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BOCCACCIO: The Decameron (selections) (Alison Pettit/ Daniel Philpott/ James Goode/ Jonathan Keeble/ Nickie Rainsford/ Nicolas Soames/ Polly Hayes/ Siri O'Neal/ Stephen Thorne/ Teresa Gallagher) (Naxos Audio Books: NA438012)


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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...
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Item number NA438012
Barcode 9789626343807
Release date 29/05/2006
Category Classic Fiction & Modern Classics | AudioBooks
Label Naxos AudioBooks
Media type CD
Number of units 4
Performers
Artists Siri O'Neal
Polly Hayes
James Goode
Alison Pettit
Daniel Philpott
Teresa Gallagher
Nickie Rainsford
Jonathan Keeble
Stephen Thorne
Composers Giovanni Boccaccio
Producers Nicolas Soames
Disc: 1
Selections from The Decameron
1 1348, Florence. The Plague
2 The funeral customs are abandoned
3 Seven young women in the church of Santa Maria Nov
4 Three young men come into the church and Pampinea
5 Dioneo’s tale of a young monk attracted by a prett
6 Panfilo’s tale of the misfortunes of a beautiful S
7 Pericone became daily more ardent
8 Alatiel courted by Prince of the Morea in Corinth
9 War became more imminent
10 Antioco and his merchant friend, and Antigono of F
11 Alatiel tells her father of her adventures
Disc: 2
Selections from The Decameron
1 The company moves on
2 Pampinea’s tale of Agilulf, King of the Lombards,
3 Fiammetta tells a tragic tale of the rage of Tancr
4 The Prince gives the command to kill
5 Pampinea lightens the mood of the party with a sto
6 Gossip gains control
7 Filomena tells a tale of unswerving love
Disc: 3
Selections from The Decameron
1 Eliza tells of pure and honest love of Angolella a
2 Filistrato recounts the balcony consummation of th
3 Dioneo reports on a wife consigned to a marriage t
4 Filistrato on the rights of women
5 Dioneo becomes king and leads the party to a new h
6 Filistrato with the story of the wine butt
7 Filomena tells a knightly tale of love
Disc: 4
Selections from The Decameron
1 Fiammetta enjoys the revenge of one friend upon an
2 Emilia shows how easily a doctor can be a fool for
3 The doctor asks to join the club
4 The doctor goes to the tombs
5 Panfilo imagines a busy night at an inn on the roa
6 Dioneo tells of patient Griselda and her testing h
7 Gualtieri sends his daughter away
8 Gualtieri announces he will marry again
9 The story telling is at an end, and the company pa
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