Gerolamo Rovetta

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Gerolamo Rovetta

Gerolamo Rovetta (November 30, 1851 - May 8, 1910) was an Italian writer and playwright.

Born in Brescia, Rovetta was the author of novels and short stories as well of stage plays and dramas. His first novel was Mater dolorosa (1882), a novel set in the world of the nobles that achieved a considerable popular success.[1]

He is also well known for the drama Romanticismo, whose success was partly dued to its patriotic content;[1] it was later adaptated in a film with the same name directed by Clemente Fracassi and starred by Amedeo Nazzari and Clara Calamai.[2] In theatre Romanticismo and I disonesti found in Paola Pezzaglia an ideal interpreter.

Close to verismo,[3] his works represent the Lombard political and the bourgeoisie of the time, and show the disillusionment for the failure of the ideals of the Risorgimento.[4]

Rovetta committed suicide in 1910, leaving an unfinished novel.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Peter Bondanella; Julia Conway Bondanella. Cassell Dictionary Italian Literature. Continuum International Publishing Group, 2001. ISBN 0304704644. 
  2. ^ Roberto Chiti; Roberto Poppi; Enrico Lancia. Dizionario del cinema italiano: I film. Gremese, 1991. ISBN 8876055487. 
  3. ^ Pierluigi Pellini. Naturalismo e verismo. La nuova Italia, 1998. ISBN 8822130286. 
  4. ^ Enrico Bevilacqua. Gerolamo Rovetta e la sua famiglia materna: appunti e ricordi. Le Monnier, 1925. 

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