Giambattista Basile: La Gatta Cenerentola
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"Lo Cunto" is a collection of tales of folk origin, written in Neapolitan dialect, and inserted in a frame along the lines of the Decameron. The narrative is divided into five days (hence the other title of Pentamerone), each including ten fairy tales.
The author imagines that around Taddeo, Prince of Camporotondo, a Moorish slave, who had become his wife with a trick, and the young Zoza, in love with the prince, there are ten commoner women - Zeza sciancata, Ceccastorta, Meneca gozzosa, Tolla nasuta, Popa gobba, Antonella bavosa, Ciulla musuta, Paola scerpellata, Ciommetella tignosa, Iacova squarquoia, each telling a story a day, for five days. In the end, the Moorish slave's deception is revealed and the Prince will return Zoza's love. In the video, the animated film's soundtrack.