Article révisé par les pairs
Résumé : The assay analyzes the success of the rule of Baldassarre Castiglione in the dialogues and proses of Torquato Tasso. By starting with the analysis of some letters, written in the month of June of 1584, it's possible to argue about the attempt to update the courtesan theory, that the writer of Sorrento tries to operate. The essay is not limited, however, to the textual analysis of Malpiglio overo de la corte, but it takes into account some previous and subsequent dialogues which spoke of the same subject. Chiarelli underlines the necessity to integrate the Malpiglio with the «appunti cortigiani», that show the perpetual attention that Tasso gave to the problem.