Ludovico Ariosto, Orlando Furioso, 1634 - Ariodante and Dalinda, illustration pl.V, p.31.

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Date:1634

Description:Illustration for the story on which Shakespeare based a comedy sub-plot.

The tale of Ariodante, and Ginevra impersonated by Dalinda is the subject of a fine engraving in the 1634 edition of Harington's translation of Orlando Furioso. This plate shows several scenes from the story that Shakespeare used, including in the foreground, the deception of Ariodante when he is made to believe that his love, Ginevra, has welcomed another lover at night.

See: Much Ado About Nothing, Borachio 3,3, lines 138-156.

Full title: Ludovico Ariosto, Orlando Furioso in English heroical verse by Sir John Harington now thirdly revised , London, printed by G. Miller for J. Parker, 1634.


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