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BOCCACCIO: Decameron (The) (Abridged)


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BOCCACCIO: Decameron (The) (Abridged)

Here are sixteen tales from one of the great works of the Middle Ages. Ten young people have fled for a while, the terrible effects of the Black Death in Florence and, in an idyllic setting, tell a series of brilliant stories, by turns humorous, bawdy, tragic and provocative. This celebration of physical and sexual vitality is Boccaccio’s answer to the sublime other-worldliness of Dante’s Divine Comedy…

Disc 1

  Selections from The Decameron
1.   1348, Florence. The Plague 00:09:50
2.   The funeral customs are abandoned 00:06:20
3.   Seven young women in the church of Santa Maria Novella 00:08:25
4.   Three young men come into the church and Pampinea proposes 00:06:43
5.   Dioneo’s tale of a young monk attracted by a pretty girl, and is espied by the Abbot 00:06:55
6.   Panfilo’s tale of the misfortunes of a beautiful Saracen girl, whose beauty... 00:06:51
7.   Pericone became daily more ardent 00:06:14
8.   Alatiel courted by Prince of the Morea in Corinth 00:06:25
9.   War became more imminent 00:06:12
10.   Antioco and his merchant friend, and Antigono of Famagusta 00:08:58
11.   Alatiel tells her father of her adventures 00:05:46

Disc 2

  Selections from The Decameron
1.   The company moves on 00:05:48
2.   Pampinea’s tale of Agilulf, King of the Lombards, his Queen Theodilinda and the groom… 00:10:15
3.   Fiammetta tells a tragic tale of the rage of Tancred, Prince of Salerno spent on Ghismonda and her lover Guiscardo 00:14:01
4.   The Prince gives the command to kill 00:06:26
5.   Pampinea lightens the mood of the party with a story of a monkish seduction 00:12:17
6.   Gossip gains control 00:07:13
7.   Filomena tells a tale of unswerving love 00:08:37

Disc 3

  Selections from The Decameron
1.   Eliza tells of pure and honest love of Angolella and Pietro 00:14:01
2.   Filistrato recounts the balcony consummation of the love of Ricciardo and Caterina 00:12:26
3.   Dioneo reports on a wife consigned to a marriage to a man who prefers men 00:15:10
4.   Filistrato on the rights of women 00:05:27
5.   Dioneo becomes king and leads the party to a new home 00:01:19
6.   Filistrato with the story of the wine butt 00:07:48
7.   Filomena tells a knightly tale of love 00:12:21

Disc 4

  Selections from The Decameron
1.   Fiammetta enjoys the revenge of one friend upon another 00:07:48
2.   Emilia shows how easily a doctor can be a fool for all his learning 00:09:44
3.   The doctor asks to join the club 00:13:13
4.   The doctor goes to the tombs 00:06:00
5.   Panfilo imagines a busy night at an inn on the road 00:08:31
6.   Dioneo tells of patient Griselda and her testing husband Gualtieri 00:07:41
7.   Gualtieri sends his daughter away 00:06:27
8.   Gualtieri announces he will marry again 00:07:08
9.   The story telling is at an end, and the company part 00:02:31

Total Playing Time: 04:40:51

Boccaccio, Giovanni

Gallagher, Teresa; Goode, James; Hayes, Polly; Keeble, Jonathan; O'Neal, Siri; Pettitt, Alison; Philpott, Daniel; Rainsford, Nickie; Thorne, Stephen

Label: Naxos AudioBooks

Genre: Great Epics and Tales

Period: Medieval

Catalogue No: NA438012

Barcode: 9789626343807

Physical Release: 06/2006

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