Abstract

Abstract:

'Scarpia' is a sonnet in the voice of the famous villain in Giacomo Puccini's opera Tosca (librettists: Guiseppe Giacosa & Luigi Illica) which premiered in Rome in 1900. The arrogant and ruthless Scarpia, who compares himself to Iago, takes pride in his skill as a manipulator and hunter. The poem focuses on the link between various confusions (concerning morality, faith, nationalism) and sexual bravado in the character.

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Additional Information

ISSN
2325-730X
Print ISSN
1046-3348
Pages
p. 159
Launched on MUSE
2018-03-17
Open Access
No
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