The Horned Owl
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Giovan Maria Cecchi (15171587) was the most prolific and popular of sixteenth-century Florentine dramatists. His best-known play, L’Assiuolo (The Horned Owl), brings to the stage the amorous adventure of two students at the University of Pisa who fall in love with the same married woman. Through a servant’s ruse they both succeed in gratifying their senses and in establishing a love affair that will see them through their undergraduate career.
About Giovan Maria Cecchi, and Konrad Eisenbichler
Konrad Eisenbichler teaches in the Renaissance Studies Program and in the Department of Italian Studies at Victoria College, University of Toronto. He has published extensively on Italian Renaissance history, culture, and literature, and in 2012 was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Canadian Society for Renaissance Studies. His translation of L’Assuiolo is the first of any of Cecchi’s plays.