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I'm writing my end-of-term Shakespeare paper on Italian Renaissance pornographic influences on Measure for Measure, which means, of course, that I'm having to read Italian Renaissance porn. Pietro Aretino: ick factor: 9.5 out of 10.00.

It's "guy porn" too: in other words, it's not even erotic, just very matter-of-fact and workmanlike. :-/

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I'm writing my end-of-term Shakespeare paper on Italian Renaissance pornographic influences on Measure for Measure, which means, of course, that I'm having to read Italian Renaissance porn. Pietro Aretino: ick factor: 9.5 out of 10.00.


Eww! I haven't read him, but did he influence the whole "th'impression of keen whips I'd wear as rubies" stuff in MfM? My sympathies!

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It's "guy porn" too: in other words, it's not even erotic, just very matter-of-fact and workmanlike. :-/


LOL! I once read somewhere that girls require lots of flowery sensuous prose to get turned on, whereas all guys require are seven words: "Two blondes. Doing it. To each other"

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"Two blondes. Doing it. To each other"

LOL! That reminds me of Gareth's dream/goal in The Office. (Although his was "Twins. Doing it. To each other. I'm just watching." Or something close to that.)

I hadn't even thought of Isabella's sado-maso commentary in terms of Renaissance porn (ick! double-ick!!), but I wouldn't be surprised. I'm just trying to prove Lucio as having a prurient interest in nuns, no doubt fed by nun-based pornography such as Aretino's Ragiomenti, Baccaccio's Decameron, and even Marlowe's Jew of Malta.

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Hmmm. I wish I could get those two hours back (and the icky stuff out of my head.)

It's like Tom Stoppard's point in Arcadia: You can stir the jam into the porridge, but you can never stir it back out again.

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