "Mandrake" as a portrayal of human nature.
Cost
Free

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