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Sunday, July 14, 2013

Definitions for rifacimento

  1. a recast or adaptation, as of a literary or musical work.

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Citations for rifacimento
It is not a rifacimento of compliments; such is not the style with which I am saluted by the Duke of Doze and the Earl of Leatherdale! Benjamin Disraeli, Vivian Grey, 1906
Nevertheless, he shared the impression of unlikeness that certain parts of the play had left on many minds, and thought them best explained by the hypothesis of intermediate work, Shakespeare's rifacimento of which was not so thorough but that he accepted much structure and a good deal of actual verse from its author... William Shakespeare, with introduction by Brian Morris, The Taming of the Shrew, 1981
Origin of rifacimento
Rifacimento entered English in the late 1700s from the Italian word rifare meaning "to make over."